Discover a selection of products and works from more than sixty emergent designers in the third edition of the pop-up boutique Barcelona Designers' Collective.
The Barcelona Designers' Collective is a platform of support for independent design and creative expressions with a commercial vocation. The project is a tool for young professionals who are committed to the path of self-publishing their own brand in the field of design. The objective of this initiative is to discover, promote and support emerging talent.
It takes the form of a selection of products and work by the best emerging designers from all disciplines of design and creativity that, from 22 June to 16 August 2016, will be able to sell their products in a pop-up boutique at La Roca Village.
The third edition of the Barcelona Designers’ Collective will also feature gastronomy as one of its new creative areas - a nod to Catalonia having being named European Gastronomy Region 2016. The Barcelona Designers' Collective pop-up also has an area dedicated to the sale of gourmet Catalan products: L'Escala anchovies, oils, sweets and wines, for visitors to take home with them as a culinary memento.
The FAD participates in selecting and commissioning the Barcelona Designers' Collective, a vital role in order to secure the very best talent and obtain the highest quality design to be shown to the public. Mentoring is another core element of the project, the aim of which is to bring together up-and-coming talent with established designers, to accompany them on their design journey. This duty is generously carried out by all members of the panel, all of whom are well known in their specific field of design, such as Benedetta Tagliabue, Biel Capllonch, Lázaro Rosa-Violán, the Torres Brothers (Hermanos Torres), Claret Serrahima, Eugeni Quitllet, Marc Monzó and Miriam Ponsa.
The Barcelona Designers’ Collective is part of an international project by Value Retail, which has editions in Fidenza Village, Milan (The Creative Spot); Bicester Village, London (British Designers’ Collective); and Kildare Village, Dublin (Só Collective).
The initiative, created by Value Retail in 2011, aims to build a bridge between creativity and its natural stakeholder, the public. The first edition of the project in Barcelona was presented in 2014 and since then it has never stopped evolving. In 2016 it involved 62 participants, compared with 50 in the previous edition. The pop-up boutique, dedicated to showcasing items by emerging designers, has grown from 100 to 150 square metres and incorporates gastronomy as a form of creative expression.
The young architects Sylvain Carlet and Isern Serra have used the staging – with the dimensions, materials and lines of the space – to communicate the initiative. It’s a bespoke place in which the natural elegance of wood, the purity of the colour white and the beauty of basic shapes such as the square, create an atmosphere for talent to shine with a light of its own.
'Show, Share & Shine the Talent'