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Diseño industrial en España

13 may, 1998 - 31 august, 1998 /
Sabatini Building, Floor 1, Sabatini Garden, Sánchez Bustillo Plaza

Under the equation "culture + industry = design,"Diseño industrial en España tries to, on one hand, convey the importance of an industry that in addition to responding to consumer demands and market strategies, is a reflection of post-industrial society, and on the other aims to provide an overview of the evolution of industrial design on the national scene during the twentieth century.

This exhibition weaves a historical narrative based on the qualities of the products that have marked the history of the country, distinguished by their conceptual or material quality and which provide unknown or original answers. The exhibition gathers a selection of 350 pieces, arranged in chronological order and includes some thematic attachments (street furniture, large vehicles or the limit with art) added with the intention of avoiding a simple presentation of a repertoire.

The chronology, which in turn gives structure to the tour and the museographical design, is divided into five stages: Background and prototypes (1900-1929), First ideas (1930-1959), Birth and Development (1960-1979), the Spanish design boom (1980-1989) and Standardisation and Internationalisation (the 90s). In this way a continuity of names and works are established which start with Antonio Gaudí and the practice of traditional design. The next phase is constituted by the Thirties, with the independence of the manufacturing process as industrial design, full of conceptual and aesthetic influence that comes from the European avant-garde and the International Modernism. The GATEPAC (Group of Spanish Artists and Technicians for the Progress of Contemporary Architecture) is the main promoter of modern design ideas and creativity: different acenues such as AC Magazine, the store MIDVA (Mobles i decoració per a la vivenda actual) (Furniture and decor for today’s home) and serves as an example for industry and manufacturers.

The formalisation of design starts in Spain in the second half of the Fifties, thanks to a favourable economic outlook after the end of autarky, as well as by the existence of a group of mobilisers aware of the importance of industry. It is the moment for SEDI (Society of Industrial Design Studies, Madrid, 1957) and IDIB (Institute of Industrial Design in Barcelona, 1957) -which becomes FAD (Foment de les Arts i disseny) (Promotion of the Arts and design) and ADI FAD (Associació de Disney industrial) (Association of Industrial design) and later, the Industrial Design Group- where there is a confluence of leading architects, designers and industrialists from that time. Elisava (Barcelona, 1961) is also established, the first school in Spain dedicated to industrial design, and which becomes Eina School in 1967. After years of experimentation in the 1970s and certain excesses in the 1980s; during the Nineties, industry looks for an element of differentiation, based on ingenuity and thrift, with a minimalist and traditional aesthetic. As a counterpoint, the exhibition or experimental design took refuge in artistic fields. In this respect, the exhibition also includes a section dedicated to non-industrial designs created by artists, which show the close relationship between art and design.

Exhibition´s details

Organized by: 
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Dirección General de Industria, Ministerio de Industria y Energía
Curatorship: 
Daniel Giralt-Miracle, Juli Capella, Quim Larrea and Pedro Nueno
Exhibition Tour: 

Museu de les Arts Decoratives, Barcelona (October 28, 1998 - January 10, 1999); Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla (May 20 - August 31, 1999)

Artists:
María Luisa Aguado, Esteve Agulló Montón, Jeannette Altherr, ARCOS HERMANOS, Josep Aregall, Gianluigi Arnaldi, Associate Designers (Ramón Bigas, Pep Sant), Bañó + Asociados, Francisco J. Barba Corsini, Nestor Basterretxea, Sigfrido Martín Begué, Luis Bejarano, José Juan Belda, Ramón Benedito Graells, Gemma Bernal, Marc Birkigt, Oriol Bohigas, Antonio Bonamusa, Antonio Bonet, Pep Bonet, Bosch, Joan Brossa, Josep Lluís Canosa, Capdevila y Asociados, Guillermo Capdevila, Javier Carvajal Ferrer, CASA (Oficina de Proyectos de Construcciones Aeronaúticas), Antoni Casadesús Caralps, Julio Cejudo, Camilo José Cela, Centro de Estudios Técnicos Materiales Especiales, Miguel Ángel Ciganda, Cristian Cirici, José Luis Clemente, Luís Clotet, José Antonio Coderch, Alberto Corazón, Luis Corbella, Federico Correa, Pepe Cortés León, Pepe Cortés, Antonio Cruz, Salvador Dalí, D.D.T. (Iosu Rada, Carlos Lalastra, Pablo Madariaga), Rafael y Carlos Delgado, Departamento de Diseño Derbi, Derbi, Òscar Devesa, Sergi Devesa, Isaac Díaz Pardo, José Luis Díez Blanco, Miguel Durán-Lóriga Rodrigáñez, DZ, Equipo Interno Compañía Roca, Juan Espino, Estudi Blanc (Joan Antoni Blanc, Pau Joan Vidal), Luis Feduchi Ruiz, Pedro Feduchi, Ventura Feliu, Jorge Ferrari-Hardoy, Mariano Ferrer, Sandra Figuerola, Miguel Fisac Serna, Mariano Fortuny, Enric Franch Miret, Ferran Freixa, Iñaki Galarza Gariragoitia, Beth Galí, Jordi Galí Camprubi, Marisa Gallén, Javier Garrido, GATECPAC, Antoni Gaudí, Giugiaro Design SPL, Giorgio Giugiaro, Grup Transatlàntic (Ramón Benedito, Lluís Morillas, Josep Puig), Grupo Item, Jesús Guibelalde, Manuel Guinea, Juan Gunfaus, Luis Gutiérrez Soto, Jordi Henrich, Albert Isern, Ramón Isern, Pedro María Izaguirre, Manuel Jalón Corominas, Ángel Jové, Josep M. Julià, King & Miranda (Perry King, Santiago Miranda), Juan Kurchan, La Nave, Francisco P. de Ledesma, Alberto Lievore, Gabriel Lluelles i Rabadá, Josep Lluscà, Jaime Luego, David Mackay, Ramón Marinel.lo, Javier Mariscal, Rafael Marquina, José A. Martínez Lapeña, Josep M. Martorell, Josep M. Massana, Carmen Menchón, Leopoldo Milá Sagnier, Alfonso Milá, Miralda, Enric Miralles, Pedro Miralles, Josep M. Mir, Joan Miró, Manuel Molina, Esteve Monegal, Rafael Moneo, Antoni de Moragas i Gallissà, Luis Moreno, Francisco Muñoz, Andrés Nagel, Daniel Nebot, Jean Nouvel, Oficina Técnica de Payá Hermanos, David Olañeta, Gabriel Ordeig, Antonio Ortiz, Montse Padrós, Pegaso, Wifredo Pelayo Ricardt, Jorge Pensi Lombardo, José Luis Pérez Ortega, Guillermo Pérez Villalta, Carme Pinós, Helio Piñón, Pere Pi, Francisco Podadera Domínguez, Gerardo Polledo, Màrius Quintana, R. Raich, Dieter Rams, Carles Riart Llop, André Ricard, Mireia Riera, Carlos Rivera Ballarín, Ximo Roca, Germán Rodríguez Arias, Santiago Roqueta Matías, Santi Roqueta, Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada, Eduard Samsó, José Luis Sánchez Fernández, Juan Sánchez, Tomás Sánchez, Enrique Sanchiz Bueno, Pete Sans, Enric Sardà Sacristan, Schmidt-Lackner-Design, Miguel Fisac Serna, Antonio Serrano Bulnes, Luis Serrano, José Ramón Sierra, Diego Slemenson, Solozabal y Olabe, Alejandro de la Sota, Álvaro Soto, Ettore Sottsass Jr., Philippe Starck, Tonet Sunyer, Susperregui y Vila, Antoni Tàpies, Olga Tarrassó, Gabriel Teixidó, Josep Torres Clavé, Elías Torres, José María Torres, Josep M. Tremoleda, Tres D Innovación y Diseño Integral, Jaume Tresserra Clapés, Óscar Tusquets Blanca, Ignacio Urresti, Albert Viaplana, Gregorio Vicente, Jordi Vilanova, Javier Visiers, Terence Woodgate, Marco Zanuso View more

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