Inspired in Barcelona returns once again to Milan Design Week

Inspired in Barcelona returns from April 16th to 21st to Milan Design Week with "Inspired in Barcelona: Terra Rossa", a collective and conceptual exhibition inspired by the use of clay as a primordial and universal element for the creation of the first design artifacts, common especially in the Mediterranean region.

Curated by Apartamento Studios and Júlia Esqué, the centerpiece of the installation is a large theatrical pyramid with 75 original "botijos" specifically made for the event. The "botijo," a traditional Catalan terracotta pitcher used for cooling liquids, results from the reinterpretation by 15 Catalan designers and artists such as Marc Morro, Robbie Whitehead, Jaume Ramirez, Apparatu, and Clàudia Valsells, among others. The artistic "alterations" have been created in the workshop of Eloi Bonadona, a ceramist recently recognized by the Homo Faber guide.

The installation is completed with a foyer where a large jug, provided by the ceramist Carles Llarch, is filled with wine and invites to celebrate the event, and by a versatile central space, configured thanks to collaborations with the best Catalan furniture design brands where it will be possible to sit, gather, or simply take a break during the busy days of the Milanese festival.

"Inspired in Barcelona: Terra Rossa", which this year will be located in the Porta Venezia Design District, at Sirtori26, is organized by the Barcelona Centre de Disseny and promoted by the Generalitat de Catalunya through ACCIÓ and the Barcelona City Council through the Department of Creative Industries (ICUB) and the Disseny Hub Barcelona.

In the same exhibition space visitors will be able to simultaneously explore the exhibition "Visions of Catalonia. Designing Craft": everyday objects that advocate for innovation, proximity, sustainability, and social commitment. The exhibition, organized by the Consortium of Commerce, Crafts, and Fashion, is also promoted by the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Explore other Inspired in Barcelona exhibitions here.

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