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Design is Future is a meeting place for companies, organisations and professionals, which will share success stories and new design trends and methodologies that are shaping the future.

A journey that spans three major thematic areas viewing the design from three specific points of view: the profession, business and society. All illustrated through case studies and experiences of interest from around the  world. Examples of new design professionals, certifying the usefulness of design to revitalize and make  businesses grow and finally the design from the stand point of how of how to improve life for people and society. The format seeks to find a creative system that allows to show all the content in an original and dynamic way,  facilitates the tools to illustrate a high level professional connection and, in general, creates an innovative experience.

Design is Future is an event created and organized by BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny (Barcelona Design Center) and Toormix.


The profile of the new designer is at a turning point. This part is specialized in the design profession and explores the evolving dynamics of new design, new knowledge and finally the most innovative experiences in the field of the profession, the research and the entrepreneurship. The future role of the designer from the point of view of new disciplines, profiles and also as a generator of active content and entrepreneurship.


The second part of Design is Future shows the importance of design within the businesses structure as an innovation enhancer. How the design culture is impacting in businesses. Companies, institutions, governments or cities positioned thanks to be related to design driven values.


The last part of Design is Future event shows how design is increasingly more user-centered. How design helps to improve society and the cities through innovation and helps to make an easier life to people.


Design is Future Film

This film is the result of the last edition of 'Design is Future congresstival' held at Disseny Hub Barcelona from 6 to 8 June during the Barcelona Design Week. It showcases the main highlights and strong ideas from the 15 speakers that took part in the Design is Future 2016, as well as from the presenter and curators of the event

They all share with the audience their main insights about the key role of design while explaining how it helps professionals, businesses and society to be more innovative and sustainable. This film has been possible thanks to the collaboration of FABRICA.

We really hope you enjoy the film! #DesignIsFuture

Venue's location

Disseny Hub Barcelona

Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37, 08018 Barcelona

+34 93 256 67 33 hello@designisfuture.com

About Design is Future

Created to promote the economic and social value of design. A discipline that facilitates the processes of innovation and also helps brands to become more visible, coherent and differential. It is a meeting place for companies, organisations and professionals, which will share success stories and new design trends and methodologies that are shaping the future.

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About BCD

BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny (Barcelona Design Center) is a private centre devoted to the promotion of all aspects of design with over 40 years of experience working for businesses and ublic bodies. BCD aims to promote the strategic value of design in the business and institutional sphere, make Catalonia and the  Barcelona brand a worldwide benchmark in design and innovation, favouring the attraction of talent and investment. Legally established in 1973 as the first promotion centre for design in Spain, BCD currently develops projects and activities in four different areas: Design Policy, Business Growth and Creative Entrepreneurship, Promotion and Internationalization and Social Innovation. BCD organises the Barcelona Design Week anually since 2006.

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About Toormix

Toormix is design studio from Barcelona specialized in brand consultancy and development, art direction, editorial, web design and content generator projects. Thinking, design and innovation are the engine that moves the studio. Created in 2000 by Ferran Mitjans and Oriol Armengou, toormix is a design consultancy focused on ideas and a clear vocation for innovation and networking, working for national and international clients, whether large or small. They also do conferences and workshops in different events, have been invited as lecturers in different design schools and have participated in several exibitions around the world. They have also organized several design events in Barcelona and curated design exhibitions as well.

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