Madrid Design Festival 2019: a user guide

February is already here, and design is invading Madrid, with exhibitions, events, talks, workshops, concerts, and more.  Madrid Design Festival 2019 is hiding some gems in the city that you just can’t miss.

Wood in Progress, Finsa by Envisions

Ephimera, from February 7 to February 17

Following its success at Milan Design Week, London Design Fair, and Dutch Design Week, this collaboration between Dutch design collective Envisions and wood solutions company Finsa, which explores the relationship between design and industry, is being seen in Spain for the first time.

Wood in Progress, Madrid Design Festival.  Photo: Finsa


Producto Fresco (Fresh Product), DIMAD

Central de Diseño, from February 6 to March 20

Since 2012, this project by DIMAD has been showing the best in product design from Madrid designers from the previous year.  This showcase for innovation is complemented by a program of talks and workshops.  In 2019, it will also showcase the best in design from the featured autonomous region of Andalusia.

Producto Fresco, Madrid Design Festival.
Producto Fresco, Madrid Design Festival.


Home Urban Home, Mini

Centro Cultural Conde Duque, from January 31 to February 21

MYCC architecture studio takes advantage of the centre courtyard at Conde Duque by turning it into a pretty, useful, and welcoming spot.  This house made of wood will become a space for living and working for urban creators when MDF is over.

Home Urban Home, Madrid Design Festival.  Photo: Mini


La esencia del objeto (The essence of the object), León López de la Osa

Espacio O_LUMEN, from February 6 to March 3

Galician architect León López de la Osa is in Madrid to show off his furniture pieces and functional and simple lighting, all of which are suitable for day-to-day use, but which have a long journey of experimentation behind them.

La esencia del objeto, Madrid Design Festival. Photo: León López de la Osa


De Madrid al cielo (From Madrid to Heaven), Iberia

Only You Hotel, 88 Atocha, from February 1 to February 28

Barcelona studio Preforma Design has created this huge immersive installation that wants to “make us fly” using our imagination.  Through a ceiling of clouds and words, the viewer will discover the Spanish talent that the company is promoting through the #Talentoabordo project.


PET Lamp Pikul, Zara Home

Zara Home, 18 Hermosilla and 88 Serrano, from February 1 to February 17

Madrid Design Festival is presenting an exclusive with the latest project from designer Álvaro Catalán de Ocón: a coloured and elegant lamp which combines traditional textile techniques with materials from PET bottle recycling.

Bonus track

Casa Decor

86 Núñez de Balboa, from January 24 to March 10

Some of the best decorators and interior designers from Spain create real spaces at this unique interior design and trends exhibition.


ARCO Madrid 2019

Ifema, from February 27 to March 3

The Madrid International Contemporary Art Fair celebrates its 38th edition with the same ground-breaking spirit it always does.


If you can’t visit Madrid this month, you can take a virtual look through social media using the hashtag #MDF19.