Madrid Design Festival 2023: 5 must-sees

Until April 9, the sixth edition of Madrid Design Festival will shine a spotlight on design with our five must-sees which include exhibitions, installations, and roundtables:


Sevilla. Sombra iluminada

The Andalusian city will be the guest of this edition of the festival.  At Sevilla. Sombra iluminada (‘Seville. Illuminated shadow’), which you can see at Centro Cultural de la Villa Fernán Gómez, will feature more than one hundred pieces that show the fusion of past and present in trades and traditional design techniques.


Fiesta Design

The new feature of this edition is Fiesta Design, a meeting place for professionals, brands, and audiences in the design experience world.  The program will feature exhibitions, challenges, installations, talks, and other activities.


Modular outdoor furniture

Modularity is stepping out of interiors and into the outdoors, shaping terraces, entrances, and rooftops.  You can see a bunch of different ideas in the garden of the Institución de Libre Enseñanza thanks to the Orixe installation.  The new collection, whose name means ‘origin’ in Galician, is made of solid Savia timber and was developed in collaboration with Stone Designs.


A connection to nature

Madre natura (‘Mother Nature’) is another exhibition that we highly recommend.  It features art, science, and technology pieces that focus on Earth and design as tools for change on the path towards a more sustainable and habitable world.


Design and business: the evolution and the future

How does the business world interact with the design world?  This is the central theme of a roundtable that will take place on February 16 from 1pm to 2pm at the Institución de Libre Enseñanza as part of the MadridDesignPro program.

Architect Rocío Pina from Enorme Studio will participate, along with Izaskun Chinchilla, Stone Design’s Eva Prego, and Finsa’s Director of Design, Maite Rodríguez.