Barcelona's design showcased in an exhibition in London
From 20 September to 6 October Barcelona's design scene will be showcased in London. To coincide with the London Design Festivaland the 100% Design 2011 fair, the contemporary art gallery The Vyner Studio is hosting the exhibition “Barcelona Design meets London Design”, featuring 4 professional studios from Barcelona and 2 studios based in London: AloyMas, Causas Externas, GR Design, Tomás Alonso, Oscar Diaz and OutOfStock.
The main aim of this exhibition, organised in conjunction with Barcelona Design Centre (BCD) and GR Industrial Design, is to promote the Barcelona brand and identify it with the international design world. The initiative similarly seeks to support the internationalisation of the Catalan companies that will be present in London during the week in question and raise the profile of Barcelona's design industry amongst British studios.
The United Kingdom is currently one of the key markets for Catalonia-based design services firms. London has long been regarded as one of the design capitals of the world, and is home to prestigious institutions such as the Design Council, the Design Museum and the Royal College of Art. Featuring more than 200 activities organised by almost 160 organisations and companies, the London Design Festival 2011 is one of the top events in the sector.