30 January 2019
Nyam, Mediterranean Lifestyle Revisited is a project of furniture, lighting and contract design products developed by students of the Design Degree of EINA, University School of Design and Art of Barcelona (UAB) for Greenhouse, Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2019.
The name of the project, Nyam, is a tribute to the Mediterranean tradition through an onomatopoeia used to express that the food is delicious.
The project revises the essence of the Mediterranean as a lifestyle through 10 objects linked to food as a cultural and social act.
The products are presented in the form of a collection sharing textures, colours and shapes derived from materials such as wood, cotton, wicker or terracotta.
As part of Stockolm Furniture & Lightfair 2019, EINA students will give the talk "Mediterranean Lifestyle Revisited through design" on February 5th at 11am at The Greenhouse Scene.
Bolet / Brot / Criba / Cuita / Flux / Mou / Ritu
Vicente Akira, Laura Andreu, Gerard Arbués, Bruno Blay, Andreu Buqueras, Pia Callis, Damià Campreciós, Maria Clot, Aina Facchi, Louis Ferraz, Natura Ferrer, Llibert Ferrer, Ferran Gesa, Luis Gimeno, Manu González, Erik Jiménez, Mariam Koraichi, Inés Lorenceau, Laura Morales, Laia Navarro, Marta Pardina, Berta Rovira, Mireia Ruiz, Arnau Salvadó, Mayra Sánchez, Anna Urretavizcaya, Juan Manuel Valencia, Caterina Vianna, Marina Vidal.
Rubén Alcaraz, Anna Majó, Javier Nieto, Oriol Ventura, Daniel Vila.
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22 January 2019
The result of the collaboration between Núria Martínez Vernis, poet, and the Design of Ephemeral Spaces students in the second year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, is an exhibition revolving around the object and the subject, the central core of the subject.
Based on the poet’s extensive collection, the students immersed themselves in the sea of possibilities of order, generating four different exhibitions according to the four classes: “I Don’t Want to Buy Clothes Pegs”, “Peter Pincer”, “Journey to the Heart of Objects”, and “SUBJECT[ə]”. Finally, it’s the last one that can be visited until 16 February 2019.
“Subject is one of the fundamental components of a sentence and a syntactic function that is present in most schools of linguistics. It has a relationship of concordance with the verb. Without the verb, the subject is condemned to being and not doing, so every subject is bound to and in eternal need of an action.”
22 January 2019
The latest issue of the Graffica magazine (number 12), devoted to self-commissions and customer-less projects, features an interview with Raquel Fabrellas, where she talks of her Final Degree Project "Sofia", and of her training and how she sees the future.
19 December 2018
Arcadi Poch, urban art curator and sociocultural explorer, will be talking based on his own experience of the adventure of moving in the circuits of artistic productions, presenting our projects and presenting ourselves to ourselves in a solvent and effective way.
Specialising in creativity projects in the public space and in sociocultural innovation projects since 2003, Arcadi Poch fosters a variety of projects related to cultural dissemination and the promotion of new forms of cultural consumption. His publications include Artivism (2018), Urban Creativity Experience (2015) and Creaticity (2013), genuine anthologies of urban creativity that chart the new creative gazes of contemporary cities.
Presentation of the mural intervention by the students on the Illustration Techniques subject on the Wall Lab at Parc del Fòrum.
Students on Illustration Techniques, a subject in the 4th year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, led by Enric Font, took part from 12 to 16 December in the first intervention of the Wall Lab project at the Parc del Fòrum, working from an idea designed by student Nastia Casteleiro.
The Wall Lab by Wallspot is a professional long-term mural creation project in different format spaces. Unlike pop-up open walls, the Wall Lab spaces will host works for a year. This permanence means considerably increasing the visual impact of the work created and, consequently, imbues the mural with added interest and value.
Queralt Anglada Peláez | Noelia Aparicio Agudo | Carla Ballester Puente | Patricia Canton Fumanal | Nastia Casteleiro Sánchez-Candamio | Carla Cuba Miñano | É́dgar Duch Miret | Gabriela Eskenazi Faurous | Sarai Herrera Alonso | Iria Martínez Rubio | José Nerin Coronas | Albert Puig Sáenz | Anna Pujol Ballesté | Joel Smythe López
12 December 2018
Rai Pinto and Dani Rubio, alumni and teachers on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, have won one of the Best of Year Prizes organised for the last 13 years by Interior Design Magazine, for the interior design and applied graphics project for the Acompanya’m Therapy Unit, a residential centre at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona for children with high-complexity mental disorders.
Around 2,000 projects from all over the world were submitted for the prizes, of which 586 were finalists in the 133 categories called between space projects and products. The interior design and applied graphics project for the Acompanya’m centre won in the Greater Good category.
The awards ceremony was held on Friday 30 November at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York.
5 December 2018
On Graphic Design Projects 1, a subject in the 2nd year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, led by Pilar Górriz, a collaboration project with the [TimeOut] magazine (https://www.timeout.cat) has been produced for the design of the TimeOut 2018 Awards diploma.
The winning proposal is by student Guillem García, who was interviewed by the magazine to explain the process.
27 November 2018
On 23 November, as part of the Product Innovation and Design Processes subject in the 4th year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, directed by Javier Nieto Cubero, students visited the offices of the global product design team Stimulo.
Students heard from Xavier Mayoral how he conceived design and had the opportunity to get to know and try out the AR Spark project, which is aimed at streamlining design processes in their more initial phases.
15 November 2018
A number of EINA alumni are part of the group of illustrators who have worked together on the calendar ‘A year of rights, a year of women’, an initiative of the Catalan Association for Peace, which aims to raise the profile of the human rights breaches that women around the world suffer.
It includes illustrations by Marta Bellvehí and Clara Sáez, former students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Martina Tarabal, from the Master’s in Graphic Design, Lola Abenza and Lara Costafreda, from the Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques and Nadine Feghaly, from the Specialisation Course in Illustration for Children's and Teenagers' Publications.
29 October 2018
As part of the CAMP BASE INNOVA Competition, aimed at improving the safety of users in the mountains, on Friday 26 October, EINA students on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design subjects: Innovation Processes and Product Design, in the 4th year, and Modelling Objects and Ergonomics, Perception and Usability, in the 3rd year, took an immersion and research workshop in the context of the mountains by various experts in sports equipment, members of the rescue team of the GRAE Fire Servide, the FEEC (Federation of Excursionist Groups of Catalonia) and a number of mountain expert users. The session was led by Javier Nieto and Francesc Crous.
24 October 2018
On 24 October, at Barcelona Design Museum, the graduation ceremony for the class of 2018 of the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design and University Master's in Research in Art and Design was held, with speeches by Pilar Vélez, director of Barcelona Design Museum, Josep Bagà, designer, alumni and former teacher at EINA and current member of the Board of Trustees of the EINA Foundation, Carlos Sánchez, vice-president of Institutional Relations and Culture at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Anna Pujadas, director of EINA, and Ariadna Valldeperes and Maria Viladomiu, student representatives on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design.
16 October 2018
On 23 October, the Graduation Ceremony of the class of 2018 in the Bachelor’s Degree in Design and the University Master's Degree in Research in Art and Design will be held, with discourses by Ariadna Valldeperas and Maria Viladomiu, recent graduates; and a lecture by Josep Bagà, designer, EINA alumni and current member of the Board of Trustees of the EINA Foundation; featuring the presence of Pilar Vélez, director of the Barcelona Design Museum, and Carlos Sánchez, vice-president of Institutional Relations and Culture at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
With the collaboration of: Sauleda and Sumarroca
15 October 2018
Students on the Work Space Design subject visited the Vitra Barcelona showroom with the aim of getting to know Vitra Citizen and the new working environments as a starting point of a project to be carried out at the central offices of the Electro Stocks group.
Vitra, one of the leading furniture manufacturers, and specifically its main national representative, Santiago Alorda, will be working with EINA as part of this subject.
1 October 2018
“Metrópolis”, the jump created by Anna Milla, student on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design and winner of the Fourth “A Jump for the City” Design Competition, has been officially presented in the foyer of the Zona Universitària Metro station on Wednesday 26 September.
Made in the Reial Club de Polo de Barcelona (RCPB) carpentry workshop, the jump will be part of the course in the 107th edition of the CSIO Barcelona Jumping Nations Cup.
“Metròpolis” reflects the different lines in the city’s Metro system. At the presentation, the designer thanked the RCPB for the opportunity to make a project such as this come true, and admitted that adapting to the technical rules of show jumping was one of the challenges she had to overcome.
For the fourth edition of the “A Jump for the City” Design Competition, which strengthens the bond between the centennial sporting competition and Barcelona, as well as the international promotion of the city, the Barcelona Equestrian Challenge (BECH) chose second-year students on the EINA Bachelor’s Degree in Design, in the subjects of Space Design, coordinated by Judit Colomer and Octavi Rofes, and Mock-ups and Prototypes, under the direction of Ariadna Fàbregas and Amadeu Ventayol.
12 September 2018
An Homage to Fear is a project created by Laura Armengol for her Final Degree Project on the Bachelor’s Degree in Design, tutored by Artur Muñoz in the 2017-2018 academic year, which has emerged from the emotion of fear as a tool of inspiration in painting. The result of this impulse are pictorial works that, together, form an exhibition.
An Homage to Fear is a project in which it is shown that even the most abstract emotions have a language in art, with a really different language depending on each person's mind. The exhibition seeks to arouse a feeling.
- Musical selection: Jordi Figueras
- With the collaboration of Sumarroca
20 June 2018
In this fifth edition of games design projects, the Design of Identity Elements, Design Management and Audiovisual Resources Applied to Design courses worked together to develop innovative projects based on the Lego Mindstorm EV3 game, by LEGO Education Robotix. The briefing focused on designing a mission with the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robot, with the specific aim of adding skills related to human issues, since the habitual learning of LEGO Education Robotix practices focuses on technology and science subjects.
The project was developed over two months, had two weeks of intensification adapted to the students’ learning pace, and featured the collaboration of games design professionals such as Joan Morales, and packaging design professionals such as Mariano Lesser, and Köllen Design.
Elena Bartomeu, specialist in fiction design, led the initiative, with the collaboration of Dolors Soriano, expert in team-building and project management, and Claudio Molina, specialist in audiovisual communication. The design of the mission was a cross-disciplinary experience in which teams of students worked on the basis of the Biohacking, Internet of Things in the Home and Metagames subjects. They developed everything from the game terrain, through the playability experience of the groups involved, the visual identity of the game and the public engagement strategy, to the packaging.