What is hidden behind the most iconic objects of design?

The Design Museum of Barcelona opens the doors of its Documentation Centre to explore its extensive industrial and product design collections with “Connected Objects”. This digital platform takes a journey through the history of Spanish design from the testimony of its creators and collects some of the most representative objects. 

The project will bring together a variety of documentary, archival, bibliographic and audiovisual resources from the objects life cycle to facilitate understanding and critical analysis. Currently, around thirty designers - Ramon Benedito, Miguel Milá and Carles Riart among them- 44 companies, and over 80 objects, will be presented from the museum’s collection. 

Each week the Design Museum discovers the history that hides behind some of the most iconic objects of design, such as the Olympic torch by André Ricard, the cube for modular furniture by Beth Galí and the Time calendar by Carles Fochs. You can see all the capsules on the museum’s Youtube channel.

In this way, “Connected Objects” provides an educational outreach tool and helps to reconstruct the memory of our design, giving value to the Museum’s heritage fund.

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