Museu del Disseny

Barcelona Design Museum: Things to visit in BCN

The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, in other words Barcelona Design Museum is located on Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes. In addition to the permanent collection, there are various wonderful temporary exhibitions and activities all year long.

Here are a few examples of what you can admire in Barcelona Design Museum.

Barcelona Design Museum

1. Collection

Product Design

Product Design

This collection includes pieces from Spanish and Catalan designers since the 1930’s. Lamps, seats, furniture… the collection keeps growing year after year, all kind of designed items can be seen. With the changes in the means of production, it is necessary for the museum to extend its selection in order to be representative of our times, and eco-design and 3D printed objects are now included.

Fashion Collection

Fashion CollectionThis collection consist mainly of Spanish pieces of fashion from the 20th and 21st centuries. Clothes, accessories, hats, shoes… Discover the evolution of fashion and image from the beginning of the 20th century to our days.

Graphic Design


This collection recounts the changes of graphic design throughout the years. The evolution of technology, trends regarding fonts and styles have a huge impact on this field. Discover posters, calendars and displays from the 18th to the 20th century.

Decorative Art


Admire renaissance, baroque, modernist, noucentist, and art deco decorative objects and discover the Spanish history through art and design. Enjoy the beauty of Catalan glassware and Arabian mosaics from the 16th to the 21th century.

2. Textile Arts and Historic Clothing

This very rich collection includes Coptic fabrics, Egyptian tunics from the 3rd century, Hispano-Arabic fabrics from the 12th century, Flemish, gothic, renaissance, baroque and neo classical fabrics used as tapestries and liturgical ornaments.

It recounts some of the history of textile techniques from embroidery to needlework through calico and lace.

Graphic Arts Collection

art collection

This collection illustrates the technological evolution of graphic arts over three centuries. You can admire historical and contemporary pieces such as wallpapers, typographies and even engraving.

Even if they don’t seem to, fashion and design are very accurate indicators of the way of thinking of a society, and seeing the evolution of these fields can reveal a lot about social and societal history.

Many temporary and permanent exhibitions are accessible, and different activities such as lectures, debates, talks, and guided visits are organized all year long.

If you are interested in design, history, or aesthetics, you will enjoy Barcelona Design Museum!

For more information about the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, you can visit the official website.