The main reason (excuse?) for our reconciliation with Dani’s workplace neighborhood was a visit to the new design museum of the city. Talking about the hubby, hope it wasn’t too confusing he was writing the first part of this adventure while I’m in charge of the second; he was very willing to share with all of you his feelings/thoughts about visiting on a weekend what for him is an all-work scenario.
The Disseny Hub is a Catalan design museum which covers several topics in different floors: fashion, graphic design (mainly posters), decoration gems dating from the 3rd to the 20th century, and then a mix-and-match floor with design objects.
It is located next to the Torre Agbar, that colorful tower which has received so many names – the spaceship being what I would dare to pronounce here – and has easily become one of the icons in Barcelona’s skyline. One fun note about the Torre Agbar, do you remember our New Year’s tradition of eating twelve grapes during countdown? Well, back on 2006 the tower helped us to eat the grapes by illuminating 12 consecutive circles of different colors on New Year’s eve.
My favorite floor was the fashion one, where you could easily hear me whispering: Could I borrow this dress for a while? Of course, I would need first to have a proper party to attend, which is even less likely than taking the dress with me, ha!
I was expecting so much about the graphic design floor that, although some of the posters made me certainly smile and visually inspire, I think some information about the worldwide & local trends and what every piece was achieving would have been useful.
I think the museum still lacks a little more detail and explanations specially on the design pieces of the bottom floor; I would have appreciated some type of link, there was too much going on and I think it was hard to tell what you should be looking at. However I think this museum in its long road ahead will certainly bring good surprises to the city and its visitors!
Do you have any design specialized museum in your city? Or maybe have you visited any we should check if travelling to that city? I would love to know the topics covered in them.