FADFEST - Festival de les Arts i del Disseny
FADFEST - Festival de les Arts i del Disseny
FADFEST - Festival de les Arts i del Disseny

FADfest is the FAD‘s annual event celebrating creative excellence. It recognises the work of professionals and businesses and brings design closer to the citizens. A showcase in which to discover the best proposals of the year in architecture, interior design, graphic design, advertising, industrial design, the handicrafts, art and fashion that is held in Barcelona between 26 of june and 2 of July 2017.

The FADfest will unfold in two directions:

On one hand, «The Best Design of the Year» with the prizes awarded by the different FAD associations and the exhibition that features the shortlisted works. This pivot also organises the Arqu[in]FILM festival of film and architecture.

On the other, this year’s central theme which, with the name of «Design and tourism» will reflect on the challenges emerging in today’s cities in terms of managing mass tourism and on how design can have an influence.


Fostering Arts and Design is FAD, a private not-for-profit association that promotes design and architecture in the country’s economic, cultural and social spheres. Founded in the year 1903, the FAD has become a standard in the fields of design and architecture in Catalonia and Spain thanks to its ongoing work in promoting the creative industries and in supporting professionals and businesses in this field through prizes to excellence, conferences, exhibitions, publications and events. In this regard, the FAD plays a leading role in dynamising design, as a catalyst of innovation.

The FAD is articulated through various associations that represent the different disciplines of design:

ADI-FAD, industrial design
ADG-FAD, graphic design and visual communication
ARQUIN-FAD, architecture and interior design
A-FAD, handicrafts and gold- and silversmithing
MODA-FAD, fashion