Activities FHD

  • 25/01/2018 - Activities FHD - Conferences

    In 2018 the ICDHS biennial conference returns to Barcelona

    This year the members of the ICDHS (International Committee of Design History and Design Studies) have decided to return to Barcelona, ​​commemorating the first edition of these congresses held in 1999.
    Organized by the Design History Foundation, along with GRACMON, the University of Barcelona and the Museu del Disseny, the congress will be held on October 29, 30 and 31 with the theme “Back to the future (The future in the past: Starting again understanding our own legacy)”.
    The themes and sessions proposed are framed in two large blocks: “Design History and Histories of Design” and “Design Studies”.
    The deadline for sending abstracts ended on January 10, with more than 200 proposals. All the information about the congress is available at the following link:

  • Terrassa, 17-18 November, 2017

    The Proceedings Book of the I Colloquium of Researchers in Textile and Fashion is now available!

    The proceedings book of the I Colloquium of Researchers in Textile and Fashion, held in November 17 and 18 of 2017 at the Center for Documentation and Textile Museum (CDMT) of Terrassa, can already be consulted on the website of the Design History Foundation. It is also possible to buy the printed book through the same website.
    To visualize the proceedings book, select here.
    The book includes the 42 communications presented in the colloquium, with the images selected by the authors, and with a very attractive design that facilitates the consultation of its more than 230 pages.

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    Cover image: Campaign La Seda de Barcelona, ​​1964. Model: Francina (courtesy Francia Díaz)


  • 13/02/2017 - Activities FHD

    Presentation of the book Indianes

    The FHD has collaborated in the publication of the book
    On Saturday 11th February 2017 the book Indianes was presented. It has been published by the gallery Portal del Llevador, and it reproduces and recreates photographically as if they were printed fabrics the original Indian drawings from the Louis Roset collection.
    The book also reproduces in facsimile format the Sample book of the factory of Josep Anton Fabregas (Igualada in 1815) and the Book of colors of Josep Anton Fàbregas (Igualada 1813).
    This edition also translated into Spanish and Catalan, has been curated by Montserrat Combalia and Remigi Combalia.

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    The FHD has helped in a grant application to the Provincial Government of Barcelona thanks to which a part of the making of the book could be financed.

  • 24/10/2016 - Activities FHD

    Roca Corporation history

    La Roca Corporation has commissioned the FHD to investigate the history of the company from the point of view of design.
    The Foundation has assembled a team of 11 highly specialized historians who are thoroughly studying the production of radiators, boilers, air conditioning, plumbing, sanitary, ceramics, graphics, advertising and events over 100 years.

  • 10/10/2016 - Activities FHD

    The student Rosalba Poveda develops the Jordi Vilanova’s Fund “authority record”

    This is the first level of archival description of the Archive Jordi Vilanova.
    After months of study, we present the results of a research conducted by Rosalba Poveda. This is a final work of the Master in libraries and heritage collections of the UB, which can be found in the attachment in its reduced version.

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    The results presented in this paper should serve future researchers to further study the documents of the Jordi Vilanova Fund, owned by the Design History Foundation.
    After all the work done so far, the Fund still has many mysteries to unravel.