The design industries – including the textile, shoe, jewelry and habitat sectors – are all a strategic sector in Catalonia, firmly rooted in tradition but with a strong international projection.
Some of the most international fashion brands are Mango, Munich, Nice Things, Pronovias, Tous or Desigual, as well as Textura, Kibuc, Figueras, Marset, Lamp, Leds C4, Simon, Kettal, or Roca in the furniture and lightning area. The Catalonia Industry Suppliers allows you to search providers by the fashion and textile category, or homewares and furnishings.
Barcelona, an international design center
Barcelona and Catalonia have an excellent reputation in Europe in design education and are home to some of the most important schools all welcoming thousands of international students each year. Among them, BAU Design College of Barcelona, Eina Art and Design School, LCI Barcelona, IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) Barcelona, ESDi School of Design, Elisava School of Design or Massana School have a consolidated track record in the field.
In recent years, Barcelona has also become one of the favorite locations for architects, designers, photographers, illustrators, and creative professionals from all over the world. Professional associations have emerged to watch out for their growth and best interests, such as FAD (Fostering Arts and Design) or ADP (Association of Professional Designers).
Furthermore, due to its creative ecosystem, Barcelona is recognized as an international hub for design and development centers in the sector. Some examples include companies like Reebok, XAL, Stradivarius, Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Philips, Desigual, Mango, M.C.B, and Asics.