Redesign Yourself. Discover the IED programme in the Madrid Design Festival 2019

5/02/2019 a 4/03/2019 - 10:00 a 21:30 - IED Madrid

In February, design takes over the city. As the official school of the Madrid Design Festival, IED organises activities in its three sites and in different spaces around the city in which design and innovation will be the leading characters.

Welcome to the second edition of the Madrid Design Festival. Again this year, IED Madrid is participating as the official school with a full programme.

Guided tours

We discover the city’s design through its creators. The Chueca and Las Letras neighbourhoods are added to the district of Carabanchel. Three environments of contrasts with their own particular transformation which we invite visitors to explore with a wandering spirit.

Places: 15 per tour.


Tour: IED MasterPedro FeduchiÉchale Guindas, Sonámbula.
16 February, 10:30 AM to 1 PM.


Tour: IED Innovation LabHola Por Qué/El Presente Perfecto,
EnPieza, Estudio 10 (Erick Miraval y Javier Erre).
23 February, 10:30 AM to 1 PM.


Series of talks

Series of talks relating to the world of design and creativity.
Free entrance. Registration here
IED Madrid. Calle Flor Alta, 8.

Marjan van Aubel (Ámsterdam)- Solar democrazy

Marjan van Aubel is an award-winning solar designer whose innovative practice spans the fields of sustainability, design and technology. Her aim is to make solar technology accessible and desirable; generating electricity at the place you directly need it.

5 February, 7:30 PM.

María Rufilanchas (teta&teta - Madrid) - La tetamorfosis

María Rufilanchas is the creator of this responsible, non-commercial brand which aims to create social awareness through its designs. Not only products, but also social initiatives. She is also an advertising executive, copywriter and co-founder of the creative studio Molaría.


18 February, 7:30 PM.

Tereza Ruller (The Rodina - Ámsterdam) - From identity to dreamwork

How can designers activate viewers? How can audience become more involved? Tereza Ruller will talk about the motivation that led her to open graphic design processes and coin the term performative design.

26 February, 7:30 PM.

Or the creation of works of art

Robo-art Fighters (students of Product Design, EspadaySantacruz, MOLOTOW)

Performance of robots that have the ability to create their own graphic/artistic work on a large horizontal campus and which generate a random work of art resulting from their interaction with each other.

6 February, 7 PM. IED Innovation Lab. Avda. Pedro Díez, 3
Free entrance subject to available capacity.

YYpattern Contemporary Performance (Yulia Yulia Yadryshnikova + students of Fashion Design)

T-shirts have become an ideal way to convey messages and opinions. Live and streaming, students will develop their own statements about the future of designers and fashion brands.


27 February, 7 PM.
IED Madrid. Calle Flor Alta, 8.
Free entrance. Registration here.


Music, innovation and light

IED Luce

A gathering that brings together designers, manufacturers, professionals and those interested in the lighting sector to discover new forms of expression through light.
Organised by: IED Madrid, AAI and APDI

7 February from 12 PM to 9 PM. Calla Larra, 14
More info and registrations at IED Master.

Verbena Innovadora

Imagine the raffle, the cotton candy, the dance, the barrel organ and the orchestra. We will discover what innovation is through the recreation of the popular festival and with 21st century tools.

23 February from 12 PM to 5 PM. IED Innovation Lab. Avda. Pedro Díez, 3
Free entrance subject to available capacity.

Do you have creative talent?

Come and test your creative skills in our free workshops.
Registration here

Create your colouring book

How many times have you coloured a typical children's book? This time you will be the creator. Enjoy digital drawing and take your ideas from screen to paper. María Grande gives this workshop for children between 7 and 13 years old.


9 February from 10 AM to 1 PM. IED Madrid. Calle Flor Alta, 8
Free workshop. Prior registration here.
Places: 15

El circuito del diseño

A practical tour through the four areas of design: enjoy lettering, seek out inspiration through a mood board, imagine an object and make it come true. Marta Ortiz, Manuel Contardo and Ángel Espinosa give this workshop for young people between 14 and 18 years old.


23 February from 10 AM to 2 PM. IED Innovation Lab. Avenida Pedro Díez, 3
Free workshop. Prior registration here.
Places: 36

Ephemeral installation, photography, social innovation


Social Innovation projects around the world: India, Amazonia, South Africa

Digital exhibition of social innovation projects carried out by multidisciplinary teams of students from the Masters of Design and Innovation in collaboration with the Fundación Vicente Ferrer (Anantapur), the Fundación Omacha (Puerto Nariño) and professionals from the Sustainability Institute (Cape Town).


From 4 February to 4 March, from 10 AM to 9 PM. 
IED Madrid, IED Master, IED Innovation Lab

Free entrance subject to available capacity.

Fast Expo: This is not exhibitionism (students of Photography)

Students from the Master of Professional Photography and the Postgraduate Course in Advertising and Editorial Photography showcase a selection of their best photographs in a one-day exhibition where you can meet the authors and enjoy the music of a surprise DJ.


7 February from 9 PM to 1 AM. Sala Siroco. Calle San Dimas, 3

From 11 February to 3 March. IED Master, Calle Larra, 14. 
Free entrance subject to available capacity.

Balenciaga: pasado, presente y futuro

Fashion students take shelter under the shadow of Balenciaga. Their design proposals help them understand the master and showcase their own version of the designer in this multimedia exhibition.


Real Fábrica de Tapices
Calle Fuenterrabía, 2


20, 21, 22, 24*, 25 of February
From 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 17:30
*Sunday, 24th from 10:00 - 14:00
Free entrance subject to available capacity.


GANCEDOevolution by IED

Before moving the Gancedo store (Velázquez, 21) to its new location at number 38 on the same street, we will enjoy various ephemeral installations that reinterpret the color and values ​​of the brand throughout its evolution. 

From  February 22. Gancedo. Calle Velázquez, 21.
Free entrance subject to available capacity.

Furthermore, over the month of February, we will have:

 Formica Colorful Collection exhibition
(Formica + redo-me by Paredes Pino + students from Product Design)
Sample of household products designed by IED students. 10 collections that create a multicoloured exhibition language and showcase the different possibilities offered by the Formica Compact material.
Inauguration 12 February at 7:30 PM.
Exhibition: from 13 to 28 February, from 10 AM to 9:30 PM. 
IED Madrid, Calle Flor Alta, 8
Free entrance subject to available capacity.


IED TalksOh Lab Estudio with Paloma Hernaiz and Jaime Oliver.
Studio dedicated to urban analysis and cultural research of contemporary society through the practice of design, architecture and urban strategy. 
Tuesday, 19 February, 7:30 PM.
IED Madrid, Calle Flor Alta, 8
Registration very soon at 
IED Design.

Take advantage of the opportunity and visit the IED Madrid library. A welcoming space that specialises in art, design and photography publications and is open to the public. 
Open from Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 8 PM. Calle Flor Alta, 8
Free entrance.