Il·lacions Design Gallery: 21st century collectible design with Barcelonian DNA
Barcelona is full of beauty, creativity, design and art, and a good example of this is the design gallery Il·lacions, as it is the first gallery to be devoted exclusively to 21st century collectible design that is linked to Barcelona, the “Ciudad Condal”.
Il·lacions is a project born in 2011 under the management of Xavier Franquesa, a designer connected to the world of architecture and interior design, who also founded the first design gallery in Barcelona on Carrer Notariat with the idea of representing the creative impulse of the city through local talent.
“We provide visibility for over 70 creators that collaborate with the gallery, displaying their furniture and items in exhibitions, fairs and in our collection.”
Il·lacions is much more than a gallery, and it also develops projects related to design and creativity, bringing all its collective intelligence to both private and spin-off projects. Other areas of activity are the commissioning of exhibitions, unique interior design projects, collection consultancy, the design and production of furniture and objects, R&D and Innovation, the editing of books and designer homes.
Some of the artists that make up this gallery stand out: Antoni Arola, Gerard Moliné, Josep Abril, Max Enrich, Miquel Subiràs, Margalef, Carles Roig, Andreu Carulla, Curro Claret, Meritxell Duran, Ovidi Benet, Júlia Esqué or Jordi Canudas, among many others.
The truth is that since its creation, they have continuously received recognitions and awards. Recently in fact, as well as having moved their premises to a 14-room, 450m2 second floor apartment on La Rambla, last April they received the FAD Medal 2023 for their trajectory, in addition to the Adi Cultura 2022 award and were finalists for the Premio Ciutat de Barcelona award.
“We want to recover the mentality of the 70s, when the Barcelonian society fully supported design.”
We’ll say no more, and as always, we recommend that whether you are in Barcelona or thinking of coming soon, a visit to Il·lacions is a must.
(*) Cover photo and the third photo of the rollover by Asier Rua; Photos 1 and 2 of the rollover and the two fixed photos by Meritxell Arjalaguer.
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