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Disseny Hub

The arrival in the building on the plaça de les Glòries of the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, the Barcelona Centre de Disseny (BCD), and the Foment de les Arts i del Disseny (FAD), all paramount institutions in the promotion, dissemination and development of design in Catalonia, heralds a new phase for Disseny Hub Barcelona.
Designed by the studio, MBM Arquitectes, this building was conceptualised to house activities intended to enhance the visibility and enormous impact of the elementary discipline that is design, which is key to revitalising Barcelona socially, culturally and economically, both at home and abroad. Disseny Hub Barcelona is patently a new architectural icon for the city. It is also a modern facility, as evinced in the public precinct surrounding the building and featuring, among others, the BruumRuum! illuminated graphic installation, the work of David Torrents and artec3.
Management of the Disseny Hub Barcelona building is the result of public-private collaboration shared between the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, BCD and FAD. The conjunction of these three agents, benchmark entities in the design world, is unique in all of Spain and a rare occurrence internationally.

EsKlandestino

The Serrahima family carried out their textile activity in Barcelona. Shortly before the Spanish Civil War a fire was declared in its facilities, which motivated the need to rent an old glass factory in disuse on C/México, in order to dry the cotton bullets, wet by the intervention of the firefighters.
After the war, the family acquired the property and developed all the textile activity there until the sixties. It is from that moment and anticipating the uncertain future of the textile industry, when he moved the business to a smaller premises, in Hospitalet de Llobregat, and proceeded to convert the old facilities into various premises, in order to rent them to small industrialists, given their proximity to the Barcelona Fair.
In the early 1970s and to improve the performance of the space, a pumping pump was built to house a garage and an office building.
From 2008, the third generation of the family began the start-up of the Espai Serrahima, rehabilitating the spaces for creative and innovative activities related to gastronomy, art, architecture, design and interior design.
And it is in one of these spaces that ESKLANDESTINO was born, in an old art gallery.

Mas Ravetllat-Pla

The Ramón Pla Armengol Foundation is a private institution dedicated to the help of medical research, the dissemination of Christianity and the study of the most important collection of antique furniture in Europe.
It has the Mas Ravetllat-Pla dedicated as a pharmaceutical laboratory, belonging to the outstanding doctor and pharmaceutical pioneer Ramón Pla Armengol, who dedicated the building to the production of drugs to combat tuberculosis, a business with which it generated great success.

Exiled during the Civil War, the building, as well as its activity, will go to the hands of his daughter, Dr. Nuria Pla. At the same time, Nuria’s passion for culture and the arts led her to start what would become the incredible collection of furniture and decorative art objects, with more than 800 pieces from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Let’s take a trip to the past of our pharmaceutical history with one of the most outstanding families of twentieth-century Barcelona, without forgetting the hidden secrets that each artistic piece of the house hides.

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