The traveling exhibition of the Ibero-American Design Biennial (BID), which since 2007 has been held every two years in Madrid, is being held today in Panama City with 9 local participants and one section with the winners of the fifth edition held in 2016.
The design of interiors, graphic design, fashion, installation, among others, are some of the concepts that shape the showcase, organized jointly by the Cultural Center of Spain Casa del Soldado, in Panama, and the Madrid Design Foundation (DIMAD).
The journey that begins with the textile collection "Kaleidoscopia" by Verónica Angel Atelier opens a space with striking colors that inspire the living essence of Panama; then the Espejo Zod project, by Alejandro Pachón, combines the reflections of the products in the hall.
It also shows an integral design with pieces that complement the objects of the Biological Market of the Hexagram studio, as well as the ATMÓSFERAS studio, for its work in the Mercao restaurant, and the Kiosko Creativo, for its work in the showcases of Hermès.
One of the most innovative designs is that by Sofía Alvarado, with the Prisma collection, which consists of tables made with recyclable wood, and fashion design, textiles and complement by designer Janio Renwick with the work 'Second Opportunity'.
It can also be appreciated an audiovisual communication project entitled "Element Magazine" and the work Smoke Charcuterie by Carlo Valdés and Aner Peterson.
The manager of cultural management of the Cultural Center of Spain, Adriana Pérez said that the activity is complemented with 17 panels of the winners of the Design Biennial.
According to the organization, the Biennial is the most important event in Ibero-American contemporary design, a meeting point for professionals and design institutions in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.
It aims to promote culture, disseminate the work of professionals, Ibero-American companies and bring the culture of design closer to the general audience and the different social agents.
In addition, the international event grants seven awards per category, which encompass all areas of design, and nine special awards granted by an international jury that assess criteria of innovation, sustainability, efficiency or experimental challenge.
The spokesperson said that in 2016 more than 500 works participated in the Biennial, out of 1,000 proposals presented by Latin America, Spain and Portugal; also there will be a call for the next version of 2018.
The exhibition will be open to the public from today until June 10. ACAN-EFE