Design in 20th Century Barcelona: From Gaudí to the Olympic Games
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Fifty objects, from original bronzes and maquettes by Antoni Gaudí, to modern furniture and appliances, and Cobi, Javier Mariscal's design adopted for the mascot of the Olympic Games in 1992. The exhibit was developed with Barcelona architects Juli Capella and Quim Larrea, and presented in honor of the 38th Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors held in March, 1997 in Barcelona. Most of the important 20th century Catalonian designers were represented, including Monegal, Sert, Bonet, Ricard, Tusquets, Lluscà, and Tresserra. Works were loaned from the Gaudí Museum at the Temple of the Holy Family, the Museum of Decorative Arts; the Museum of Arts, Industries and Popular Traditions; the National Museum of Catalonian Art, the Catalonian College of Architects, and the private collection of Juli Capella.