Back to Top


Tapas. Spanish Design for Food

Tapas. Spanish Design for Food
The exhibition sets out to show how design and food have always been interrelated and how the discipline of design has sought solutions to the problems posed by the world of cuisine. In particular, it takes a look at how Spanish culture has come up with ingenious inventions and solutions in this respect throughout its history, playing a prominent role at all times. This association, in addition to bearing fruit from a functional viewpoint, has been equally productive in the world of art, which has drawn inspiration from food to create interesting pieces that range from artistic installations to anthropological discourse.

What is the role design has played in relation to food and cuisine in Spain? The exhibition Tapas. Spanish Design for Food, organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), shows through two hundred or so design objects divided into four sections—Kitchen, Table, Food, and Wine—how design, tradition, cuisine, science, the latest trends, art, and innovation have contributed to establishing food habits.

The exhibition invites the visitor to discover how design finds solutions to the problems posed over the years by the world of cuisine. And particularly how Spanish culture has come up with ingenious inventions and solutions throughout history. Not only has this association proved to be fruitful from a functional viewpoint, but the art world has also drawn inspiration from food to produce interesting works that are midway between installation art and the anthropological discourse of a country.

The exhibition also tries to highlight how Spain brings together design, creativity and cuisine as characteristic values. In both raw materials and their preparation, in the theoretical field and in inspired designs, Spain’s food culture crosses boundaries and competes at the highest level worldwide.

Spanish designers, chefs, companies and institutions contribute daily to shaping this culture, which unarguably constitutes a highly valuable intangible asset.

The exhibition is accompanied in each venue by a parallel programme of activities,  meetings between Spanish and local professionals, performances, etc.
  • Irdetapeo 08.Oct.2014

    El blog es el sitio perfecto para todo aquel que le guste este habito socio cultural tan extendido en España.

  • Iberia Airlines 08.Nov.2013

    We cover this fabulous exhibition on our new Love2Fly travel blog: We'd love your feedback! :-)

  • Andrew Boddington 19.Oct.2013

    Buenos dias, Tienes previsto llevar la expxoision aqui en Australia? Muchas gracias

  • Raquel 01.Oct.2013

    La itinerancia de la exposición es la que se marca en la columna de la izda. Por ahora no está previsto que viaje a París pero nunca se sabe...

  • elena 14.Sep.2013

    Holà, quisiera saber si esta exposición se podrq ver próximamente en París. Gracias.

  • TAPAS CHANNEL 12.Sep.2013

    Nace Tapas Channel (, primer canal temático español dedicado al mundo de las tapas. Nuevo marco de promoción de España como destino turístico gastronómico a nivel nacional como internacional

Leave a comment
  • Name (*)

  • E-mail (*)

  • Message (*)