Competition: win a book detailing the history of BD Barcelona
Dezeen has teamed up with BD Barcelona Design to give five readers the chance to win a copy of its new book, which details the company's history of furniture design and past collaborations.
The furniture brand, known for its extensive catalogue containing designs from Konstantin Grcic and Jaime Hayon, will release BD Barcelona Design History to mark its upcoming 50-year anniversary.
The book will officially launch at BD Barcelona's London showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week later this month.
The space will also play host to a talk with Dezeen's editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.
BD Barcelona was founded by Oscar Tusquets Blanca and four architect friends with the aim of producing their own creations, as well as furniture designs by other notable architects and designers such as Antonio Gaudi and Ettore Sottsass.
BD's art director Ramón Úbeda researched the archives to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the company's journey, from its formation as Bocaccio Design in 1972, up to the recently released wood-stiched Couture cabinet by Färg & Blanche.
The book charts the success of the company in the run-up to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics as the world became more aware of Spanish design. During this period,BD won the 1990 European Community Design Prize and released its first collection with artist Salvador Dali.
The company's changing, international approach at the turn of the 21st century will also be profiled – a period during which it began to collaborate with well-known designers from other countries, such as Ross Lovegrove and Doshi Levien.
"Every one of BD's designs has helped make the company’s personality richer, the result being a heterogeneous sum of many things including talent, quality, convenience, a sense of humour, an openness to other cultures, respect for the classics, memory, tradition and innovation." said the Spanish brand.
Recently, BD unveiled their REmix project, in a bid to encourage the design industry against wastefulness by highlighting the potential of reusing outdated materials.
Five winners will each win one copy of the BD Barcelona Design History book, which will be available to purchase from the store after its launch during Clerkenwell Design Week.