There are industrial designers all over the country but most of them are concentrated in three cities; Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid. And then, of course, there is another group of designers who live abroad.
The reasons are very simple. Madrid is the capital, Valencia is the place where you can find headquarters of most furniture companies and Barcelona is the most cosmopolitan city in Spain and THE city of design, however, ironically the only one which doesn’t have a real Design Week.
There is a Design convention in Barcelona, though it focuses on design strategies and is very much business-oriented. It’s pretty nice but I don’t think it deserves to be called Design Week. I would love to see a real design week with activities all over the city so anybody from abroad could come to Barcelona and enjoy design intensity, in the kind of atmosphere that only happens during design weeks.