for creative thought, mutual inspiration and idea exchange - capturing the design zeitgeist in style over two exciting days in Barcelona.
At the festival's heart is the international awards programme. Pitching the planet's most exciting designers against each other to find the finest interior space of the past year, an Inside award could well make your career.
You could be one of the winners. If your practice has created an outstanding space in the last year you can enter it here to win one of 11 prized category awards, and even walk away with the overall award for World Interior of the Year.
Categories range from the most prestigious new hotels and bars to civic spaces, offices and shops. In a nail-biting finale shortlisted entrants from each category will go head to head for the overall prize of World Interior of the Year live at the Festival.
Be inspired and informed by the theory behind the products. With the industry's leading lights all present in one place, Inside's programme of talks and discussions are bound to illuminate and educate. Even the surroundings will provide inspiration, with London-based graphic studio Multistorey collaborating with designers Frank to create a dynamic exhibition space to host the talks.
A full talks programme will announced soon. If you would like to be involved in the Inside talks please contact [email protected]
Each category winner will be interviewed at the event by Marcus Fairs, editor of Dezeen, Inside's online media partner. Footage of all the interviews will appear on Dezeen directly after the festival, and then form an online archive. Two million people a month visit Dezeen for the latest news in the design world; winners at the inaugural Inside will play their own part in this.
The cream of this year's interiors are under the spotlight in the Inside awards gallery. Scrutinize all shortlisted projects up close and personal to find out what set them apart from the crowd and why they stood out for the jury.
All that inspiration can make even the most dedicated design fan thirsty. When you're not experiencing the talks, awards crits, installations and exhibitions at Inside, make a beeline for the Inside bar. Aside from offering some well-earned refreshment in the form of your favourite tipple and some tasty local repast, the bar will also be mingling heaven, where you'll be rubbing shoulders with international clients, contemporaries and international design press.
Naturally the Inside bar will also look pretty good; it's not just a bar, it's the exhibition's focal point and an installation that has been designed specially for Inside.
As if there wasn't enough to see and do, Inside is also putting on a series of fringe events, design tours, receptions and parties. These will be held throughout the host city of Barcelona - a place not only revered for its architecture but as one of the world's great party cities.