Situated in the Disseny Hub Barcelona building, the museum holds 70,000 items, including decorative arts, ceramics, industrial design, textile and graphic arts from different periods.
The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona brings together collections from four of the city’s longstanding museums: the Museu de les Arts Decoratives, the Museu de Ceràmica, the Museu Tèxtil i d’Indumentària and the Gabinet de les Arts Gràfiques. The exhibition, which revolves around four themes, shows the evolution of decorative arts towards design, and the so-called "author" arts (ceramics, enamel, contemporary jewellery, etc.). The decorative arts section presents unique items that are essential in the study of certain movements and periods, while the "author" arts section includes creations by artists such as Picasso and Miró. As for the design collection, it has industrial design, graphic design and fashion design items.