Knock on Wood
By Charlotte Stace
The Museu del Disseny invites you to its new exhibition ‘Knock on Wood’. It focuses on wood as a key material at the service of human cultural evolution, presenting a broad historical overview leading right up to the present day.
It includes a large section dedicated to current applications of wood (design applied to construction, cars, aeronautics, textiles, acoustics, health, energy and so on), that help to support the planet’s sustainability and which serve as a foundation of the circular bioeconomy.
Considered from the design perspective, the exhibition highlights the wooden objects that have represented a turning point in human life from time immemorial to the 21st century. After a period when wood was replaced by other materials in various areas, the last few decades have seen a recovery and strengthening of design and architecture in wood as a key tool for maintaining quality of life on the planet and halting the current environmental crisis.