What is DOES about?


DOES is a design and consultancy practice that explores the potentials of materials through research and experimentation. We act as creative directors in the ever-changing-material-world in which our bodies are constantly interacting. Our aim is to develop concepts that lie at the intersection between product and technology, fashion and textile design.

Previous clients and collaborators include, among others: Unicef, Ogilvy, Adidas, Domestic Data Streamers, Studio Banana, Eurecat Technology Centre or Materfad Materials Centre.

Previous exhibitions: Barcelona, Milan, Hong Kong, Paris and New York.

Creative Direction by Saúl Baeza. Saúl is researching at TU Eindhoven and ELISAVA Research, he is also lecturing at various design schools and universities. Saúl is curating for Understanding Design, an association whose objective is to enhance the culture of contemporary and avant-garde design in Barcelona.

Saúl is founder and editor-in-chief at VISIONS BY, a material culture centered magazine presented last October 2018 during DDW.

What DOES it say?

We are not homo sapiens any more. What do we expect from our bodies? What DOES design has to say? What DOES design has to do?

So, what DOES design mean anyway?

So, what DOES it mean to be "Human"?



La noche de los jueves. SOCIEDAD 0. Moneo Brock. Madrid, Spain. Dic, 2018.

(Curator) New Realities. Understanding Design, Barcelona, Spain. May, 2018.

(Curator) Ettore Sottsass. Galeria DADA, Barcelona, Spain. Jun, 2017.

Substantial Self. Materials Farms, Materfad. DHUB, Barcelona, Spain. Jun, 2017.

(Curator) W.I.P. Understanding Design. Galeria DADA, Barcelona, Spain. May, 2017.

Time Machine. UNICEF, United Nations Building. New York, United States. Sept, 2017.

The Best Design of the Year. DHUB, Barcelona, Spain.
Jun, 2016.

Next Design Innovation. Barcelona Design Week. Spain.
Jun, 2016.

Next Design Innovation. Milano Design Week, Italy.
Apr, 2016.

Poder Ser. DHUB, Barcelona, Spain.
Dec, 2015.

Independent Design. Business Of Design Week, Hong Kong, China.
Dec, 2015.

The Future of Fashion Program. NJAL, París, France.
Sep, 2015.

Salone del Mobile.Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy.
Apr, 2014.

The Best Design of the Year. DHUB, Barcelona, Spain.
Jun, 2013.


VISIONS BY. Dutch Design Week. Eindhoven, Netherlands. Oct, 2018.

(Curator) New Realities. Understanding Design. Palo Alto, Barcelona, Spain. May, 2018.

(Curator) Talent Lab. (Norman Foster Foundation, Puig, FormUsWithLove. MaterFAD, DHUB. Barcelona, Spain.

Substantial Self. The Materials Farm, DHUB. Barcelona, Spain. Jun, 2018.

(Curator) Understanding Design. DHUB, Barcelona, Spain. May, 2017.

Archintex. Elisava, Barcelona, Spain. Nov, 2017.

What is DOES About? Recrea Design Festival. Valladolid, Spain. Oct, 2017.

Wear Sustain. Canòdrom Creative Research Park. Barcelona, Spain. Jun, 2017.

Smart Textiles. DHUB, Barcelona, Spain. Jan, 2017.

The New Wool. DEMO Futures. DEMO Festival, Barcelona, Spain. May, 2016.

HUNCH. ESDIssabte. ESDI, Barcelona, Spain. Mar, 2016.

Digital Culture in Arts and Design. CIRQUIT 2. Eina, Barcelona, Spain.
Mar, 2016.

Barcelona Service Jam. Barcelona, Spain.
Feb, 2016.

HUNCH. DEMO Futures. DEMO Festival, Barcelona, Spain. May 2015.


Atlantique Route. Senegal, Africa. Jul, 2018.

Decodign European Creative Skills. TU Eindhoven + FH Salzburg + Elisava. Barcelona, Spain. Apr, 2017.

Substantial Self. The Materials Farm, MaterFad. Barcelona, Spain. Elisava, Jun, 2017.

Soft Interactions. L'École de design Nantes Atlantique + Elisava. Barcelona, Spain. Feb, 2018.

Body As Interface. Prospect, LCI Barcelona. Barcelona, Spain. Mar, 2017.

Wearable Technology. Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Zwolle, Netherlands + Elisava. Barcelona, Spain. Feb, 2017.

Problems and Solutions Department. Elisava + London Digital week. Victoria & Albert Museum. London, England. Sept, 2016.

Textile Limits. Out of metrics + Miguel Adrover. Mazda Space, Barcelona, Spain. Nov, 2015.


Three to six months. Please, send your CV and Portfolio to info@does-work.com


Graphic design:
Albert Romagosa


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