I'm very excited to tell you that I will be showcasing the project I have been working on for the last couple of busy months in Chile at Ventura Lambrate 2015
Please stay tuned for more info on HATCH, a furniture and textiles collection that will be on display at the Minini Gallery between the 14 and 19 of april, as part of a super exciting show prepared with my lovely colleagues from All things in Between
"Cerro del Plomo from the south-west" by Tijs Michels - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cerro_del_Plomo_from_the_south-west.jpeg#mediaviewer/File:Cerro_del_Plomo_from_the_south-west.jpeg - Edited version.
I recently started collaborating with the Chilean website Catálogodiseño (Designcatalogue). The first one was a report of our participation with I Saw The Future at Designersblock 2014 (link to post in Spanish) and more recently a small series of interviews to some of my fellow designers whom I had the chance to share with the last two years in London.
The focus of these written pieces is to unveil part of the motivations and interests I consider to be key for their identity as designers. Each interview is made in English and it has tailored questions according to the designer, I then translate the piece to Spanish and Catalogodiseño publishes them on their website.
I will publish each one of these interviews in English in my blog in case you don't read Spanish : ) and the link to the published version in Spanish. It has been a lot of fun so far, I hope you enjoy them!
Last year (2013) in May I had the chance to present this exciting project at Nissan Design Europe as part of the MA Textile Futures (now Material Futures) course. I wasn't able to upload it before because of the privacy agreement but finally here it is.
The name of the project was Emerging Cities / Emerging Trends and the idea was, as the name indicates, to explore the emerging behaviours and scenarios in cities that are now witnessing accelerated growth.
Fulfiling a personal fascination with spies I chose Moscow between three cities (Lagos, Nairobi and Moscow) and you can see the results here.
El año pasado (2013) en mayo tuve la oportunidad de presentar este interesante proyecto en las oficinas de Nissan Design Europe como parte del MA Textile Futures (ahora Material Futures). No podía publicarlo antes por motivos de privacidad pero finalmente acá está.
El nombre del proyecto era Emerging Cities / Emerging Trends (Ciudades emergentes / Tendencias Emergentes) y la idea era, tal como el nombre lo indica, explorar los patrones de comportamiento y contextos emergentes en ciudades que presencian un crecimiento acelerado.
Satisfaciendo una fascinación personal con los espías escogí Moscú entre tres ciudades (Lagos, Nairobi y Moscú) y los resultados los pueden ver acá.
This video shows the concept behind my project Imminent Body.
What if Artificial Intelligence becomes a reality in the mid future? We may be able to see it as part of our everyday objects and materials that we see today as "dumb" will transform into conscious entities.
I imagined textile manufacturing as an act of programming, where behaviours are mixed just as today is done with different features from different yarns.
If you can't see the video here's the Vimeo link: Body WIP