All Posts in London

October 7, 2014 - No Comments!

NEWS – Designersblock, Talk at 100%Design and +

I have been a bit busy these last two weeks so I wasn't able to update this website properly, specially in regards to the recent London Design Festival.

In addition to I Saw The Future, the collective show we co-organised with some former classmates from the MA at Designersblock, I was lucky enough to be invited to show at 100%Design. It was a bit of a marathonic week but overall an amazing opportunity to present the project in two very different and challenging contexts.

First Designersblock: we had a blast. It was a fantastic experience and a chance to share our projects with a public mostly linked to design and the creative industries. Thanks to the Designersblock team and all the other exhibitors for making us feel so welcomed and for their interest and respect for our work. We were featured in Inhabitat's selection of best of Designersblock 2014 so hooray!

Now, 100%Design.

The show I was invited to take part in was Graduate Talent of The Future and it was co-curated by 100%Design and Hèloïse Parke, from the prestigious Aram Gallery in London. The group of graduates was very diverse and it did help to create a "hub" of more experimental work along with the Design Futures stand, as part of the International Pavillion at the Earls Court exhibition centre.

As another exciting and very surprising event, I was invited to share the stage with the always interesting Gigi Barker for the talk Design Futures: How Rethinking Materials Will Reshape Product Design organised by Kingston University and the Design Museum.

Again, an excellent experience thanks to the organisation from both 100%Design and the team from Kingston University.

I wrote a report about I Saw The Future for the Chilean webpage specialised in design Catalogodiseno that you can find here (in Spanish).

 

Design Futures by Kingston University

July 2, 2014 - No Comments!

NEW PROJECT – Pulse by Nissan

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.

Enjoy!

 

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.

Espero lo disfruten.

June 27, 2014 - No Comments!

This is the book I handed in as part of the final material for MA Textile Futures.

The cover is made of 100% linen fabric, screenprinted at Central Saint Martins in London and it has the wonderful logo designed by Comunas Unidas for the project in bright white paste.

The font used is Australis and the white paper is Monadnock 118 gsm.

The two copies were printed and bound in London by myself and they include two folding timelines that I will soon upload as larger images for you to see them.

Thanks to Hugo Fleming and Cristian Lorca and to Imogen at the dye and print workshop in CSM.

January 16, 2014 - No Comments!

BIG DATA

Come and see the project of MA Textile Futures first year students at the Lethaby Gallery in Central Saint Martins!
How can biology help solve critical issues connected to the explosion of data?
 
If a living material can store data, how do we design with it?