“My interest started when I
noticed that many of them used the same stool in their shelters or souvenir
huts. After asking to some of them more about this stool, I finally...” Read more...
Curro Claret is a native Catalan Designer, recognized worldwide for his work,
focusing on reusing materials and object that already had a life. He received
me in his studio in Poble Nou, which seems unorganized at first look, but it
completely makes sense at the end. Oscar Guayabero defines him with
"attitude, method and love".
I have always been attracted by the sofa seller in the street of Catania, in Sicily, where I grew up. Just like the carpet seller, the sofas and armchairs displayed on the sidewalks create a disconnection between the private purpose of the object and the public space that the merchant occupy to sell.
In 2004, Uli Marchstainer, Austrian
designer based in Barcelona, was asked to collect objects from 14 different
countries for the project “Igual_Mente_Diferentes”, edited and compiled with
Ettore Sottsass and Juli Capella. He received me in his house, up the hills of
Barcelona to know more about the project.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Jahara studied industrial design at Brasilia University, before moving to Italy for a stint at Venice University of Architecture and two years at Fabrica. This education, mixed with his own “chaotic input of Brazilian design” provides a distinct and multicultural mix ... Read more...
Interview with Dimitrih Correa
Dimitrih Correa is a young Brazilian deisgner with the passion for wood. He stied at the UFRJ of Rio and at DIT of Dublin. It was nice to see someone working loving his tools,materials and tecniques. He helped us designing the structure of the first chair of CCC.
Jose de la O
José de la O earned an Industrial Design Bachelor Degree at Iberoamericana University in México City and a Masters Degree on Conceptual Design on Context at Design Academy Eindhoven. After finishing at Design Academy studies, he...
Adrian Marfil together with Juan Garcia in 2013 understood the importance of traditional metalworking in the area of Monterrey, giving it a contemporary twist, they founded Los Patrones, one of the emerging furniture producer in Mexico. Adrian hosted me...
I visited the factory of Takumi Kohgei together with Mikiya in Hokkaido in the north island of Japan. It was impressive to see how they work, meeting the CEO Yoshihiko Kuwabara and in-house designers Akihito Gyoten and Shunsuke Kondo and his team.. Read more...
Interview with Mikiya Kobayashi
Born in Tokyo in 1981, Mikiya Kobayashi represents the new wave of designers in Japan. Working with national and international companies, he is not focused on the way we use the object but on the sensitivity in the perception of its designs... Read more...