2010 to 2015
Design and renovation Louis Vuitton’s headquarters in Spain. The
project includes the entrance hall, specific office areas as well as the
creation of a History of the Belt Museum. LV Spain produces all the belts
for the LVMH multinational.
Design and renovation of various 200m2 apartmenst in the Pedralbes section
Design of the Venus, the Airo LED lamp collection, and the outdoor lighting
collection LightBox and LightCube, amongst other projects; all for Carpyen.
of the Unikman showroom. Unikman is the Scabal’s exclusive importer
in Spain. The company offers tailor-made suits in Barcelona; these are
confectioned with digital tools in their affiliated company located in
Design of the Passport chair and lounge chair, both targeted at the hotel
market, produced by Mondano.
Interior and landscape architecture of a 280 m2 floating residence in
Dubai. The prototype, made with fiberglass structural beams, is a forerunner
of a 5000 unit promotion. The unit sits on 9 reinforced concrete pontoons.
Interior architecture of a 600 m2 office for Ruyser in Badalona. The work
consisted of an esthetic concept and layout proposal as well as plans,
spec sheets and overseeing of the construction in reference to electricity,
lighting, walls, glasswork, metalwork, carpentry, air conditioning, flooring
and ceilings, etc.Ç
Design of bathroom furniture for Pom D’Or; this collection called
Nara was introduced at the 2008 Milan Furniture Fair. Made of acrilo-ceramic
and wood, it includes washbasins, horizontal and vertical containers,
Introduction in the 2008 Frankfurt Lighting Fair of the Keops wall bracket,
the Hotel-Python and the Snaik LED wall bracket. At the same fair the
Vips ceiling lamp was also presented as well as the rotational molding
outdoor lamps Litebox / Litecube. All made by Carpyen.
of a new concept for a restaurant whose creative dishes are based on cheese.
Called CHEESEME, the restaurant is a 160m2 two-floor space located in
the trendiest eating area in Barcelona (calle Argenteria, in the Born
2003: Design and construction of IBERCONSEIL’s corporate headquarters,
in Barcelona. IBERCONSEIL is Spain’s second largest cheese importer.
A 450 m2 space, the work was published in PROYECTO CONTRACT (Casa Viva)
issue: 3 (p. 96-103) as well as in HABITAT UFFICIO issue: 116 (p. 162-167)
2002: CORTES RESIDENCE Renovation of a Row house in Terrasa, the work
was published in BCR issue number 6 of year II (Cover and p. 20-21)
Design of a 400 m2 traveling exhibit for the Barcelona Science Museum.
The commission was won against 3 other prestigious design offices. The
work is the most complex traveling exhibit produced by the Museum to date.
The design and construction of my own loft space in Barcelona. (see detailed
list of publications below)
Design of the Barcelona corporate offices for "Mutua de Seguros Pelayo"
in collaboration with Frederic Callis. This 1000 m2 of office space located
on Calle Valencia, 313 is notable for its custom designed lighting, reception
desks, and spiral staircase. I also designed an office on the Calle Alcala
of Madrid and another on the Ronda Zamenhof in Sabadell as well as the
showroom for Kemen office furniture. (see the list of published works
RELEVANT PRODUCT DESIGN:
2005 to 2007
For CARPYEN LIGHTING. Introduced at the 2006 Frankfurt lighting fair:
the PAPIROFLEXIA a versatile fluorescent hanging and wall collection made
of stainless steel, and the MORGAN collection, a lamp series of cast metal
designed for commercial applications. 2005 saw the creation of the VIPER
flexible desk, wall and ceiling lamp collection, as well as the WAKI bathroom
wall bracket lamps, and the all Pyrex CANDEL lamp using a mineral oil
cartridge. Introduced in the September 2005 Valencia fair: the OMARA conical
fluorescent torchere, the MONDRIAN collection for lighting 2D artwork,
SQUARE, a 30x30 fluorescent fixture, POPPY a modern version of the petrol
lamp, KIWI a miniature glass wall bracket, and PYTHON, a wall fixture
especially designed as a reading lamp powered by LEDs.
For BONESTIL, design of a rotational molded stackable chair called DROP.
Introduced in the Sept 04 Valencia fair, the chair is for terrace and
outdoor use. Also for the same company, a cafeteria table called SPIRAL.
For IMAT, the design of a collection of airport welcome desks; the first
production run was installed in Barcelona’s main airport. During
the course of 2003, the desks were also installed in the Tenerife airport.
Creation of the ALUMINIO for Cosmic, Spain’s foremost company in
bath complements and accessories. ALUMINIO is an extensive collection
of extruded aluminum cupboards, containers and shelves.
1998 to 2001
Design of a travelling exhibit for the Barcelona Science Museum. This
commission was won in against 3 other well-known design outfits, and qualifies
as the Museum`s most ambitious exhibit of this kind at that date.
A complete collection of injection molded PP contract seating for Imat
called ARGENTA, which was introduced at Construmat in Barcelona in 1999.
Sellex introduced a formed wood contract seating collection of my design
named WOODY and in 2001, Blauet introduced the WIND information lamp.
Also noteworthy in 2001 MINI-HOOK series a smaller coat hanger version
of the CAPTAIN HOOK series designed for SELLEX, and especially the introduction
of the COMPOSIT by NOVA DIMENSIO, a 70 piece collection of containers,
shelving systems, bed, tables, and more, all made of Wisa Birch wood and
designed in tandem with F. Callis.
1995 to 1998:
"Bloc" lamp by Fontana Arte: an installation product using a
metal halide bulb also for Fontana Arte (Italy) and the Me2 Wall fixture
Big Ben, by Candle, a Fontana Arte Company, BB is a compact fluorescent
ZU2 by the Rapsel Group: a collection of bath accessories (Italy)
Winston and Cresendo lamps made by B.Lux in Spain (Spain)
Captain Hook by Sellex, a cothes rack system. (Spain)
Soda Lamp by Blauet, a glass lamp collection. (Spain)
1990 to 1995
Lisa, Mowgli, and Bookend lamps designed for Candle, a Fontana Arte Company
Von Braun and Kant collection; by Schopenhauer. These are glass and aluminum
table and shelving systems. Schopenhauer is a Fontana Arte company.
Lua, Zip collection, and Piu lamps for B.Lux
Kibo, Kobe and Kabuki lamps for Van Lux
Tuki , a bookend that won the selection ADP in 1995, by Blauet
I have taught project courses in Industrial Design or Architecture at
the Parsons School of Design, N.Y. and the New Jersey Institute of Technology
in the USA, and in Barcelona, at Eina, Elisava and BAU. I presently teach
a product project course at the latter two. I have been to South Korea
as a design consultant in 1995 and 1996, by invitation of the Korean government.
In 1995 I was a jury member for the 14th Expo Hogar design competition.
2003 Finalist in the international competition Lighting for Tomorrow with
the Wave project. $3000.00 prize.
Certificate of Appreciation from South Korea’s KIDP, a state funded
organization for work done in there.
. 2011 Ruyser (Barcelona); the design and renovation work on their offices.
Published in the book The Language of Office Design (editorial Design
Vision International Publishing Co ) p. 184-191. Shenzhen, China
. 2009 Cheeseme Restaurant, the design and renovation work of the restaurant.
Published in Barcelona-New York-Paris (editorial World Restaurants and
Bars) p. 103-105. Japan.
. 2008 Iberconseil; the design and construction of their office, in Office.
(Edited by Pace-Hong Kong). ISBN 978-962-7723-72-1. Hong Kong.
. 2007 Cheeseme Restaurant, the design and renovation work of the restaurant.
Published in Restaurant (Edited by Pace). ISBN 978-062-7723-90-5. p. 80-85.
. 2007 The collection of Woody chairs (made by Sellex ) Published in New
Furniture Design (Edited by Daab) p. 86-87. ISBN 3-937718-28-1 Spain
. 2007 Personal Profile. Published in the book Terminal B – Barcelona
Creative Database. P. D-108-109. ISBN 13-978-84-611-4766-9. Spain
. 2003 Argenta Chair. Published in the book Catalan Design – 100
chairs-100 books – 100 shoes. p. 76. ISBN 84-932927-1-0. Spain.
. 1989 Nikko lamp. Published in Anunari del Disseny a Catalunya 88. p.136.
ISBN 84-404-4995-X. Spain.
. 2010 Eben nb.68. In the Profile section. Two page interview. p. 82-83.
. Nov 2008: Interview for magazine Catalonia Today.
. 2007 Casa Viva no 109. A full review of my work as an architect and
designer in interview format in “Casa Retrato” Spain p. 78
.2002 ByN Dominical Number 13. Jan Interview and article (Spain) p.76-77
. 1996 Design Report. Issue 10 p. 40-41 Germany.
. 1987 Aret Regalo. Issue 84 (June) p 41 to 44. Interview (Spain)
. 1993 Eben. Issue number 12. p.62-63. Interview (Spain)
. 1990 Design Journal Issue 24 (Feb) p.81 Korea.
. CasaViva Number 201 Article on a flat in Pedralbes p. 56 a 67
. Eben. Number 65. Article on a boutique. p. 11
. Eben no. 58 –A complete photographic report on the project for
Ruyser’s offices p.28 to 33
. On Diseño, Number 270, p.154-161 Article and photos of Cheeseme
. Proyecto Contract number 20 (Spain), p. 126-131. Article and photos
. DHD (Hotel Design Diffusion) Number 6 year 2005 (Italy), p. 166-171
Article on the Cheeseme Restaurant
. Habitat Ufficio. Number 116. (Italy) p.162 a 167 Design of Iberconseil
. Eben. Numero 41. Oficinas de Iberconseil. p. 36-41.
. BC+R. Number 5 year 2 (Cataluña). p. 20-22 + cover. Article on
. Proyecto Contract. Number 3. (Spain) p.96 a 103. “Paz y Harmonia”,
.Hogares. Number 393. (Spain) p. 52 a 59. BCN-NY article on Loft
. Casa Viva. Number 37, year 4. (Spain) p.179 a 186 “Oriente en
Occidente”, my Loft
. Eben. Number 25 Jan 2000. (Cataluña) p. 34 a 45 + cover “Loft
en BCN” .
. Creativity News.(Spain) Number 18. p. 92-93. Design of PELAYO head office.
. Oficinas Number 208 September 1997(Spain). p. 53 a 62 + cover. PELAYO
. Habitat Ufficio. Number 78 (Italy), Year 16. p. 36 a 39 + Cover. Design
of PELAYO head office.
. On Diseño. Number 216 (Spain) p. 97-98 Expo “La Neurona”
& p.123 Argenta Chair.
. On Diseño Number 262 year 2005 (Spain), p. 176-77-78-79 on the
Candel autonomous lamp & p. 180-81-82-83 on the Waki Bathroom fixture.
. Arcade sept/oct 2008. a German publication. Photographic report on Candel
lamp p. 41
. On Mono-thematic on office design 2000. (Spain)- P. 195. Argenta chair
. GapCasa Number 109 + cover 1994. (Italy). Mowgli lamp.
. Diseño Interior. Number 18 (Spain) September 1992. Article on
lighting p 51A
. Nuevo Estilo Number 210 (Spain), September 1995 p.166 Mogli lamp, p
168 Bookend lamp.
. Ardi. Number 12, year 2, p. 130. OTANI floor lamp.
. On Diseño. number 134. p. 194 Kendo lamp and p.218 Kibo Lamp.
. JAL Design Review. 1989-90 (Japan) p.72. Tanuki Lamp
CONCEPTS & IDEAS PUBLISHED.
. On Diseño. Number 40. P.32-33. Article by Daifuku: “Vergent
. Eben no.53. A photographic report written by Daifuku on a theoretical
underground home designed by Daifuku. P. 48 to 51.