Alvaro Catalán de Ocón


Born in Madrid, his take on design is based on a highly sophisticated vision of what makes an object special. His designs are clean and elemental, but rich in experience and associations. The easy and relaxed look of his realizations is achieved through an intensive process of study and reduction. After completing his business management studies, he begins his training in product design at the Instituto Europeo di Design (2000-01) in Milan and later graduates with honours from Central Saint Martins (2001-04) in London. His thesis project, the GLOW BRICK, is still manufactured and distributed by Suck – UK. In 2004 he starts up his own studio in Barcelona where he designs LA FLACA lamp, winner of the DESIGN PLUS AWARD (Frankfurt), and finalist to the DELTA Awards in Barcelona. In 2009 he moves to Madrid where he also teaches at the Instituto Europeo di Design.

His work has been showcased in several galleries and events such as: “Fuera de Serie” at Madrid CentroCentro (2013), “Spain Alight” at Tokyo´s Design Week 2011, David Gill Galleries – Design Art Basel (Basel 2011), Rossana Orlandi (Milan 2011), Salone Satellite winning the DESIGN REPORT AWARD – first prize for the best stand and products (Milan 2010), Galería OA (Madrid 2010), “Design Partners” and Cable Factory (Helsinki 2010), “100 Designers Light” (Gwangju-South Korea 2007), Salone Satellite (Milan 2007), ICFF (New York 2005). He has also curated several exhibitions, among them the Finnish Design Week exhibition “Helsinki – Madrid Findesign”, held in 2010 at the cultural centre El Matadero in Madrid, which he curated together with Pedro Feduchi and Kari Korkman.

His designs can be found in renamed Galleries such as OA in Madrid, David Gill in London, Galleria Rossana Orlandi in Milan, SIM SUM – Madrid and GUGGENHEIM Museum- Bilbao

Double Game

2015

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