June 25 – 26, 10:00 – 19:00
Since Nacho Carbonell’s debut collection with his graduation project from the Design Academy Eindhoven, the renowned Spanish-born sculptor and product designer Nacho Carbonell has quickly earned his position as a strong force in contemporary limited edition design. His pieces and collections engage with the senses and have a highly recognizable style combining organic forms with rough, colorful finishing textures using everything from handcrafted recycled papers, corn seeds, broken glass and rusted metals to high tech materials.
He was nominated as Designer of the Year (2009) by the Design Museum London and received the Designer of the Future Award by DesignMiami (2009). His work is included in private collections and museums such as the Groningen Museum in the Netherlands and 21_21 Sight in Japan.
“I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behavior. I want to create objects with my hands, then I can give them my personality. I turn them into communicative objects that can arouse one’s sensations and imagination. In short, what I want to create are objects with a fictional or fantasy element that allow you to escape everyday life.” - Nacho Carbonell