Cécile Mestelan

Cécile born in Biarritz and studied in one of the best schools in the world ECAL, in Lausanne. She was accepted by Vista Alegre for the ID Pool residency. She will talk about this overwhelming experience. 

 

In 2014, Cécile opened her own Ceramics workshop in Lisbon, OLHO | Atelier de Cerâmica. This studio space welcomed several and very diverse ceramicists to work on their own personal projects. To share their knowledge and different skills inside the studio. 

 

Cécile also says that «OLHO is also open to everyone curious and who want to learn and explore ceramics. We like to compare the studio’s kiln to a bread oven of a village. The villagers could use the kiln to cook their bread and eat. At OLHO we like to feed Creativity!»

 

Jens Fager

Jens Fager is one of Sweden’s most interesting young designers, and although a recent graduate from Konstfack University in Stockholm, he has already made an international impact with exhibitions in London, Milan and Stockholm. Jens has some pieces exclusively designed for Muuto.

Jens philosophy - Everything is and will be different. The core that permeates every single project, is treating them all in a honestly way and highlight their main function. The second part is that we always add a sense of humour, poetry or surrealism. The conclusion of it all ends up in a natural product, both for the producer and the consumer.

 

Our field of works stretches from smaller architecture, interiors for restaurants stores, offices and also product design. Everything is about everyday life and our essential needs for daily experiences.

 

Photo credits - Muuto

Photo credits - Muuto

Photo credits - Muuto

 

Clara von Zweigbergk

Clara von Zweigbergk, born in Stockholm, graduated from Beckmans School of Design, Stockholm, (1994) and continued studies at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA. (1995)

 

After five years as a founder and partner in Rivieran, a Stockholm based multi disciplinary design studio, followed by four years as a senior graphic designer at Lissoni Associati, Milano, she opened her studio in Stockholm, pursuing a great interest in paper, colour, typography and form. The projects range from visual identities, photo art direction and a growing series of products.

 

Since 2010 von Zweigbergk has a close collaboration with HAY, where she has been forming the visual identity. It includes catalog design, photo art direction, packaging, logotypes, shop and exhibition graphics, as well as the corporate identity system. 

She has also designed products for HAY, Nike, Louis Poulsen, Areaware, Artecnica and Moustache.  

Photo credits - Hay

Photo credits - Hay

Photo credits - Hay

Marc Morro

Born in Mallorca, Marc Morro stayed on this island until he turned 18 and moved to Barcelona to study industrial design. Later, he moved for a 10-month stay to New York.

Back in Barcelona, not even knowing how or why, he began working at Villar-Rosàs, an independent ad agency. Around the same time, he launched Surtido, a platform for young local industrial designers organizing workshops and all kinds of projects for creative minds to work together but independently. This sort of synergy merited the 2010 Premi Ciutat de Barcelona. After his days at the agency were over, all kinds of projects kept coming his way: he co-founded the Otrascosas de Villar-Rosàs design gallery, he was put also in charge of Pecha Kucha Barcelona and, of course, kept working in his greatest passion: furniture design. Eventually, the gallery was shut down, as was Surtido, while a different ambassador was put in charge of Pecha Kucha Barcelona. “Too many things. Let’s do less but with more time. Nothing lasts forever and sooner or later you need to change. New is always better”, says Marc.

This was when he started focusing on his work as a furniture designer and co-founded AOO, a small furniture company from Barcelona with the aim to make ordinary, simple, functional, anonymous and everyday objects. 

At the moment, Marc splits his time between being mainly in charge of AOO and commissioning personal projects

 

Photo credits - AOO

Photo credits - AOO

Photo credits - Jara Varela

 

Hugo Passos

Portuguese-born Hugo Passos designs objects and furniture that are as pleasing in form as they are in use.

 

Passos’ work is underpinned by a profound fascination with the human scale of everyday objects and a commitment to the principle that the resulting designs must "do what they are supposed to do".

 

Before founding his own office, he worked as design assistant for Fredrikson Stallard, contributing to projects for the Swarovski Crystal Palace, Bernhardt Design and the David Gill Galleries.

 

Miguel Vieira Baptista

Studied at IADE University in Lisbon and graduated in Product Design by the Glasgow School of Art in 1993.

 

Since 2000 he combines his main activity as product designer for brands like Asplund, Authentics, Kvadrat, Materia or Vista Alegre Atlantis, along with several exhibition and interiors commissioned by clients like, EDP Foundation, Experimentadesign, Moda Lisboa - Lisbon Fashion Week or Renova.

 

From 2003 Miguel Vieira Baptista started regularly producing and exhibiting limited editions pieces for galleries like Loja da Atalaia, Cristina Guerra, Marz and Appleton Square.

 

He has also curated several exhibitions like the “Dieter Rams Haus” presented in 2001 at the Centro Cultural de Belém - CCB in Lisbon.

Along with his design practice he lectures the course of Industrial Design at ESAD-CR in Caldas da Rainha since 2000. In 2010 he was guest professor at the ECAL - Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne.

His pieces have been widely exhibited and are part of several private and public collections like MUDE Lisbon’s Museum of Design and Fashion Collection Francisco Capelo.

In 2013 he was awarded with the Audi Mentor Prize by A&W in Cologne.

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