“I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behaviour. 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-
ABOUT NACHO CARBONELL
Nacho Carbonell graduated in 2003 at the Spanish university Cardenal Herrera C.E.U. and the 27 of January 2007 at the Design Academy Eindhoven, with the projects “Dream of sand” and “Pump it up”, and was honoured with Cum Laude. Once graduated he created collections such as Evolution in 2009, which won him nominations to the design of the year by the London Design Museum, and which marked his ongoing collaboration with Galleria Rossana Orlandi. In 2010, a year after being named Designer of the Future by DesignMiami fair organisers, This identity , which defines his actual style of organic forms and rough and colourful finishing textures, is bringing him into an international scene of private collections and museums, such as the Groningen Museum in The Netherlands, and the 2121 Museum in Japan, all attracted by the uniqueness of materials and techniques applied in his works. Nacho currently works with his team in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, were he has established his studio.
2007 – Winner Grand Prix SEB 150 years, July
2009 – Design of the year nomination: Lover’s Chair – Design Museum London
2009 – Designer of the Future, DesignMiami Basel – Switzerland
2006 – Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid (SPAIN)
Presentation of “Por las Ramas” selected work of the Spanish Design competation “Injuve”
2007 – Milan Forniture Fair (ITALY)
Presentation of the graduation projects ” Pump it up” and “Dream of sand” in Designersblook
2007 – Design Parade _ 2e Festival International of Design (Villa Noailles, FRANCE)
Winner of the Design Parade concourse with the projects “Pump it up” and “Hot Kettle”
2007 – Valencia Forniture Fair (Valencia, SPAIN)
Presentation of the “Pump it up”
2007 – Casa Decor (Valencia, SPAIN)
Presentation of the “Pump it up”
2007 – Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS)
Presentation, at the graduation show organized by the Design Academy Eindhoven, of the projects “Pump it up” and ” Dream of sand”
2008 – Modefabriek _ 24th Edition (Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)
Presentation of “Pump it up” at the superstore four: biosfeer, at Virtuele Broeikas
2008 – Milan Forniture Fair (ITALY)
Presentation of collection “Evolution” in Spazio Rossana Orlandi
2008 – C!rcus Exhibition (Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)
Presentation of the project “Pump it up” at the C!rcus exhibition organized by the dutch design hotel Artemis
2008 – Singletown _ Biennale d’architettura (Venice, ITALY)
Presentation of the project “Pump it up” within the exhibition “Singletown” organized by Droog Design
2008 – Design is Air (Seoul, South Korea)
Presentation of the “Pump it up” during the Seoul Design Week
2009 – Designers Fair 2009 _ Rhein Triadem (Cologne, GERMANY)
” Por las ramas” presentation at the RheinTriadem in Cologne. The exhibition has been organized by Reinhild Kuhn
2009 – Brit Insurance Design Award _ London Design Museum (UK)
Nominated “Design of the Year 2008″. Presentation of the “Lover’s Chair ” (Evolution Collection) at the London Design Museum
2009 – New Directions in Design _ Vivid Gallery (Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)
Presentation of Nacho’s work at “New directions in design” exhibition
2009 – Archeology of the Future _ Designhuis (Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS)
Presentation of ” One Man chair” (Evolution collection) at the exhibition “Archeology of the Future”
2009 – Craft Punk _ Spazio Fendi (Milan, ITALY)
Presentation of “Beasts” at the exhibition “Craft Punk” at spazio Fendi organized by Design Miami/Basel
2009 – Milan Forniture Fair (Milan, ITALY)
Presentation of “Together”, a series of rare one-offs by Nacho Carbonell at Spazio Rossana Orlandi
Presentation of “Skin” collection at Droog Design Space
2009 – Opening Droog (New York, USA)
Presentation of the ” Table + 2″ from the Skin collection, during the opening of the Droog shop in New York
2009 – Design Miami/Basel Art Fair (Basel, SWIZERLAND)
Presentation of the “The Fertility Cave” for the “Designer of the Future Award”
Rossana Orlandi Gallery presented for the first time the Tree Chair and the Front Cocoon together with the other Evolution collection’s pieces
2009 – Fumi Gallery _ London Design Week (London, UK)
Presentation of the “Corn” collection during the London Design Week
2009 – Experimenta Design Lisboa (Lisbon, PORTUGAL)
Presentation of some selected Evolution pieces at the exhibition curated by Hans Maier-Aichen
2009 – Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS)
Brainport included “The Lover’s chair” in their exhibition called “Happy Living”
Presentation of the first Diversity collection’s piece during the exhibition “Caos and Orden” of Atelierdorp in Stip-S
2009 – Affordable Art Fair (Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS)
Hot Kettle Porcelain and Hot Kettle Bronze had been exhibited at the Fair by Particles Gallery (owners of the pieces)
2009 – I’m in love! _ Tokyo Design Week (Tokyo, JAPAN)
Lecture about Nacho’s work inside the program “I’m in love!” and exhibition at the spanish embassy in Tokyo
2010 – Maryland Institute College of Art MICa (Washington, USA)
Presentation and lecture within the cultural program “preview Spain Arts & Culture”
The program, organized by the embassy of Spain together the Spain-USA foundatio, celebrates the spanish Precidency of the European Union
2010 – Vincon Barcelona (Barcelona, SPAIN)
Presentation of the Nacho’s most significant works during the exhibition at “La Sala Vinçon” organized by Paolo Maistri
2010 – Milan Forniture Fair (Milan, ITALY)
Presentation of the “Diversity” collection at Spazio Giafranco Ferrè (Milan); the collection is owned by the Rossana Orlandi Gallery
2010 – Opening BSL Galerie (Paris, FRANCE)
Opening of the BSL Galerie in Paris with the presentation of some “Evolution” foam animals and some long legs bronze animals
(pieces commissioned and owned by the Gallery)
2010 – Design Miami/Basel Art Fair (Basel, SWIZERLAND)
Presentation of “Bush Of Iron” with Rossana Orlandi Gallery
2010 – 21_21 Design Sight Tokyo Museum (Tokyo, JAPAN)
Lecture about Nacho’s work for the “Post fossil excavating 21st century creation” exhibition curated by Lidewij Edelkoort
2010 – Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS)
Presentation of “Brain Ideas”, in the collective exhibition of Atelierdorp
2010 – Archaic Shelter _ Maison & Object (Paris, FRANCE)
Presentation of two pieces of the Diversity collection and the maquettes of all the pieces of the same collection
2010 – Design Miami/Basel (Miami, USA)
Presentation of three Diversity collection’s pieces and creation of a wall installation at the champagne company’s stand Dom Ruinart
2010 – Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA)
Presentation of the Lover’s chair (Evolution Collection) during the exhibition “Hyperlinks” (piece owned by the Museum)
2011 – Luciferase _ BSL Galerie (Paris, FRANCE)
Presentation of the Luciferase Collection at the BSL gallery in Paris (collection owned by the Gallery)
2011 – Post Fossil _ Museum of Holon (ISRAEL)
Presentation of the Evolution collection’s pieces during the “Post Fossil” exhibition (redesigned and expanded for this museum by Lidewij Edelkoort)
2011 – JUSTMAD Contemporary Art Fair (Madrid, SPAIN)
Presented two pieces of the Diversity collection from Rossana Orlandi Gallery
2011- Varias College (Den Haag, THE NETHERLANDS)
Design and production of a bench for the Varias College, a new high school in Den Haag.
2011- Milan Furniture Fair (Milano, Italy)
Presentation of the maquettes of “Playground closes at dusk” for Design Miami/Basel 2011
2011- Design Miami/Basel (Basel, SWIZERLAND)
Presentation “Playground closes at dusk” with the Rossana Orlandi Gallery and new pieces of the collection “Luciferase” with the BSL Gallery.
2011-Marta Herford Museum (GERMANY)
NOW perceptions of Time and Contemporary Design, The “Hot Kettles” are part of this exhibition, september-december 2011
2011-Workshop (Boisbuchet, FRANCE)
The Centre Georges Pompidou and Vitra Design Museum give every summer design courses and workshops This year Nacho has been invited to do a workshop, he title “Harvest to create..”
2011-Material research/examples Exhibition (Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS)
A selection of material example made during the process development of the products in Nacho’s workshop are presented now in ONOMATOPEE space, until Dutch design week, october 2011.
2011-State Museum of Architecture (MUAR),(MOSCOW)
Fro the Moscow desing week, an exhibition curated by Lidewij Edelkoort ,ORGANIC DWELLING:“biomimicry in design & architecture”.
2011-Exhibition “3 years” at Rossana Orlandi ( Milan, ITALY)
A retrospective over these last 3 years of collaboration between Nacho and his gallery in Milan, Rossana Orlandi.
2011-Worshop (Martinique, FRANCE CARAIBE)
Two weeks Workshop with the design students on the IRAVM design/art School.
2012-Lecture at San Francisco, (U.S.A)
With the spanish embassy and MOMA S.F,presentation of the book “Bravos”
2012-Lecture at Indian Design Forum (New Delhi, INDIA)
Lecture of his work inside the program IDF 2012, “The power of Design”
2012-Exhibition at “Design Days Dubai” Fair ( Dubai,United Arab Emirates)
Galerie BSL, present new pieces of Nacho’s collection “Luciferase”
2012-Lecture at Circolo dei Lettori (Torino, ITALY)
Lecture of his work inside the program IN Residence_Design that Talks!
2012-Milan Furniture Fair (Milano, Italy)
Presentation of “Silent Wall” and Soft led light bulb( for Booo company) in Rossana Orlandi, and Japan Creative ¨Simple vision¨exhibition at Museo Minjuzzi
2012-Lecture at INNETY events (Cagliary, ITALY)
Lecture of his work for the residence program Innesty.
2012-Exhibition at MINT museum ( Charlotte, U.S.A )
Exhibition for the new pieces of the permanent collection of the museum inside of the program VOTE FOR ART.
2012-Workshop (Boisbuchet, FRANCE)
Inside the Centre Georges Pompidou and Vitra Design Museum summer workshops. Nacho gives his 2nd workshop title “Harvest to create..”
2012 – Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, THE NETHERLANDS)
presentation of “Comunication Line”
2012-Solo exhibition in “Galeria del Arte” (Zurich, SWIZERLAND)
Collection of his work at the exhibition Furniture/scuptures.
2013-Lecture in the Design University La Rioja(Logrono, SPAIN)
inside the program of lectures with diferent national and international designers.
2013-Milan Furniture Fair (Milano, Italy)
Presentation of “45 blue chandelier” , “medium movile” and “library Chair” in Bagatti Valsecchi museum with Rossana Orlandi gallery ,and the new ” see-saw” chandelier for Booo company at Rossana Orlandi gallery.
2013- Design Miami/Basel (Basel, SWIZERLAND)
Presentation of the new collection of Clock “Time is a Treasure” with BSL Gallery.
2013- Design Workshop (Syros, GREECE)
Lecture “service design, design for sustainability” in the `Design University.
2013- Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS)
Opening of our workshop, new work with yuta and concrete
2013- Design Miami (Miami, U.S.A)Presentation new pieces for “time is a treasure” collection with galleria BSL, and new work “Panta Rei” with Rossana Orlandi galleria.
2014- World design capital Cape Town 2014 (Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA)
invited to present some of his work as the featured Designer.
2014-Milan Furniture Fair (Milano, ITALY) Presentation of Cumulus collection , in Bagatti Valsecchi museum with Rossana Orlandi gallery ,and the new ” Fleting Clocks collection,” and Panta Rei at Rossana Orlandi gallery.
2104-Exemplary 150 years of MAk, (Viena, AUSTRIA)presentation inside of collective designers in “From Arts & Craft to Design” exhibition for the celebration of the 150 years of the museum..
2014- Exhibition at Groninger Museum (Groninger, THE NETHERLNADS) Solo exhibition of the work of Nacho Carbonell: inspiration, evolution and transience.
2014- Maison Hermes window Display (Ginza, Tokio, JAPAN) Design of the window display for the shop during november 2014/ january 2015 “Hatch up”
2015-Milan Furniture Fair (Milano, ITALY) Presentation with sunbrella Textiles, and the launch of the Book “The Rebus Natura” at Rossana Orlandi gallery.
2015- Design Miami/Basel (Basel, SWIZERLAND) Preciuw of the new collection for Carpenters Workhop Gallery- Design Miami/Basel
2015-PAD and Frezee London (London, UK) Solo exhibition all new collection “LIght Mesh” at Carpenters Workhop Gallery London.
2015- Design Miami (Miami, U.S.A)Presentation new pieces from “Light Mesh” collection with CWG,
2016-New Works Only CWG (Paris, France)Group Show with some Light Mesh pieces at Carpenters Workhop Gallery Paris.