Ricard Vila studied at the Elisava School of Design. Before setting up his own studio in Igualada in 1999, he worked for Rucker, Manel Ybargüengoitia and Lievore, as well as Altherr and Molina. In 2001 he founded Calot Works S.L., specialising in interior design, commercial premises, restaurants and temporary installations. In 2008 he moved his studio to Espais del Rec, a former leather tannery dating back to the 18th century, a space he shared with various creative studios. A year later, he set up the firm Rec.0 which designs pop-up stores for radical selling. He is currently involved in product, furniture and interior design projects for brands such as DO + CE, Dd, TKT brainpower, Stilus, Criber, Alis-Mooa, Bandalux, Artesanía Catalunya, AB industries, as well as other projects in the development phase.