Born in Gran Canaria in 1974, this artist and designer studied at some of the most prestigious colleges in Barcelona, the UK and Germany. In Germany, he worked as a conceptual designer in the design department of Mercedes-Benz, among other things. He started out as a freelance designer in 2001, undertaking all kinds of international projects in his studio, including products, furniture and interior design in a futuristic, minimalist and modernist style.
Ramon Esteve received his architectural degree from Madrid´s ETSA architecture School in 1990. He has realised a wide variety of architectural projects: industrial and office buildings, health centres, private houses, a university building, a hostel and a church. He also works on projects in industrial design, interior design, communication and teaches at Valencia´s ESA Architecture School.
Ramón Úbeda (Jaen, 1962) is - as Tusquets would say - an architect by training, a journalist by profession and a designer by vocation. He has been the editor-in-chief of De Diseño and Ardi magazines, has contributed to the most important national and international publications, has published numerous books and organised various exhibitions. At the same time, he has developed his broad professional activity as a designer, both graphic and industrial, working for companies such as Rapsel, Metalarte, ABR and Mosaics Martí, although he feels most comfortable in his role as an art director, working within companies. He began collaborating with Bd Barcelona in 1997 as a graphic artist and since 2001 he has also been responsible for all the furniture designs produced by the publishing house. He is also head of image and production at ArtQuitect, an adviser to Metalarte and has been collaborating with Camper since 2006. Furthermore, he has worked on multiple projects with some of today's world leading designers: Ross Lovegrove, the Campana brothers, Alfredo Häberli, Jaime Hayón and Konstantin Grcic.
Ramos Bassols are David Ramos and Jordi Bassols, both industrial designers. The studio started in 2004, after several years of experience in different fields such as urban furniture, tableware, lighting and office furniture. Based in Barcelona, Ramos Bassols offers a personal view on contemporary design, always searching for the balance between form, function and aesthetics. Products with clean lines, yet warm and attractive for the public.
Ricard Ferrer studied industrial design at Barcelona´s applied arts college and later at the Escuela Elisava, where he graduated in 1992. On leaving college, he gradually built up a credible portfolio as a freelance designer and consultant. He has created bathroom accessories for bathroom companies as Cosmic and Roca Sanitario and he has produced pieces for furniture company, Andreu World, Matias Guarro and Almerich´s and for the lighting specialist Metalarte.
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.
A creative team which carries out interior design projects, including furniture and lighting. This company is defined by its experience, elegance, dedication and professionalism.
Roger Arquer was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1975 and graduated also in Barcelona in 1998. A year after graduation, he moved to New York City to work as an industrial designer at various design studios. He moved to London in 2003 to earn an MA in Product Design at the Royal College of Art (RCA). While he was at RCA, he had the experience of working with Alfredo Haberli on an ad-hoc basis. He set up his own design practice in London after RCA in 2005, where he is still based. He has received many design awards, including the Opus Design Award, Coram Design Award, and Adi-Fad. He has exhibited his projects at Design Museum (London), British Council Design Exhibition (Milan), Royal College of Art (RCA), On/Off Design Experience (Korea), and Serpentine Gallery (London). He also teaches at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Camberwell College of Arts in London.
Roberto Celada (León, 1970), and Raquel Esteve (Valencia, 1975), industrial design graduates of the ESDI - CEU of Valencia, decided to combine their professional experience and establish rQr estudio, a creative space, which has its head office in Valencia. It offers solutions that are both aesthetic and functional. Their work is designed as a response to the needs of companies but also from an experimental point of view, developing projects that provide an outlet for personal concerns. In recent years, the studio has worked on projects for companies from different sectors such as furniture, bathrooms, childcare, jewellery and toys, as well as other projects within the public sector.