Photograph by Mark Cocksedge
I’m an artist & designer of Argentine & Japanese heritage based in London. I trained in Architecture and Fine Art, and work in those areas as well as products, interiors, writing and teaching. My work has been exhibited in London, Paris, New York, Milan, Rome, Eindhoven, Minneapolis, Portland, Kortrijk, Tel Aviv, Veszprem, Mumbai, Vienna & Glasgow, is held in the collections of the Design Museum, the Sir John Soane's Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Abet Museum, & the Architectural Association, and has been published widely. The atelier has completed, and ongoing projects both internationally (Europe, the US, S America, the Middle East, East Asia) and in the UK. I have lectured at the RIBA, Harvard GSD, UC Berkeley, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Cardiff University, Innsbruck University, the Casa dell'Architettura Rome, the BSR, and the Biennale Interieur, amongst others, have taught courses at several universities as well as having been Studio Master at Central St Martins in London, am co-director of Saturated Space at the AA (an influential research group on colour in Urbanism and Architecture), and have been a judge for the Dezeen and FRAME awards, amongst others.
FX Product Designer of the Year Award 2019
One of Icon Magazine's "100 talents of 2018-19"
Blueprint Award for Best Small Project 2018
Progress 1000, one of the Evening Standard's "most Influential Londoners of 2018"
Elle Decor Italia "New Talent for 2018"
Metropolis Magazine "New Talent" 2017
One of the Observer's four "Rising Stars" of 2017
L'Uomo Vogue Italia "Design Star" 2016
Architecture Foundation “New Architect” 2016
UK Rome Prize for Architecture 2014-15
Blueprint Award for Design Innovation 2014
Design Museum Designer In Residence 2013-14
AA Prize 2007
RIBA Bronze Commendation 2005madol overnight
I bring equal parts pleasure, colour, and joy, as well as critical consideration, reflection and depth to everything I am lucky enough to be involved in.
My designs are always approachable, usually adorable, often cheeky, and take inspiration from a passionate & lifelong exploration of form, colour and ornament as a political-aesthetic project, with my objects, artwork, spaces & installations invariably being embodiments of the diasporic, fluid & roaming cultures that surrounded me as I grew up, and which continue to fascinate & inspire me to this day.
I am open to unsolicited (paid) commissions, please email me with your proposal.