Photograph by Mark Cocksedge
I’m an artist & designer of Argentine, Japanese and Israeli 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, Veszprem, 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, and have taught courses at several universities as well as having been Studio Master at Central St Martins in London, and am co-director of Saturated Space at the AA.
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 2005
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.
In my work I explore the relationship between memory, imagination, history and communication at multiple scales, always with a critical eye towards the way in which sensual architectural form, in a dialogue with the past and the future, can communicate complex issues through eloquent and expressive shapes, colours, and environments. My multicultural background, and personal connection with queerness, are a big influence on what I do, and are always fused with a keen interest in broader universal themes. I've laid out an approach to the relationship between form and the conveyance of content, which simultaneously draws on new technologies and mediums, whilst anchoring itself firmly in the wealth of past traditions; a dialogue between progress and positivity, memory and loss, the ephemeral and fashionable and the eternal and immutable, which is vital to the production of designs that accurately reflect our contemporary condition.
I am open to unsolicited (paid) commissions, please email me with your proposal.