Jorge Diego Etienne

 

Jorge Diego Etienne (Tampico, 1983) is a highly motivated Industrial Designer from Mexico with a global perspective on design with a local feel. A thirst for experiencing design at many levels and through alternative perspectives propelled his studies at renown design schools like Central Saint Martins in London, Domus Academy in Milan, and Parsons the New School for Design in New York. Jorge Diego has workshoped with companies like Alessi, Whirlpool, Vitra, Cemex and ICSID’s Interdesign and in 2008 interned at Amasterdam’s Feiz Design Studio, where he participated in projects for companies like Nokia and Herman Miller. Jorge Diego graduated with a BS in Industrial Design from the Tec de Monterrey in 2009.

His studio in Monterrey, Mexico specializes in product design, furniture design and strategic consultancy for companies in Mexico and abroad. His products bring design into daily routines, combining cultural factors and technology, creating memorable experiences for every user. In just one year, Jorge Diego developed a variety of projects for companies like Tupperware Brands Mexico, created furniture for the design gallery ADN in Mexico City, and commercialized his self-produced “Choose your Bullets” a pen holder sold in design stores around the world.

Designaholic.mx is a blog about “his design addiction” where he shares his experience and views on design, art, and architecture. As a blogger, Jorge Diego has visited international Fairs like the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Orgatec in Cologne, and the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Designaholic is a place where Mexican design is shown, promoted and encouraged. Jorge Diego has also collaborated with blogs like Inhabitat.com, and Mexican design magazines like La Tempestad and Glocal, as lectured at schools like the Tec de Monterrey and events like the TocToc Nights.

You can follow Jorge Diego on twitter @_designaholic

Jorge Diego Etienne
Bunaco Creates Striking Eco-Friendly Housewares From Strips of Beechwood

Bunaco Creates Striking Eco-Friendly Housewares From Strips of Beechwood

Japanese brand Bunaco uses environmentally friendly techniques to produce finely designed home products from ribbons of beechwood. Founded in 1956 in the Aomori region of Japan, Bunaco uses an

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See-Saw Uses Salvaged Japanese Wood to Create Fun Modern Furnishings

See-Saw Uses Salvaged Japanese Wood to Create Fun Modern Furnishings

Furniture label See-Saw reclaims discarded wood and uses it to create colorful, joyful, and appealing furnishings. They recently released their first collection at DESIGNTIDE Tokyo, where they

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Sustainable Products at Tokyo Design Week Bring Aid to Regions Affected By the Earthquake

Sustainable Products at Tokyo Design Week Bring Aid to Regions Affected By the Earthquake

The well-crafted space where Tohoku for the Future presented the products developed in the region. The invited visitors to walk around and discover these collaborations between artisans and

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Tolerance by Daisuke Kitagawa Gives New Life to Everyday Objects

Tolerance by Daisuke Kitagawa Gives New Life to Everyday Objects

Japanese designer Daisuke Kitagawa presented a collection of objetcts titled “Tolerance” during a recent edition of DESIGNTIDE Tokyo. Using common everyday objects, Daisuke altered the wares

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The Best Green Designs from DESIGNTIDE Tokyo 2011!

The Best Green Designs from DESIGNTIDE Tokyo 2011!

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Kaikado: Classic Japanese Tea Caddies Made to Last Over a Century

For more than 130 years, Kaikado has been producing hand-made Japanese tea caddies designed to last for generations. Last week we visited Kaikado’s shop in Kyoto, where Takahiro Yagi, the 6th

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Masiosare Studio Creates Fun and Functional Green Products

Masiosare Studio Creates Fun and Functional Green Products

Three young designers working under the name Masiosare Studio are creating green products that mix humor and Mexican identity with a cradle-to-cradle design approach. Their Ms line is comprised

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Mexico’s Le Porc-Shop Turns Drab Recycled Materials into Dynamic Furniture

Mexico’s Le Porc-Shop Turns Drab Recycled Materials into Dynamic Furniture

Founded in 2008 by Paula Silva-Ruvalcaba and Rodrigo Vázquez Guerrero, Le Porc-Shop has burst into the Mexican design scene with objects that have a unique and powerful identity, and link to

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360° Fly-in is a Panoramic Bird Feeder for the Avifauna Enthusiast

360° Fly-in is a Panoramic Bird Feeder for the Avifauna Enthusiast

360° Fly-in is a cleverly crafted bird feeder made from organic materials, and does no harm to trees on which it is installed. Created by Mexican design consultancy NOS -- best known for their

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Hiyoshiya Creates Modern Lamps Modeled After Traditional Japanese Umbrellas

Hiyoshiya Creates Modern Lamps Modeled After Traditional Japanese Umbrellas

About 10 years ago, with the demand for traditional Japanese umbrella decreasing dramatically, Kotaro decided to get involved in his wife’s family business in order to help it survive. He took

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Fábrica Social Helps Indigenous Mexican Women Preserve & Promote Their Crafts

Fábrica Social Helps Indigenous Mexican Women Preserve & Promote Their Crafts

Fábrica Social (social factory) is a Mexican non-profit NGO focused on promoting creative and economic liberty for female textile artisans through the development of sustainable co-ops.

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Design Collective Suhab Works With Mexican Artisans to Promote Sustainable Living

Design Collective Suhab Works With Mexican Artisans to Promote Sustainable Living

Suhab’s broad range of eco-products are helping users shift easily towards sustainable habits through smart and sexy products with minimum environmental impact. The Mexican brand describes

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Plywood Office’s Multi-Use Hammy Hammock Is a Cozy Spot to Spend the Day

Plywood Office’s Multi-Use Hammy Hammock Is a Cozy Spot to Spend the Day

During this year's ICFF, Plywood Office presented Hammy, an outdoor hammock, bench and planter, built together in one sleek piece of outdoor furniture. Set as part of the spectacular Model

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Perhacs Studio Unveils Brilliant Flat Pack Pendant Lamps During NY Design Week

Perhacs Studio's new pendant lamp prototypes can be mixed and matched with each other to create a remarkable array of shades. The exterior of each lamp maintains a cardboard aesthetic, while the

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Black + Blum Heats Up ICFF With Their Hot-Pot BBQ Disguised as a Planter

Black + Blum Heats Up ICFF With Their Hot-Pot BBQ Disguised as a Planter

Black + Blum creates functional products that charm and entertain through their design. The Hot-Pot BBQ is no exception - its friendly looks and small size make it a perfect option for small

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Mexican Designers and Artisans Bring Innovation to the Pottery Tradition of Oaxaca

Mexican Designers and Artisans Bring Innovation to the Pottery Tradition of Oaxaca

A group of designers are teaming up with artisans from the Oaxaca region of Mexico to host a program that will provide training, collaboration, promotion and fair commercialization of their

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BRC Designs Unveils ‘Interweb Chair’ Made From 1,100 Feet of Coaxial Cable

BRC Designs Unveils ‘Interweb Chair’ Made From 1,100 Feet of Coaxial Cable

BRC Designs just sent us their latest project -- the Interweb Chair -- which features a woven web-like seat made from 1,100 feet of coaxial cables found in an abandoned warehouse. The white

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Reskate Transforms Old Skateboards Into Amazing Artwork

Reskate Transforms Old Skateboards Into Amazing Artwork

The Reskate project rescues abandoned skateboards and transforms them into beautiful works of art that will make you want to skate again. The project was launched by a group of artists who

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Pirwi: Sustainable Designs Made in Mexico Make an Appearance at Milan Design Week

Pirwi: Sustainable Designs Made in Mexico Make an Appearance at Milan Design Week

The collection is comprised of designs from main players of Mexico’s design scene, as well as young emerging talents. Godoy and Castro are no strangers to the Milan Furniture Fair, in recent

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Piet Hein Eek Reclaims Old Beams to Create Rustic Yet Modern Designs

Piet Hein Eek Reclaims Old Beams to Create Rustic Yet Modern Designs

Piet Hein Eek’s body of work has been dedicated at large to re-using materials like wood to create unique designs. During this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, he showcased his studio's new

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BarberOsgerby’s Tip Ton Chair for Vitra is 100% Recyclable and Economical

BarberOsgerby’s Tip Ton Chair for Vitra is 100% Recyclable and Economical

Tip Ton is a chair designed by London’s BarberOsgerby for Vitra that converges sustainability and ergonomics into a new chair typology. Presented at the Milan Furniture Fair, this simple

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Designtree’s Salvage Stool Combines Recycled Aluminum with Discarded Wooden Legs

Designtree’s Salvage Stool Combines Recycled Aluminum with Discarded Wooden Legs

Designer Tim Wigmore from New Zealand’s designtree is presenting an intelligent way to use discarded materials and industrial off-cuts in combination with 100% recycled aluminum during this

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Michael Cornelissen’s Brilliant Bowls Made From Colored Pencils

Michael Cornelissen’s Brilliant Bowls Made From Colored Pencils

Dutch designer Michael Cornelissen has created a beautiful new use for classic hexagonal pencils by arranging them into brilliantly-hued bowls. The pencils are held by a central connector

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Monacca’s Sustainable Wood Calculator Multiplies Green Factor at ICFF

Monacca’s Sustainable Wood Calculator Multiplies Green Factor at ICFF

In a world filled with plastic, designer Takumi Shimamura of Monacca differentiates his handmade calculators by using beautiful, sustainably harvested wood. We spotted the sleek computation

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Whirlpool’s Green Eco System Kitchen Debuts in Milan

Whirlpool’s Green Eco System Kitchen Debuts in Milan

This year’s edition of the Eurocucina kitchen showcase at Milan Design Week was painted green by Whirlpool’s GreenKitchen eco-system prototype. Featuring an impressive level of

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Paper Pulp Task Lamp is Biodegradable and Compostable

Paper Pulp Task Lamp is Biodegradable and Compostable

We've been eager to check out designers Claesson Koivisto Rune and Wästberg's new “Paper Task Light”  and are happy to report that we were able to see it in person at Superstudio Piu

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David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

New Zeland-based David Trubridge's “Icarus” installation at Milan Design Week puts a well-known story into modern context. This year, Trubridge addressed the environmental impact of

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Milan 2010: Fuori Salone Goes Green During Milan Design Week

Milan 2010: Fuori Salone Goes Green During Milan Design Week

In Zona Tortona’s Superstudio Piu, the Brazil-based Campana brothers came together with the Cosentino group to showcase their Ecosentino material. An ideal substitute for natural or fake

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Milan Designersblock: Modern Design with Tradition in Mind

Milan Designersblock: Modern Design with Tradition in Mind

The first thing that catches your eye as soon as you enter the space is Assembly Room’s furniture pieces made from eco-friendly materials. The AR line includes a two and three-seater sofa that

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Well Tech Awards Showcase Green Innovation at Milan Design Week

Well Tech Awards Showcase Green Innovation at Milan Design Week

Well-Tech’s mission is to support the creation of innovative projects through planning, research, and promotion. The wide range of designs include electric cars, new materials, renewable

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