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
Saved by Droog is the name of this year's show, referencing the second life that these 5139 products will have after a creative re-interpretation. The revivers include Erick Larenbeek, Atelier
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