Innovation Design Engineering
Despite having the fourteenth strongest economy in the world, 85 46% of Mexicans live below the national poverty line. ‘Nido’
explores how small-scale production systems can activate local
economies, enable social mobility and improve quality of life.
With indoor winter temperatures of 10°C and no central heating systems, houses in the north of Mexico are in need of thermal management systems. The social enterprise developed uses local industrial waste as the source material for creating a novel modular insulating product that can be easily installed by homeowners. The manufacturing method is simple and linked to the education system, providing paid working opportunities that encourage youths to stay in school.
Product Design, BA, Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, 2008
Freelance product designer, London, 2011-12; Product designer, Studio Aisslinger, Berlin, Germany, 2008-2011; Internship, Eckedesign, Berlin, Germany, 2007
Paradise, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2012; IDE: Past, Present and Future, Imperial College London, London, 2012; GoGlobal, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, 2011; WT Awards Exhibition 2011, Palazzo Isimardi, Milan, Italy, 2010
Mexican National Council for Science and Technology Scholarship, 2012; First p, Design for Quality of Life, WT Awards for Technological Innovation, Well-Tech Milan, 2010