Cross Cultural Collaboration - Alvaro Catalán de Ocón
Alvaro Catalán de Ocón trained in product design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. In 2004 he started up his own studio in Barcelona where he designed the LA FLACA lamp, winner of the Design Plus Award (Frankfurt) and nominated to the DELTA Awards in Barcelona. In 2009 he moved his studio to Madrid where he also teaches at the Istituto Europeo di Design and is a member of DIMAD Executive Board. He won Best Product Designer of the year in the IED Awards 2019, and was a finalist in the Dezeen Awards 2019 for the best Design Studio. His work is part of the design collections at Centre George Pompidou and Centre National des Arts Plastiques in Paris, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, M+ West Kowloon Museum in Hong Kong and the Denver Art Museum.