Rodrigo Bravo

Designer - Director , Bravo

Industrial designer, director and founder of the Chilean design studio bravo! Most of his designs stand out because of the conceptual input he integrates to every single object, together with his own vision on techniques, materials and the idea of territoriality in the field of design define a methodology and approach for each design project. In the area of product design, has moved in various fields, such as watchmaking, lighting and domestic products. Some of them with production outside of Chile, such as Mexico, Switzerland and China. Some of his work is distributed and represented by important design galleries, such as MATTER (NYC, USA) Mint Gallery (London, UK), Bensimon (Paris, France) and Matter of Stuff (London, UK), República Austral (Laussane, Switzerland), Boon Room (Paris, France) among others. Important design focused stores such as La Rinascente (Milan, Italy), Paul Smith (UK), Frama (Copenhagen, Denmark) and Decimal. (Mexico) offer some of his products and collections. His work has also been selected and exhibited in the main exhibitions and contemporary design shows, such as Spazio Rossana Orlandi (Milan), DesignJunction (London), Stockholm Furniture Fair (Stockholm), Salone del Mobile (Milan), WantedDesign York), Chamber Gallery (New York), IberoAmerican Biennial of Design / BID (Madrid) and Praxis Gallery (Buenos Aires), Galería Mponoambiente (Buenos Aires), Sight Unseen OFFSITE (New York), QTS (Buenos Aires), Nomad Venice (Venice), MATTER (New York) among others. Rodrigo has won awards and honors in: New Designers Award, Elle Decor. (London, England 2013), 1st Place "Young International Designer". Architect & Interiors India Aces of Space Design Awards. (Mombay, India, 2012), Selection Award Avonni (Santiago, Chile, 2013), Selection Seal Excellence, Design Area CNCA (Santiago, Chile, 2014), Innovation Award in Design. FIIS / MASISA (Santiago, Chile, 2014) It has been published in important publishers and editions such as Wallpaper, T Mag, Monocle, Sight Unseen, Icon Magazine, Elle DecoLab, Damn and Elle Decoration, and main international newspaper as Le Monde and New York Times. In addition to his work in the area of product design, objects and furniture, he is the founder of Area, an editorial unit dedicated to the experimental development of arts, architecture, design and music, curator of the Area / SOUNDHALL section as well. Founder of Ediciones Mármol and creative director of Revista Mármol. Teacher since 2007 and professor of Local Design Workshop at Diego Portales University Design School since 2012.