Designer of Victor Margolin's Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
Designer of Victor Margolin's Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 for his lifetime body of work dedicated to design education.
The award was presented at the Learn x Design 2015 conference in Chicago, being hosted by DESIGN-ED at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in cooperation with the Design Research Society and CUMULUS.
The constant introspection to define ourselves.
Done in collaboration with designer Cecilia Gomez, this glass tree is an interpretation of her design thesis project done at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
“The Mexican Tree of Life is one of the most central Mexican folk symbols. It signifies the fusion of ‘original’ customs and foreign elements that have shaped and continue to influence Mexican cultural identity. In a simple, graphic way, it embodies the power of life, origins, and roots on the psyche.” Cecilia Gomez Lauria (2011).
The Tree of Culture is an interpretation of the constant introspection to define the individual as one entity; a single culture, profession, tradition, belief, etc.
In this piece, individual colors merge to represent different aspects of our lives, creating a more complex infinite individual, yet enriched by multiple experiences, behaviors, attitudes, values, and emotions.
The concept of this collection is to represent the natural flow of hot glass. Showing the strength of this fragile material and the inherent nature of the material when it co-exists with the environment.
The concept is based on the disclosure of the hot glass natural flow, and to tell a story behind common objects, such as glassware that it can be more than a functional object