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Madrid-based practice founded by Spanish designer Jorge Penadés in 2015. The office cultivates an heterodox attitude towards the contemporary notion of design which often manifests in new materials, objects, installations, one-off commissions, exhibitions or architectural experiences.

His work has been shown at different museums, galleries and design venues including Vitra Design Museum (GER), National Museum Design (SE), Museo Nacional de las Artes Decorativas (SP), Villa Noailles (FR) or The Aram Gallery (UK).

Past awards include the ICON Volkswagen Design Award 2018 or the AD Nuevo Talento Campari 2017 among others. He regularly teaches at Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Madrid and run workshops at international institutions like the Domaine de Boisbuchet.

Jorge is represented by The Future Perfect in New York, Rossana Orlandi in Milan and Machado-Muñoz in Madrid where in January 2018 opened Poli-Piel: his first solo show.

His work is included in the permanent collection of the Vitra Design Museum.

Awards
2018: Winner - ICON Volkswagen Award 2018. ICON Magazine (SP)2017: Winner - AD Nuevo Talento Campari. Architectural Digest Magazine (SP)2017: Nominated - AD Design Award. Architectural Digest Magazine (GER)2016: Nominated - Make me! Award. Lodz Design Festival (PL)2015: Winner - Diploma Selection Award. Designblok (CZ) 2015: Nominated - DMY Berlin Design Festival Award (GER)2014: Nominated - Audi Design Talent Award (SP)
Exhibitions
2019
Sep - London Design Festival: Brompton Design District (UK)May - NYC x Design: Errata, Books Do Clutter a Room (US)May - The Future Perfect: The Chair (US)Apr - Salone del Mobile: BD Barcelona (IT)Mar - Collectible Fair: Vitrine (BEL) Feb - Madrid Design Festival: Extraperlo (SP) Feb - Madrid Design Festival: BD Barcelona (SP)Feb - Zona Maco: Galería Arbequina (MX)
2018
Oct - Colloredo Mansfeld Palace: Manifesto (CZ)Sep - London Design Festival: PlasticScene (UK) Sep - London Design Festival: Why Materials Matter (UK)May - Palazzo Morosini Gatterburg: Design After Darwin (IT) May - Concéntico: Logroño´s International Architecture and Design Festival (SP)May - Architect@work: Future Woods Earth & Mars (SP)May - Zagreb Design Week: Contemporary/Timeless (HR)Apr - Molto Molto Fuori: Casabanchel (SP)Apr - Madrid Design Festival: Bench a day for MINI (SP)Jan - Casa Camper: Scan (SP)Jan - Heimtextil: The Future is Urban (GER) Jan - Machado-Muñoz: Poli-Piel (SP)
2017
Nov - Lima Design Week: España es Diseño (PE)Sep - London Design Festival: Remake (UK)Jun - Bratislava Design Week: Zoya gallery (SK)May - Dada Studios: WIP DEMO (SP) May - BB Construmat: Materials Visions (SP)Apr - Milan Design Week: Rossana Orlandi (IT)Apr - Milan Design Week: Capitalism is over (IT)Feb - ARCO Madrid: Machado-Muñoz (SP)
2016
Nov - Matadero: Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño (SP)Nov - Museu del Disseny: Rehogar 8 (SP)Oct - Designblok: Open Studio (CZ)Oct - Centrocentro: Do it yourself (SP)Oct - Lodz Design Festival: Make me! (PL)Sep - London Design Festival: Mint gallery (UK)Jun - Vitra Design Museum: Schaudepot Lab (GER)Jun - Roca Gallery Lisboa: What´s next? (PT)Apr - Villa Noailles: 31e Festival International de Mode (FR)Apr - Milan Design Week: Rossana OrlandI (IT)Feb - Stockholm Design Week: Ornsbergsauktionen (SE)Jan - Pittimmagine: Materiality (IT)
2015
Oct - Designblok: Diploma Selection (CZ)Sep - London Design Festival: Mint gallery (UK) Sep - National Museum Design: Domestic Futures (SE)Jul - The Aram Gallery: Extra Ordinary (UK)Jun -DMY Berlin Design Festival: New Talents (GER)Apr - Milan Design Week: Ventura Lambrate (IT)Mar - Disseny Hub Barcelona: What´s next? (SP)Feb - Centrocentro: Recursos Humanos (SP)
2014
Dec - Istituto Europeo di Design: Graduation show (SP)Jun - Museo Lope de Vega: Audi Design Talent Award (SP)Apr - Milan Design Week: Temporary Museum for New Design (IT)Feb - Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas: Diálogo entre dos épocas (SP)
Academia
2018-2019
Visiting lecturer: MA Product Design - Istituto Europeo di Design (IED). Madrid, SP
2017-2018
Graduation project director: BA Home Design - Istituto Europeo di Design (IED). Madrid, SPVisiting lecturer: MA Product Design - Istituto Europeo di Design (IED). Madrid, SP
Talks & Workshops
2019
Jul - Workshop: International Waters. Made Labs (IT)Jun - Talk: An anti-Bobó design practice. Escola Massana (SP)May - Panel discussion: Pratt Institute (USA)May - Panel discussion: ICFF Talks (USA)Feb - Panel discussion: Design Loves Journalism. Madrid Design Festival (SP)Feb - Workshop: Verblist. Universidad Europea de Madrid (SP)
2018
Aug - Talk: Riesgo, inconsciencia y algo de conocimiento. Club Pollença (SP)Aug - Symposium: Deposium (SK)Jul - Workshop: Learning from the wrong places. Domaine de Boisbuchet (FR)Mar - Talk: Diss-ign. Tenerife Design Festival (SP)Feb - Workshop: Bench a day. Madrid Design Festival. (SP)Feb - Workshop: Hands Thinking. Madrid Design Festival (SP)Feb - Panel discussion: De la pieza única a la edición. Madrid Design Festival (SP)Jan - Talk: Structural Skin. Casa Camper. (SP) Jan - Talk: Structural Skin. Heimtextil. (GER)
2017
Sep - Panel discussion: Circular Design. London Design Festival (UK)Sep - Talk: Structural Skin. MINI Hub (SP)Jun - Talk: Bratislava Design Week (SK)May - Talk + Workshop: Understanding Design (SP)
Bibliography
2018
Why Materials Matter: Responsible Design for a Better World. Prestel Publishing (GER)Radical Matter: Rethinking Materials for a Sustainable Future. Thames & Hudson (UK)Insiders & Company: The New Artisans of Interior Design. Gestalten (GER)
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