Ephemeral Architecture & Industrial Designer
// DISCOVERING THE WORLD
Born in Madrid, in the early 80’s, as a boy full of dreams and with no idea on how to meet them. His childhood was like everyone else’s, a mixture of imagination and reality, listening to learn and speaking to be mistaken. After battling all the dragons, rescue all the princesses and defeat all the villains, he discovered a place where every thought, every decision, every action, is a great adventure: the real world; and he never imagined fantasy worlds again; finally, his dreams found a place to live in. I want to be an inventor! – He claimed, with one hand on his heart and the other one scribbling, oblivious to the life that awaited him. A life full ideas already thought of, already invented objects and man created needs.
|2002| Trained as a Visual Merchandising and Window Display in the Italian Company GAS.
|2006| Graduated in Ephemeral Architecture – Design College of Madrid.
|2011| Graduated in Industrial Design – Istituto Europeo di Design – IED MADRID.
He has over 8 years experience working for various design studios and agencies, where he has designed:
|01| Exhibitions for the National Library, Museum of the City Gallery, City Hall and The Reserve for National Parks.
|02| Fairs Stands for: Electrolux, Electronic Arts, 2K Games, RockStar Games and THQ.
|03| Windows Display, Corners and PLV for: Nokia, Vodafone, BlackBerry, Heineken, Motorola, Sony, Sega, Fnac, GAS, Pull&Bear.
José Hurtado Currently works as a product designer, working on their collections.
He also writes for the magazine ROOM like design critic. And collaborates with the Design College of Madrid teaching workshops about design methodology for the students.
|2009| “La Noche en Blanco” – Altamira Palace of Madrid – SPAIN
|2010| Madrid Pavilion EXPO 2010 Shanghai – CHINA
|2011| “Someone I met” – Valencia design Week – SPAIN
|2011| “A:Escala” – Altamira Palace of Madrid – SPAIN
|2012| “Homeless” – Milano Design Week, BRERA District – ITALY
|2009| SECOND SKIN – Jewelry Design – Paloma Canivet – MADRID
|2010| PLAY IN G – Design for Children – Amelia Thomas – MADRID
|2011| BEAUTIFUL BY NATURE – Food Design – Katja Gruijters – MADRID
|2011| GRAVITY – Furniture Design – Raw Edges Studio – Domaine of Boisbuchet, FRANCE
|2011| EARTH, GLASS AND FIRE – Clay&Ceramic Design – Fred Herbs, Lewis Olson & Max Lamb – Domaine of Boisbuchet, FRANCE