Rodrigo Torres

Master in Product Design, 1999

Current role: Founder, Design by Rodrigo Torres

Bio

Rodrigo Torres is a Colombian-Italian designer who specializes in product design.

He graduated in Industrial Design from Bogota’s Jorge Tadeo University in 1998 and received his Master in Product Design from Domus Academy in 1999. Following his studies, he worked for five years at Stefano Giovannoni’s product and furniture design studio in Milan.

In 2004, he founded his own Milan studio, Design by Rodrigo Torres. His clients include major international companies such as Alessi (Italy), Poliform (Italy), Oras (Finland), Cassina IXC (Japan), Landscapeforms (USA), Nike (USA), Microsoft (USA / with MNML), Domodinamica (Italy), Potocco (Italy), Challenger (Colombia), and Zientte (Colombia), among others.

Rodrigo has won the Lapiz de Acero design award three times, the Red Dot Award twice, and the Good Design Award four times. His work has been highlighted in some of the most important design publications and exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and America.

He has served as a visiting professor and project leader in both the Master in Product Design and Master in Interaction Design courses at Domus Academy. He is also a visiting professor at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin. He has held workshops at universities and companies in Italy, Mexico, the United States, and Colombia.

Quotes

“Domus Academy played a fundamental role in my life and training as a designer.”

“Everything started from there. Domus opened my eyes to the world of design and all its possibilities, and it gave me incredible friends and teachers who have been extremely important to my professional success.”

“At Domus, I learned to think differently and to witness the key cultural, environmental, and economic role of design in the development and improvement of our world.”

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