RAIKO VALLADARES it engages in various product design development such as furniture, home electric appliances, daily necessities by approach to introduce the essence of things into by clear formative expression. A lot of winning like ONDi Award, Fiart award, etc.
1987 Born in Havana Prefecture Cuba
1999 Graduated from Higher Institute of Design (ISDi) in Havana
2009 – 20015 Worked as a designer at Ton Haas Industrial Design (THID), where he specialized in experimental furniture and product design for professional and household use. This experience inspired Valladares’s own focus on sophisticated furniture designs and trained him in the areas of 3D printing, injection molded plastics, and monoblock technology.
2009 – 20015 Worked as a professor of new technologies at ISDI, focusing primarily on 3D printing.
2015 Established his own studio-workshop in Havana. His aim is to help invigorate the design community in Cuba, using available materials and processes to cultivate a fresh Cuban design language. As of this writing, standout projects include Link and Vibra (both 2015). The former is a conceptual artwork featuring a two-headed sombrero; made in collaboration with Cuban designer José Antonio Villa Sené, Link reflects on the notion of connectivity and data transference. Vibra, meanwhile, is a series of three chairs inspired by Cuban music, also made with Villa Sené. As Valladares notes, “Vibra is a visual translation of sound into three-dimensional shapes.” The series is made in Havana of a ubiquitous nylon cord that is woven around metal frames. Vibra was exhibited during the XII Bienal de La Habana at the Cuban Art Factory in Havana and at the Havana International Fair in 2015.
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