Curro Claret

Curro Claret studied industrial design at the Elisava Higher School of Design and at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Since the 1990s he works freelance designing furniture, lights, objects, products, interiors, happenings and services for businesses, institutions, foundations and exhibition venues, some of them with BD Barcelona Design, Camper, Formica, Metalarte, Zicla, Centre de Creation La Cuisine, Roca Barcelona Gallery, Arrels Fundació or Fundación San Martín de Porres.

He is an occasional design professor and workshop facilitator in different centres and countries. He has won numerous distinctions, such as the IED Design Awards 2018 for Best Project in Social Innovation, AD España Award for Best Designer of the Year 2015, Ciutat de Barcelona Award 2013 in the Design category, Best Recycled Product 2011 (European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisations), second prize, or the Design Against Poverty and Social Exclusion Prize 2010 awarded by the Ministry of Culture. Some of his works have been featured in different publications such as “Retrato imperfecto de Curro Claret” (Imperfect Portrait of Curro Claret) Oscar Guayabero and Ramón Úbeda (Gustavo Gili, 2014) or in “The Design Encyclopedia” by Mel Byars (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2004).

Some of his pieces are held in the collections of Barcelona’s Design Museum or the Jesuitenkirche (Lower Austria Contemporary).