Victor Monserrate has been very busy. I've been meaning to post his success with the "Ingenio"
a project that was completed as part of his studies during a double master's of Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College.
It's not often that a thesis is recognized by an international news agency like the BBC! Here is the link:
It's wonderful to see his innovative aesthetic combined with a lovely balance of practicality and compassionate vision.
Here is the link to his website: www.vmdesign.org
and from his bio on his site:
Victor Monserrate is an industrial designer, native to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Post graduating from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn,NY, he moved to Brazil and interned with design superstars, the Campana Brothers.
Upon his return to Puerto Rico, Victor established the VM design studio where he designs and fabricates the vast majority of his pieces. His Kanutos chairs have been featured on many websites including NotCot and Kanye West . His work has also been exhibited at the Pratt Show in NYC, BBC News, The L.A. Times,The Circa Art Fair in San Juan, and the Shanghai Contemporary Art Expo, WANTED/ ICFF in New York, and 100% Design London.
His work usually arises from the desire to tame a process or material. The result is a functional and modern cleanliness that refuses to forget it's tropical roots , even from foggy London where Victor has recently finished a double master's of Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College.
Congratulations Victor!! So proud of you!