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1985

Experienced Design & Prototyping Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the arts, design and production industries.

Skilled in linking innovative concepts with real-world potential.

Strong operations management professional with a MA focused on Design Products from the London Royal College of Art. 

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CV

2019 - 2021 : Design  manager, (current) at GiRiNZU, Paris, France.

2018 - 2019 : Design & Prototyping manager, (18 months) at StationF - TECHSHOP ALM, Paris, France.

2017 - 2018 : FabLab deployment manager, (12 months) at StationF - TECHSHOP ALM, Paris, France.

2016 - 2017 : Dream consultant [innovative project coach] (12 months) at TECHSHOP ALM, Paris, France.
 

2012 - 2015 : Design & Fabrication manager, (38 months) BEGUM STUDIO, London UK.

2010 - 2012 : Design & Fabrication assistant, (14 months) PIERRIC VERGER DESIGN, London, UK.

2010 - 2021 : Freelance Designer London, UK ; Paris, France.

2009 - 2010 : Design Consultant, (6 months) at MARIO HERNANDEZ MAROQUINERA, Bogota, Colombia.

2007 : Photography internship, (3 months) GEORGES ROUSSE. Paris, France.

2006 : Architecture internship, (6 months) AGENCE MASKARADE. Montreuil, France.

 

Work Concept

Pierre Ospina is a passionate spirit bound to create objects for people to live and evolve with. He looks at his designer's practice as a contemporary medium of creation, applicable to many innovative fields of the 21st century. Bouncing between poles, Art and Design, Craft and Industry, Creativity and Technique, Pierre Ospina's work explores relationships ; amongst humans and objects, materials and tools, and behaviours in environments. 


Small Bio

Pierre Ospina was born in 1985 from French and Colombian parents. He went from drawing on school tables to street art and then chose artists as tutors to overlook his studies in Design Products. He was particularly influenced by Phillippe Mayaux and Konrad Loder at ESAD (Reims, France DNAP 2008) and by Gabriel Klasmer at the Royal College of Art for his MA in 2010 (London, United Kingdom). After 5 years in his East London studio, Pierre Ospina is now based in Paris.


Influences

"We shape our tools, and our tools shape us." Marshall Mac Luhan

" Le sujet c’est pas l’objet, c’est l’homme." Charlotte Perriand.

Marcel Duchamp, Joseph Beuys, Nils Udo, Jean Prouvé, Jean Baudrillard, Buckminster Fuller, James Turrell to name a few.

And matter as materials to play with and learn from !

Selected Clients

Aerial Coboticus

Ben Jordan Design

British european design group

Distant Relatives

Gauthier SOHO

Identicar

Joyeuse SA

Manufacture de Sèvres

Mario Hernandez SA

Mondo Collection

Parfums Christion Dior

Pièces-Jointes SA

Rana Begum

Spoon SA

StationF

TechShop

The Southbank Centre

TH Manufacture

Waldraud

Exhibitions and conferences

100%Design

September 2015, London Design Festival, UK 
Fundraising event in collaboration with Article25 

www.100percentdesign.co.uk, www.article-25.org
 

Paris Design Week now! le Off
September 2015,  Paris, France
Emerging Talents show 

www.maison-objet.com

China Design Week
November 2014, China
Lectures Tour

www.chinaexhibition.com

Maison & Objet
January 2014, Paris, France
www.maison-objet.com

China Design Week
October 2013, China
Lectures Tour, Beijing, Hainan, Fuhzou

www.chinaexhibition.com

Maison & Objet
January 2013, Paris, France
www.maison-objet.com

IMM Cologne
January 2013, Koln, Germany
www.imm-cologne.com

Dwell On Design
June 2012, LA, USA

www.dwell.com

BOFFO Show House
June 2012, NYC, USA

www.boffo-ny.org

International Contemporary Furniture Fair
May 2012, NYC, USA

www.icff.com, www.bedg.org

TENT LONDON
September 2011, London, UK

www.tentlondon.co.uk

International Contemporary Furniture Fair
May 2011, NYC, USA

www.icff.com, www.bedg.org

Salone del Mobile - RCA Intent
April 2011, Milano, Italia

www.rcaintent.com, www.cosmit.it

Islington Art and Design Fair
October 2010, London, UK

www.candidarts.com

Pavilion of Art and Design
October 2010, London, UK

www.pad-london.com

Inonectima, Poetic Design Cafe
September 2010, London, UK

www.inonectima.com

Tendences
August 2010, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition, Germany

www.bedg.org, www.messefrankfurt.com

ByOtherDesigners at The Hackney Wicked festival
July - August 2010, The Peanut Factory, London, UK

www.byotherdesigners.com

RCA Platform 8 Design Products Graduation Show
June 2010 , London, UK

 www.rca.ac.uk

alone del Mobile, Hotel RCA
April 2010, Milano, Italy

 www.hotelrca.com

'Attention Span' Evening Performance with Platform 8
March 2010, Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin, Germany. 

www.designproductsrca.com

Designer's Days
June 2009, Galerie de la Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, Paris

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