Leading KUTARQ studio, architect and designer Jordi López Aguiló designs lighting, objects and furniture with a unique and pragmatic perspective. Each project involves a methodical process that emphasizes both material and research. With the constant challenge of revealing the "soul" behind his objects, he offers their users not just an aesthetic piece but rather a design with personality and a life of its own. After spending time abroad collaborating with prestigious architecture firms in Paris and Copenhagen, he settled down in his home town Valencia where he's been leading his own studio since 2012. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at Milan Design Week, Frankfurt Light & Building, Neocon Chicago, Tokyo Design Week, Stockholm Furniture Fair and Paris Maison & Objet.

AWARDS

2017 ‘Just Fold It’ acoustic desk screen Winner at Interior Design Magazine - Best of Year, USA
2017 'Circles' floor lamp Winner at Archiproducts Design Awards - ADA
2016 'Pong mirror' German Design Awards Nominee
2015 'Carved' Silver Award at K-Design Awards, Korea
2015 'Gradient' Selected for ICFF Studio, New York
2015 'Circles' wall lamp Red Dot Young Professionals Awards Nominee
2013 First prize ArchChallenge Nayada International Competition, Russia
2012 First prize at Urban Square Microarchitecture Competition, Spain
2012 Elle Decoration International Design Talent Award by Cappellini
2012 First prize at Mago Urban Street Furniture Contest, Spain
2012 Award in Geometry Research, Mikser Festival, Serbia, with Konstantin Grcic as head of jury
2012 'Just Fold It' Selected for Red Dot Young Professionals Awards
2009 Honourable Mention in Ideas’ Competition: Dehesa park, Soria - Spain (in collaboration with Andre Vivas)
2008 First prize at Controlarte Design Awards, Spain
2008 Honourable Mention in Ideas’ Competition: Plaça de Silla Public Square, Spain (in collaboration with Angela Cardiel, Nacho Marí, Walter Balducchi and Patricia Santos)
2008 First Prize at Two Seasons Hotel Competition, Norway (working with JDS)
2008 First Prize at Kalvebod Brygge Waterfront Competition, Copenhagen (working with JDS)
2008 Finalist entry in Arquine Bicentenary Tower Competition, México (working with JDS)
2006 First prize at Valencia Crea Competition, Spain

LECTURES

10.2014 - Spanish Design Seminar - Tokyo Designers Week - Organized by ICEX at the Spanish Embassy in Roppongi, Tokyo

EXHIBITIONS

10.2018 'Sp!n' spinning top for h concept launched at Koncent Kuramae, Tokyo
09.2018 'Cane' keyring for HAY selected by MoMA Design Store, New York
03.2018 'Hover' suspension lamp for millelumen launched at Frankfurt Light & Building
09.2017 'Starfish' cardholder for HAY selected by Boutique du Centre Pompidou, Paris
06.2017 'Just Fold It' acoustic desk screen for Filzfelt x Knoll launched at Neocon Chicago
04.2016 'Starfish' cardholder for HAY launched at La Pelota, Milan Design Week
03.2016 ‘Shield’ lighting collection for millelumen launched at Frankfurt Light & Building
09.2014 ‘Pong' mirror for Eno Studio launched at Maison&Objet Paris
04.2014 ‘Collar' lamp presented at Milan Design Week, Brera Design District
03.2014 ‘Circles’ lighting collection for millelumen launched at Frankfurt Light & Building
02.2014 Valencia Design Week Mercado de Tapinería, Spain
01.2014 "Objets de Noël, Noël en objet" - Sélestat, France
11.2013 Exhibition at Paris Design Week, Portobello Paris, Le Marais
04.2013 'Circles' lamp prototype presented at Ventura Lambrate Light Space Deposito, Milan Design Week
11.2012 Presentation of winner project for Urban Square Microarchitecture Competition at Galeria H20 Barcelona, Spain
05.2012 Mikser Festival 2012 Belgrade, Serbia
02.2012 Designboom Mart , Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair, Sweden
09.2011 Debut collection exhibited at Nude, Habitat Furniture Fair Valencia, Spain