Bio


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 and design firms in Paris and Copenhagen, he finished his master in Barcelona and decided to finally settle down in his home town Valencia where he's been leading his own studio since 2012.
His work has been exhibited internationally, including at Paris Design Week, Milan Design Week, Frankfurt Light & Building and the Stockholm Furniture Fair.


Awards


2006 - First prize at Valencia Crea Competition, Spain
2008 - Finalist entry in Arquine Bicentenary Tower Competition, México (working with JDS)
2008 - First Prize at Kalvebod Brygge Waterfront Competition, Copenhagen (working with JDS)
2008 - First Prize at Two Seasons Hotel Competition, Norway (working with JDS)
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 Controlarte Design Awards, Spain
2009 - Honourable Mention in Ideas’ Competition: Dehesa park, Soria - Spain (in collaboration with Andre Vivas)
2012 - 'Just Fold It' Selected for Red Dot Young Professionals Awards
2012 - Award in Geometry Research, Mikser Festival, Serbia. Konstantin Grcic head of the jury
2012 - First prize at Mago Urban Street Furniture Contest, organized by O-cults Barcelona, Spain
2012 - Elle Decoration International Design Talent Award by Cappellini
2012 - First prize at Urban Square Microarchitecture Competition, Spain
2013 - First prize ArchChallenge Nayada International Competition, Russia
2015 - 'Circles' wall lamp Red Dot Young Professionals Awards Nominee
2015 - 'Gradient' Selected for ICFF Studio, New York
2015 - 'Carved' Silver Award at K-Design Awards 2015, Korea
2016 - 'Pong' German Design Awards Nominee, 2016
2017 - 'Circles' Archiproducts Design Awards ADA 2017, Winner


Exhibitions


09.2011 - Debut collection exhibited at Nude, Habitat Furniture Fair Valencia, Spain
02.2012 - Stand at Designboom Mart , Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair, Sweden
05.2012 - Exhibition at Mikser Festival 2012 Belgrade, Serbia
11.2012 - Presentation of winner project for Urban Square Microarchitecture Competition at Galeria H20 Barcelona, Spain
04.2013 - Presentation of the 'Circles' lamp prototype at Ventura Lambrate Light Space Deposito, Milan Design Week
11.2013 - Exhibition at Portobello, Le Marais, Paris Design Week
01.2014 - Exhibition at "Objets de Noël, Noël en objet" - Sélestat, France
02.2014 - Exhibition at Valencia Design Week Mercado de Tapinería, Spain
03.2014 - Presentation of the ‘Circles’ lighting collection for Millelumen at Frankfurt Light And Building
04.2014 - Presentation of the ‘Collar' lamp at Milan Design Week, Brera Design District
09.2014 - Presentation of the ‘Pong' mirror for Eno Studio at Maison&Objet Paris
03.2016 - Presentation of the ‘Shield’ lighting collection for Millelumen at Frankfurt Light And Building
04.2016 - Presentation of the 'Starfish' cardholder for HAY at La Pelota, Milan Design Week


Lectures


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