Bio


Kutarq studio focuses on spatial and product design. The office is led by Jordi López Aguiló, architect and designer who has collaborated with prestigious firms such as: JDS Architects (Copenhagen), Ibos et Vitart, Bruno Mader (Paris), and Eduard Bru Arquitectes (Barcelona). Since setting up his own studio in 2012, he has worked in various fields ranging from furniture and lighting to interior design and architecture. Each project is the result of a methodical process, in which material and formal research have a very important role. The final pieces are timeless, simple, innovative and above all are meant to meet user needs.
His work has been exhibited at internationally well know shows such as: Paris Maison & Objet, Ventura Lambrate - Milan Design Week, Tokio Design Week, Light + Building Frankfurt, Stockholm Furniture Fair, Ambiente Frankfurt, Paris Design Week, and Habitat Fair Valencia.


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


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