Álvaro Díaz Hernández is a young award-winning interior and furniture designer from Madrid, Spain. Used to create spaces and develope interior design projects, he finds true concern for small scale. The combination of his passions becomes objectified in his work, where aesthetics, proportions, materials and shapes meet bringing a genuine furniture pieces seeking to reveal it´s essence.
After presenting his first furniture collection in the Milan Design Week 2016, he soon begins to make himself known with his recognizable pieces, appearing in several publications and being awarded by various international organizations such as the "DMY Design Festival" 2016 together with the IKEA foundation "in Berlin, the" East Design Show 2017 "in Shanghai or the "IFFS" in Singapore.


Today, Álvaro works with variety of established brands and clients, and his work has been exhibited internationally at some of the most relevant design fairs, with special mention to Milan Design Week, Berlin, Shanghai and the Stockholm Furniture Fair.

Álvaro Díaz Hernández es un joven diseñador de interiores graduado por la Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid y apasionado por el diseño de mobiliario. Actualmente ejerce de interiorista y acostumbrado a desarrollar proyectos de media y gran escala que abarca la arquitectura, encuentra verdadera inquietud por la pequeña escala, lo táctil y cotidiano, diseñando productos y mobiliario que le nacen de dentro y siente necesidad de materializar físicamente.

 

Tras presentar su primera colección de mobiliario auxiliar “The wire Collection” en la semana del diseño de Milán 2016, pronto comienza a darse a conocer con sus reconocibles piezas, apareciendo en diversas publicaciones y siendo premiado por diversas organizaciones internacionales como el “DMY Design Festival 2016 junto con la fundación IKEA” en Berlin, el “East Design Show 2017” en Shanghai o la “IFFS” próximamente en Singapur.

 

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

April 2018 / Currently - Interior & Furniture designer at Jaime Beriestain Studio

(Barcelona, Spain)

https://beriestain.com/

March 2016 / Currently - Freelance Interior & Furniture designer at Álvaro Díaz Hernández 

(Madrid, Spain)

https://www.alvarodiazhernandez.com/

June 2015 / April 2018 - Interior Designer at Digar Kiona - Interior Design studio

(Madrid, Spain)

June 2016 / January 2018 - Freelance contributor at Reformmia - Architecture studio

(Madrid, Spain)

http://www.reformmia.com/

January / June 2014 - Internship at Vicens y Ramos - Architecture studio

(Madrid, Spain)

http://www.vicens-ramos.com/es/

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

2015 Qualification: Technician of Art and Design in Furniture Design (One year)

Level: Advanced Vocational Training in Art and Design

Escuela de Arte Número 10, Madrid Spain

2014 Qualification: University Degree in Interior Design (Four years)

Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid, Spain

EXHIBITIONS

2018 / MAY/ GRAZ, AUSTRIA "Selected 2018 - Out of the frame" Design Monat Graz

2018 / MARCH/ SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE "Design Star" International Furniture Fair Singapore 2018 IFFS/AFS

2018 / FEBRUARY / MADRID, SPAIN "Exhibition New Designers Awards - Neo 2 by Sancal" at Centro Cultural Galileo in Madrid during the                                                   first edition of "Madrid Design Festival 2018"

2018 / FEBRUARY / STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN "Greenhouse" Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair 2018

2017 / SEPTEMBER / SHANGHAI, CHINA "EAST Design Show" 40th China International Furniture Fair

2017 / APRIL / MILAN, ITALY "20th SaloneSatellite" Salone del Mobile Milano

2016 / JUNE / BERLIN, GERMANY "DMY Berlin 2016" International Design Festival

2016 / APRIL / MILAN, ITALY "Ventura Lambrate 2016" Fuorisalone

AWARDS & HONOURS

2018 /  NDA - NEW DESIGNERS AWARDS - NEO2 X SANCAL / LINK + LINK

Winner in product design category.

2018 /  DESIGN STAR - INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR SINGAPORE 2018 / LINK

Selected as a "Design Star" supported by the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2018 IFFS/AFS to exhibit my designs.

2017 / YOUTH COLLECTION - EAST DESIGN SHOW WITHIN CHINA FURNITURE FAIR 2017 / LINK

Selected by the "East Design Show" committee to exhibit in Shanghai.

I have been chosen by the "East Design Show" committee to exhibit my two selected designs "Knit lamp" and "Ice lamp" in the Youth Collection section within the 40th China International Furniture Fair from 11th-14th September in Shanghai, China.

2016 / NEW TALENT 2016 / LINK

Selected by the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin & Ikea Stiftung

The jury has decided upon the winners of the New Talent Competition 2016. Out of some 200 applications, the 25 winners of a free exhibition space on this year´s festival were selected. I have been chosen by DMY Berlin and the IKEA STIFTUNG for the New Talent Competition 2016, which is about winning one of 25 free-of-charge exhibition spots. National and international participants submitted current prototypes, close-to-production products, the latest design trends, innovations, experiments and processes. I presnted the "wire collection" a conceptual furniture design collection inspired by the line next 2-5 June in DMY International Design Festival in Berlin.

2016 / INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 2015 / LINK

Top 50 Jury Selection: Linea Storage system designed by Álvaro Díaz

2015 / INTERNATIONAL A´DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION 2014-2015 / BRONZE AWARD / LINK

A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Winners 

Add Magazine Holder designed by Álvaro Díaz Hernández 

2015 / INTERNATIONAL A´DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION 2014-2015 / BRONZE AWARD / LINK

A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Award Winners 

Linea storage system designed by Álvaro Díaz Hernández 

2015 / PÚBLICO DESIGN FEST / FINAL PROJECT DEGREE - MATADERO MADRID / LINK / LINK

2015 / NYOVA (Design is to be alive) / LINK

Two finalist furniture design proposals will be part of the Nyova Collection

"Aire" chair design; Butaca Aire

"On" Magazine Holder design; Accesorio revistero On

2014 / COLLABORATIVE PROJECT WINNER. ARTISTIC INSTALLATION DESIGN PROPOSAL  

e/s/d Madrid Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid

Alvaro Diaz Hernandez
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