Born in Guatemala in 1980, Luis A. Arrivillaga studied Mechanical Engineer at Rafael Landivar University and graduated in 2005. Straight afterwards he moves to Milan Italy looking for new goals and achievements. He attends a Master in Product and Interior Design where he has the opportunity to collaborate with some prestigious brands as Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, Alias, Serralunga. Etc.
During the 2006 and 2008, he enrolled in different useful workshops as Hi-tec/ Low-tec for Microsoft, given by Matali Crasset, and Nutella given by Odoardo Fioravanti. At the end of his Master year, he participates in the exhibition called BestUp with the project ìCaos Calmoî, during the Milan Furniture Fair 2008.
In 2009 starts working in Flowserve and Lai Studio. Has the opportunity to do some research and development in different concepts, from Furniture and Object Designto Interiors and Architecture.
In 2010 he join Atelier Biagetti, developing for the studio different interior and industrial design projects. In the same year he won a position in the Workshop Universal Design For Seoul city in Korea, given by Julia Cassim; experience that gives him the chance of being in direct contact with a different approach for design issues.
At the beginning of 2011 he moves to London where he joins Nikid, Design Studio.
In april 2011 he won 1st. price with ìPUTIAî table for the MDFItalia+Cristalplant contest. Table that enter in the catalogue of 2012 presented at imm Koln 2012.
He now resides and work in Milano, and start collaborating with different studios and manufactures companies including MDF Italia, Made a mano, EX.T an at the same time continuing the collaboration with the designer Prospero Rasulo.
In april of 2012 he participate in the exhibition OUT NOW, at the ìMilan fuori salonì, and present different prototipe like the lamp ìMariuî and the stool ìChiummoî by Made a Mano.
Exhibition and Awards:
2013: Daal Gallery, Fuorisalone 2013
2013: Ex.t, Fuorisalone 2013
2012: Agape 12, Fuorisalone 2012
2012: OUT Now, Fuorisalone 2012
2012: Imm Salone di Colonia, Germania
2011: Super studio pi˘, 1st. price Cristalplant+MDF Italia design Contest, Milano Italia
2010: Design for all, World Design Capital, Seoul Corea
2008: Best-Up ìCaos Calmoî, Fabrica del vapore fuori salone Milano Italia
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