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100 Top Product Designer: Nacho Carbonell

Born in Spain, Nacho Carbonell is one of the most irreverent and innovative top product designers. Graduated from Valencia’s Cardenal Herrera CEU in 2003. In 2007, his graduation design projects Dream of Sand and Pump it up earned him Cum Laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Internationally known for his perceptible approach to sculpture, playing with texture, experimental techniques, and natural materials, One Hundred Edition delivers to you some of his most creative artworks form his lighting collection.


Balls Tree (155_2019)


Big Round Chandelier 1

“I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behavior. I want to create objects with my hands, then I can give them my personality. I turn them into communicative objects that can arouse one’s sensations and imagination. In short, what I want to create are objects with a fictional or fantasy element, that allow you to escape everyday life.”

Nacho Carbonell


Combi Cocoon 3 (102_2018)


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Growing Glass (145_2019)

As one of the best product designers in the world, Nacho Carbonell prefers to shape objects with his hands, communicating his personality. In 2009, he won the Designer of the Future prize by Design Miami/ Basel, as well as a nomination for Designer of the Year by the Design Museum, London. Living in Eindhoven since graduation, his conceptual and organic works reflects his own unique design.


Light Bronze Mesh (138_2019)


Long Cocoon Chandelier 3 (Blue)

His splendid artworks have attracted museums – the Groningen Museum in the Netherlands and the 2121 Museum in Japan – and immersive collaborations like with Galleria Rossana Orlandi, which represents his work in Milan, Italy.


Pointy Pyramides Bubble Concrete Base (132_2019)


Table Cocoon 12


Wall Lamp 2


Trono (112_2019)

His modern designs are made using locally sourced materials he finds near his design studio in Eindhoven. The product designer’s approach is unique, seeing objects as ‘living organisms’ that come alive and surprise you with their behavior. Nacho Carbonell describes his pieces as “communicative objects that arouse one’s feelings and imagination… that allows you to escape everyday life.”


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