Hector Diego

Hector DiegoValencia, Spain

Héctor Diego founded his own studio in 2001 in Valencia. Since then, he has designed for such well-known companies as Toyota, Perobell, De la Oliva, Koo International, Viccarbe, Novum, Kendo, LZF lamps and Miele, among others.

Héctor Diego has taken part in many group exhibitions in and outside Spain, and his work has been exhibited recently in such cities as Tokyo, New York, Frankfurt and Paris. In 2010, his Plane bench, manufactured by DelaOliva, received the prestigious Good Design award in the furniture category, given by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design; the Bench will form part of the museum’s permanent collection. In 2011, Diego received another Good Design award given by the same institution for his Highback Noon sofas produced by Koo International, while Plane won a Delta prize, given by Barcelona-based organisation FAD (Fostering Arts and Design).

"In all my projects, I strive to achieve harmony and balance. For me, there’s more to design than a beautifully pared-down object. It needs to fulful its purpose efficiently, while the user needs to relate to it and be able to derive pleasure from it. Design needs to respond to contemporary society’s most pressing needs.

I believe in designs that are long-lasting, that don’t have the uniform look of passing fashions, and which are developed as part of a cohesive vision and strategy."

Hector Diego
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Hector DiegoValencia, Spain

Héctor Diego founded his own studio in 2001 in Valencia. Since then, he has designed for such well-known companies as Toyota, Perobell, De la Oliva, Koo International, Viccarbe, Novum, Kendo, LZF lamps and Miele, among others.

Héctor Diego has taken part in many group exhibitions in and outside Spain, and his work has been exhibited recently in such cities as Tokyo, New York, Frankfurt and Paris. In 2010, his Plane bench, manufactured by DelaOliva, received the prestigious Good Design award in the furniture category, given by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design; the Bench will form part of the museum’s permanent collection. In 2011, Diego received another Good Design award given by the same institution for his Highback Noon sofas produced by Koo International, while Plane won a Delta prize, given by Barcelona-based organisation FAD (Fostering Arts and Design).

"In all my projects, I strive to achieve harmony and balance. For me, there’s more to design than a beautifully pared-down object. It needs to fulful its purpose efficiently, while the user needs to relate to it and be able to derive pleasure from it. Design needs to respond to contemporary society’s most pressing needs.

I believe in designs that are long-lasting, that don’t have the uniform look of passing fashions, and which are developed as part of a cohesive vision and strategy."

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