Jorge Diego Etienne (Tampico, 1983) is a highly motivated Industrial Designer from Mexico with a global perspective on design. He has experienced design at many levels and through alternative perspectives with studies at renown design schools like Central Saint Martins in London, Domus Academy in Milan, and Parsons the New School for Design in New York. Jorge Diego has workshoped with companies like Alessi, Whirlpool, Vitra, Cemex and ICSID's Interdesign and in 2008 interned at Amasterdam's Feiz Design Studio, where he worked on projects for companies like Nokia and Herman Miller. Jorge Diego graduated with a BS in Industrial Design from the Tec de Monterrey in 2009.
In 2011 he participated in the exchange program ''Modern Design and Traditional Craftsmanship'' organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Kyoto, Japan where he researched and experimented with the intersection of cultural objects with contemporary products.
His studio in Monterrey, Mexico specializes in product design, furniture design and strategic consultancy for companies in Mexico and abroad. His products bring design into daily routines, combining cultural factors and technology, creating memorable experiences for every user. Jorge Diego has developed a variety of projects for companies like Tupperware Brands Mexico, created furniture for the design galleries ADN and Ediciones Jalapa in Mexico City, and commercialized self-produced objects sold in design stores around the world. The studio handles the creative direction of office furniture company Ofimodul and stainless steel products Acixs.
Jorge Diego's work has been featured at important design exhibitions such as "Fabrica Mexicana" at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM) in Mexico City, contemporary Art/Design fair Zona Maco and has been widely published around the world. He teaches at Monterrey's CEDIM and is a frequent guest lecturer at other design schools in Mexico.
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SELECTED AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
"Nuevo Diseño en México" exhitibion and sale at Palacio de Hierro Department Stores in Mexico City
"Objeto Trasciende" ITESM alumni exhibition at Paseo San Pedro in Monterrey
"Objeto Glocal Deco" exhibition during Design Week Mexico
"Service Furniture" exhibition at Ediciones Jalapa in Mexico City
"Sultanas" Galería ADN at Zona Maco Contemporary Art & Design fair in Mexico City
October 2011 - February 2012
"Fabrica Mexicana" Contemporary Industrial Design Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art (MAM) in Mexico City
"Cantera" Mexican Design Exhibition at CENTRO in Mexico City
January 2011 - November 2011
JICA fellowship "Modern Design and Traditional Craftsmanship" recipient at the Kyoto Institute of Technology
Identity and Dialogue of Design in Mexico exhibition at ADN Gallery during Mexico City's Design Week
Local Talent exhibition curated by Toc Toc at Cedim's Monterrey Design Week
Dupont Corian Design Contest Finalist + Exhibition at the Mexican Design Museum MUMEDI in Mexico City
Dimueble Furniture Design Contest Finalist & Exhibition at Guadalajara International Furniture Fair
Special Design Prize by Tupperware Brands Mexico
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