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.
SELECTED AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
2016 Milán - “Círculos” Salone Satellite
2016 México - Silla Mexicana, Museo Franz Mayer
2015 México – “Level” por Cooperativa Panorámica, Galería Angulo Cero, Zona Maco Diseño
2015 Paris – “Mono” Cooperativa Panorámica, Maison & Objet
2014 Madrid – “Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño” Central de Diseño
2014 Monterrey – “Regional” Nave Generadores, Centro de las Artes Nuevo León
2014 México – “De Ida y Vuelta” Centro Nacional de las Artes
2014 Guadalajara – Finalista Concurso Dimueble
2014 Nueva York – “Trigger” NYCxDESIGN
2014 México – “MX Sillas” Museo Mexicano de Diseño
2013 México – “Artesano entre Artistas” Museo de Arte Popular
2013 Nueva York – “Materiality” por Cooperativa Panorámica, ICFF
2013 México - “Diseñador Emergente del Año” Casa Viva Magazine
2013 México – “Service Trolley” Zona Maco Diseño, Ediciones Jalapa
2012 México – “Podium Deco” Design Week Mexico
2012 México – “Sultanas” Zona Maco Diseño, Galería ADN
2011 México – “Fábrica Mexicana” Museo de Arte Moderno
2011 Kyoto – “Diseño Moderno y Artesanía Contemporánea” JICA
2010 México - “Identidad y Dialogo de Diseño en México” Galería ADN
2010 Guadalajara – Finalista Concurso Dimueble
2010 México – Finalista Concurso Dupont Corian MUMEDI
2010 México – Finalista Concurso “Innovarte” Tupperware Brands MX