Raul de la Cerda
Raúl de la Cerda (1988) is an interdisciplinary designer whose work has been exhibited at the most important fairs in the world, such as the Salone del Mobile and the Salone Satellite in Milan, The London Design Festival, Dutch Design Week, Tokyo Biennale, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Zona Maco, Design Week Mexico, among others.
Named in 2015 as “One of The World’s Hottest New Talents in Design” by Wallpaper Magazine and in 2019, he became the first Latin American named “World Youth Designer” by Guangzhou Design Week in China.
His work has been published in magazines such as Dezeen, Dweel, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Frame, Domus, The Architect’s Newspaper, Forbes, Monocle, among others. And he has collaborated with major national and international brands such as Starbucks, Louis Vuitton, Gray Goose, Audi, Bombay Sapphire, among others.
He trained as a designer in Mexico, Paris and Madrid, seeking to have his own conception of design, generate new proposals of products and spaces, always starting from a concept without forgetting its identity, its context and the essence of each project.
In his work, he returns to the origin of the materials he uses the most: wood, stone and metal. It does not hide its designs under indirect layers, but reduces them to their essence.
His inspiration is life, continuous curiosity about things, travel, art, his family, the people around him, his country; Mexico, his history and passion and the desire to have to do different things.