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The Salteño designer Francisco Gómez Paz does not stop to succeed in the world of art and design. This creative professional was born in Salta and lived in many places. His true story begins after obtaining the degree in Industrial Design at the National University of Córdoba, when he moved to Milan in 1998. Gomez Paz, master's degree in design from the Domus Academy in Milan, is recognized above all for the development of exotic and innovative luminaires.
Since opening its design office in Milan in 2004, he has developed products for leading design companies such as Artemide, Driade, Danese, Landscape Forms, Lensvelt, Luceplan, Olivetti and Sector, among others. Francis's approach to design is driven by his own thirst for knowledge. Curiosity, knowledge about technology and connection with materials derive from their creative process practical and highly experimental products.
His work has received several international awards. Among the awards he won throughout his career in Milan stands out the German Design Award (2018, for the Candela luminaire) and the Red Dot Award (2016, Mesh luminaire). He was also awarded with Alberto Meda the First Prize of the Index Award for the “Solar Bottle”. And it was even selected for the Collection of Studies of the MOMA. His last recognition was the Award for Innovation in Design by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano for the Hope Lamp, although he also won the prestigious Compasso d'Oro in 2011.
He currently works and lives in Milan, always leaving room for creativity and imagination . In addition, he is active in the fields of research and education. He has been a guest professor at Domus Academy since 2000 and lectures in Italy and abroad. His projects were exhibited at several international events and published by major design publications.
His last masterpiece was a chair developed entirely in Salta, his hometown. This is the first time that a piece produced and manufactured in the country has been finalist for this award. With this design he won the Compasso d'Oro Award, which is the equivalent of the Oscar for industrial design, since 1954 distinguishing excellence in design. In an industrial format and craftsmanship, the Eutopia chair was chosen by the Permanent Observatory of Design of ADI (Association for Industrial Design), composed of a committee of experts, designers, critics, historians and journalists.
Eutopia does not carry nails or screws. From four multilaminate planes that intersect in a robust socket, the joints have only glue. It is manufactured in series, with flexible technologies such as laser cutting , numerical control and 3D printing. It is made of Kiri wood, sturdy, sustainable and super light: weighs barely 1, 8 kilos and holds more than 100 kilos.
Francisco Gómez Paz obtains his best developments from experimentation and constant work. Throughout his career he became one of the most important industrial designers in the world. While he is enchanted by the cultural diversity he has to live in the old world, and does not stop learning from contacts with such a different society, he always returns to his native Salta. He does it for inspiration, or just to disconnect from the routine, but always comes back.
His little reflection on life and success, especially based on the latest winning design is that " e l world is made for conquer it, to be part of what everyone has. This project shows that today more than ever design is pure innovation.”
Publication Date: 08/04/2021
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