Diego Fortunato founded his first design studio in 1995 in Barcelona, his London studio followed in 2011. The Argentinian-born designer’s lighting, urban furniture, rugs, upholstering, and limited edition objects reside between industrial design, sculpture and conceptual art. Deceptively simple, yet meticulously detailed, they show his constant search for concepts rather than merely shapes. He wants us to feel a story behind his work and sometimes his sense of humour and fantasy.
An accomplished designer, Diego has created long-lasting products for the market.
His timeless designs have become best-sellers over the years.
The Stone-Wool rug collection has been in the market for more than 18 years.
The Jazz lamp collection for over 15 years.
The SIT urban furniture collection for over 12 years.
The work of Diego Fortunato has confounded the descriptions of writers , viewers and critics alike for decades – only because his forms are so elemental and his apparent eschewing of the popular idiom current in design at the time he became visible.
Like many of the other more ‘original’ artists, Fortunato appears to find his influence well outside the idiomatic norm of the times. Upon the appearance of his first works in the popular ‘niche media’ of the time, it was immediately evident that it looked like nothing that had been done in recent memory.