Furniture and Context Course


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Ricard Ferrer and Ana Zueras 

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Introduction / Intermediate


€ 520


Dates may be modified and courses may be canceled depending on the evolution of the pandemic.

The Summer School course suggests an immersion through the approach to a specific model of production, the one of furniture’s editing, which includes from small editing companies founded by the same designers, in a self-production model, to consolidated companies, which are a referent in the sector’s avant-garde.

To understand the editing of furniture as a complete project that introduces a particular narrative in its definition, characteristic of the differential interests of a brand or manufacturer. In this development, the product is yet another element that must be coherent with the made speech, have the ability to go beyond the project to become a tool that communicates its own values and attributes and forms an existing catalogue.

Ricard Ferrer

He is an industrial designer and director/professor of the Master’s Degree in Furniture Design of the Elisava School. Once he finished his studies, he trained in the furniture’s sector with Carles Riart. In 1995 he worked as a freelance designer for companies of different sectors. In 1999 he founded Ricard Ferrer Barcelona, design studio in which he consolidates his initiated career.

Ana Zuera

Architect trained at the School of Barcelona (ETSAB UPC) and at the Polytechnic of Milan, she specialized in furniture design in Elisava. Since he finished his studies he has developed his professional skills in renowned architecture studies in Barcelona. He currently works at B720 Architects and combines his work in the studio with several personal projects.


Otto Canalda

He started out in the business from the kitchen of the industry. Once he finished his studies at ELISAVA he collaborated with the Department of New Product Development at BD Barcelona Design. Additionally, he developed projects for other renowned companies together with Ramon Úbeda.

Pablo Figuera

Pablo Figuera (Madrid, 1988) is a product designer from Elisava (Barcelona) and holds a postgraduate degree in Design Management from the UPC (Barcelona). He combines his professional activity with teaching.

In 2012, together with Álvaro Goula, he created the Goula / Figuera studio, from where they develop contemporary product design for companies and creative consultancy. In 2018 the studio presents GOFI, a publishing company that puts on the market a collection of furniture, lighting and accessories that is marketed worldwide.

The work of Goula / Figuera has been exhibited in cities such as Stockholm, Frankfurt, Madrid and Milan, and has been awarded, among others, the Delta de Oro, the Design Plus, the Injuve Award, the Red-AEDE Critics' Prize and the Lexus Design Award.

Angel Valiente

Angel Valiente is an industrial designer based in Barcelona working in the field of furniture, product and interior design. He holds a degree in industrial design engineering as well as postgraduate studies in concept product design and contemporary furniture design at the Elisava School of Design and Engineering of Barcelona, where he is currently teaching.
His projects are always focused on an awareness of function, understandable aesthetics, radical simplicity, and accurate attention to detail.