Jose aguilar

José López-Aguilar

PhD Candidate

Jose F López-Aguilar is a designer passionate about ecology, materials and storytelling. He studied engineering in Industrial Design at the ELISAVA School (2003-2006) and Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences at the UAB (2008-2010).

He is currently doing his PhD thesis on Materials Science at the UPC, in collaboration with ELISAVA Research and the UNESCO Chair on "Life Cycle and Climate Change on the experiential properties of recycled plastics". He is a professor of the ELISAVA school and other design schools and responsible for the "Cuaderno eco" section of the Arquitectura y Diseño magazine of RBA since 2014. Co-author of the book "Mater in progress, nuevos materiales, nueva industria" (2008 / ed FAD) and of a book chapter of "Selección de materiales en el proceso de diseño" by Javier Peña (2009 / ed CGP). He is founder and creative director of the OiKo Design Office specialized in research, conceptualization and development of solutions that foster the transition toward a circular economy and the common good. Taking materials as the main axis, the ecosystem and the emotional experience work so that companies, institutions and users participate in the evolution towards a more sustainable and more effective society. He has won the Stylepark Award'19, the Red Dot Award '18, the Green Product Award '18, selected at the Delta '18 Awards and awarded at the Ibero-American Design Biennial'18, mention in the Premi de Catalunya de Ecodisseny '15 and the medalla ADi '12 with projects related to design for recycling and design from recycling in which matter is the protagonist, is either in the form of waste or material.