Salvador Fàbregas

Coordinator fo the Tools, Materials and Techniques Area of the Undergraduate Degree in Design

Owner of Salva Fàbregas Estudio.
Master’s Degree in Design and Communication awarded by ELISAVA and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Bachelor of Arts in Design Top Up by the Winchester School of Art, Southampton University.
Graduated in Industrial Design at Escola Llotja.
Technical specialist in Mechanics by Salle.

As a product designer owning a studio, he has specialized in urban projects and basing on a work of sustainable design that considers the life cycle of the product, manufacturing processes and materials. He has combined, from the beginning of his career, the profession of design with teaching and drawing as its own language.

He has been distinguished throughout his career with several awards and selections, such as the Delta de Plata 2009 and the Nomination to Designpreis Deutschland 2011 | Rat für Formgebun (German Design Council) with the TRES tree, piece available in the permanent collection of the Museu del Disseny of Barcelona HUB; or the Premi Catalunya d’Ecodisseny in 2011 and 2015. His Releu recycled plastic bin was chosen for the urban endowments of the Provincial Council of Barcelona in 2011. He is also the author of the signage system for the Parks, Beaches and Bicivia lanes adopted by the Metropolitan Area of ​​Barcelona (AMB, by its initials in Spanish), and more recently, in 2017, the Antivolabossa device has been selected by the UN Environment as an innovative solution to prevent plastic waste in the Mediterranean. In the field of teaching has been distinguished with the Premio a la Calidad del Profesorado in the first edition, in 2015.

He is coauthor, together with Dr. Javier Peña, of the book Grafeno: un material para un cambio de paradigma, published in 2017.

His line of research is focused on drawing as a means to understand and its use as a tool of creative processes and conceptualization of ideas in design. He participates in numerous visual thinking workshops and in the constant dissemination of the drawing. He teaches this subject, as a collaborating professor, in the Master in Set Design, in the Postgraduate in Design of Network Applications and Services and in the Postgraduate in Product Development. Present as a disseminator at numerous events and workshops such as the Coding Desigual of the Elisava Innovation Lab 2015, Workshop around the exhibition “Tapas, Spanish Design For Food” of the HUB Barcelona 2017, workshop and presentation at the Jux 2018 days of the Open University of Catalonia, between others.