Gerardo Sandoval Osio
Monterrey, Nuevo León, México
1991

I believe in design as a tool of understanding, expression and communication of society, its context and culture; which has inspired my work as a product designer. The relationship between societies and their environment leads me to questions, from which I look for answers through objects.

I am interested in the work in different contexts and levels; concept, development and production, industry and crafts, small studios and corporations; I maintain an open position on the nature of the projects to develop in my individual practice of product design.
My work as a designer is based on the experience with crafts and semi-industrial products, from small workshops up to big producers, natural materials extracted by manual means or product of an industrial transformation.
I have curiosity and concern about how design penetrates society, its economy and its direction towards new futures.

My experiences in my daily and professional life have given me as a result a series of concepts and values that direct my work. Simplicity, appreciation for nature, empathy, sustainability, science and cultural value are some of the concepts that I keep rediscovering and at the same time are constantly nourished.

Exhibitions

2017

Abierto Mexicano de Diseño

Seki for SERIAL

CDMX, Mexico

Galería Mexicana de Diseño, “Milano in Messico”

Nomadic Life, Seki for SERIAL

CDMX, Mexico

Milan Design Week

Nomadic Life, Seki for SERIAL

Milan, Italy

2016

Tokyo Design Week 2016

Nomadic Life

Tokyo, Japan

2015

Design DECODE

BIO Bench

Monterrey, San Luis Potosi, CDMX

2014

Design DECODE

Water Fishing Net


Monterrey, Puebla, CDMX

Education

Kyoto Institute of Technology, JICA-CONACYT

Kyoto, Japan



“Modern Design and Traditional Craftsmanship”

January 2016 - November 2016

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Léon

Monterrey, Mexico

Facultad de Arquitectura, Bachelor in Industrial Design

2008 - 2013

Printed Media
Glocal
ChicHouse