When designing, what superpower would you like to have?
The one of unlearning what was learned.
Which of your designs would you choose to survive a zombie attack?
If you could go to dinner with a designer, who would you go with?
With Kawakubo King.
Would you rather travel to the future or to the past?
To the future. Always.
In what influential period of design would you like to have been born?
There has been no better time than the current one.
¿How would you describe yourself in 3 adjectives?
Unconscious, risky, mediterranean.
If you were to write a book, what name would you give it?
Non-design is always better than bad design.
If you could learn to do something new, what would you choose?
Learn to learn.
What is the last book you’ve read?
Sociétés, services et utilités de Pierre-Damien Huyghe.
What could we find in your trash can?
Nothing, I just returned from a trip and changed the bag before leaving.
What is the best memory of your childhood?
The smell of the sea.
What is the rarest object in your room?
We have just moved so we only have a closet and a bed.
What is your favorite conversation topic?
If you could stay your whole life with the same age, what would it be?
The one I have right now.
What do you value more in the design of a furniture wheel?
The elegance of its sound when rolling.
What if you had to design an object to put wheels what would it be?
Anything that would eliminate the car from our lives; It is the worst object that the human being has ever designed.
Born in a small fisherman´s village of Málaga, he originally studied interior design in Barcelona before graduating in December 2014 from Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Madrid with a Master´s degree in experimental design and conceptual thinking directed by Katharina Mischer & Thomas Traxler.
Jorge cultivates a dissident approach to the contemporary notion of design; he audits heterodox ideas in order to generate new opportunities for different companies, institutions or organizations which often manifest in new materials, objects, written pieces, one-off commissions or architectural experiences.
In 2015 he founded Oficina Penadés, an office based in Madrid for experimental ideas.
His work has been internationally legitimized by different museums, galleries and design venues including Vitra Design Museum (Weil am Rhein), National Museum Design (Stockholm), Museu del Disseny (Barcelona), The Aram Gallery (London), Villa Noailles (Hyères), Rossana Orlandi (Milan), Machado-Muñoz (Madrid) or at London, Milan, Stockholm, Lima, Berlin, Madrid, Prague, Bratislava, Zagreb, Lodz and Dutch Design Week.
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