Ariel Rojo //// Design Studio is a firm committed to improving the quality of life through design solutions. Conscience, responsibility and good humor are some of the key ingredients in their proposals. Faithful to one of Albert Einstein´s ideas: “If you expect different results, don’t do the same thing over and over again” Ariel Rojo is always after the way his designs are received taking a smile from the user or inspiring him in a deep thought.
A period of his professional education was done at UNAM, however he started to work at a very young age, when 17 he was designing mother boards for the oil platforms among other electronic fields. At 21 he was part of the winning team for the remodeling project for the Zocalo in Mexico City, one of the three biggest squares in the world, receiving an individual mention for the design of the urban furniture design by him for this competition. These two experiences, in different scales, have influenced Ariel Rojo´s work to be both multistage and multidisciplinary.
Today Ariel Rojo Design Studio is an international design firm with clients in Mexico, Europe, USA and the middle East. His projects have gone beyond the frontiers and have been awarded and exhibited in a myriad of specialized competitions, websites, books and magazines, from the design store at MoMA N.Y. to the Design Olympics 2010 in South Korea.
Kikkerland Design partnered with Ariel Rojo, Gava Design Mexico, UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) and a group of ambitious students to create products using the Kikkerland aesthetic and a cultural reference the students were familiar with. Five student works were chosen to be produced.
Fossil Erasers - Gilberto Gonzalez
Gator Grator - Sarahi Delgado
Luchador Bottle Openers - Andres Lhima
Tree Friendly Pencils - Andrea Roman
Skull Corkscrew - Stephanie Suarez