About

My work is trying to explore the relation between local identity and contemporary design by experimenting both with traditional crafts and with modern manufacturing techniques, in order to create simple objects that serve as a background for our everyday life.

The relationship with daily objects is dual: the objects we surround ourselves with shape our lives and in turn we shape them through interaction and use. My design process is a constant (re)search into materiality, function, aesthetics and culture and into a story that enriches user experience and brings meaning to the object.

 

My aim is to create thoughtful design objects that respond to human emotions and needs in everyday life, objects that in this way acquire and pass on stories of their owners and of their use.

 

I work and live in Bucharest.

Process

Designer’s tools
sketching
model making
prototyping
testing ideas

Materials

understanding texture

colour

tactility

structure

character

Crafts & technology
Strongly related to the materials’ characteristics
They give shape to ideas and materials
through skill and technique

Exhibitions

2017
Understanding design at Urban Eye Festival, Bucharest, Romania
Honest Goods Collection

2017
Threads of Tradition. A contemporary response to Romanian Crafts, Madrid, Spain and Viena, Austria
Chamotte, Flip trays, Honest Goods Collection

2017
Romanian Design Week, Bucharest, Romania
Honest Goods collection

2017
Salone Satellite – 20 years of new creativity, Milan, Italy
Tre.foil, Bring us together

2016
London Design Festival, London, United Kingdom
Honest Goods collection

2016
Zain Design Expressions, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Copper mirrors

2016
Romanian Design Week, Bucharest, Romania
Flip trays

2015
Romanian Design Week, Bucharest, Romania
Chamotte, You’ve got flowers!

2014
Romanian Design Week, Bucharest, Romania
Bring us together table

2014
Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy
Tre. foil, Bring us together, Chamotte

2014
Wood&Wool exhibition at Vienna Design Week and Stockholm Design Week – Romanian Design Week pop-up exhibition in Vienna and Stockholm
Tre.foil stool

2013
Romanian Design Week, Bucharest, Romania
Tre.foil

2012
Romanian Architecture Biennale
Tre.foil

Awards

 

2014
Salone Satellite Award
Chamotte – Honourable Mention

 

2012
Bucharest Architecture Biennale
Tre.foil – Nominated at the “Interior architecture, product design and scenography” category