Christian Vivanco

(San Luis Potosi, Mexico, 1983). 

Christian Vivanco is a designer stablished in Mexico City, focused on projects with a profile based on an anthropological approach and the study of the existing dialogues between product and society. His practice is divided in four main fields:

Industry. Christian is currently in charge of the Design department at Industrias Ideal, a 92 years old Mexican company focused in fixed commercial seating (cinema, theaters, colleges, churches, stadiums, etc.), being responsible of the strategy and design of products sold in 14 countries, mostly Mexico, United States, Canada and South America.

Society. Christian have developed research projects on collaborative processes in the development of handcrafts, together with craftsman families and artisan communities in north and south of Mexico for more than 6 years.

Consumer goods. Christian works together with several companies in México, Spain and South America developing products like furniture, accessories and lighting. His work has been exhibited in cities like Milan, London, Barcelona, Paris, New York and Tokyo, among other design capitals. In 2009 got selected by Wallpaper as the first Latin American designer to join its Graduate Directory, which sets out the most promising emerging young designers.

Academy. Christian has maintained and strengthened a profile distinguished by his involvement in the Academy of the country; for three years (2013-2016) he oversaw the Department of Industrial Design and Product Development of CEDIM, Mexico’s premier design and innovation school. Previously Christian taught in several universities in México.

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 Photo: Najhmi Hernandez Cartagena

Photo: Najhmi Hernandez Cartagena

Christian Vivanco is a designer established in Mexico City, focused on projects with a profile based on an anthropological approach and the study of the existing dialogues between product and society. His practice is divided in five main fields:

Industry. Christian is currently in charge of the Design department at Industrias Ideal, a 92 years old Mexican company focused in fixed commercial seating, being responsible of the strategy and design of products sold in 14 countries.

Consumer goods. Christian works together with several companies in México, Spain and South America developing furniture, accessories and lighting. His work has been exhibited in cities like Milan, London, Barcelona, Paris, New York and Tokyo. In 2009 got selected by Wallpaper as the first Latin American designer to join its Graduate Directory. 

Concept Design. From the beginning of his professional work, Christian is distinguished by a capacity to produce unique design concepts, characterized by an authentic approach and focused on the experience of use, based on the understanding of emotions, memories and cognitive biases. 

Society. Christian have developed research projects on collaborative processes in the development of handcrafts, together with craftsman families and artisan communities in north and south of Mexico for more than 6 years. 

Academy. Christian has maintained and strengthened a profile distinguished by his involvement in the Academy of the country; for three years (2013-2016) he oversaw the Department of Industrial Design and Product Development of CEDIM, Mexico’s premier design and innovation school. Previously Christian taught in several universities in México.