Christian Vivanco is an industrial designer with 10 years of professional experience, working and being exhibited in cities like Milan, Barcelona, Paris, New York and Tokyo, among other design capitals. In 2009 he got selected by the English magazine Wallpaper as the first Latin American designer to join its Graduate Directory, an annual publication which sets out the most promising emerging young designers.
Currently he runs an industrial design studio focused on research projects around product, furniture, and lighting design, with a profile based on an anthropological approach and the study of the existing dialogues between product and society. Christian have worked together with companies like Hewlett Packard, Ofita and Roca in prospective researchs projects, and develop products for international companies focused on furniture design and lighting for home and office.
At the same time Christian have developed research projects on participatory processes in the development of handcrafts, together with craftman families and artisan communities in Mexico, which allowed him to find valuable information regarding the relevance of the material culture and cultural permaculture in them, and develop models of co-creation focused on the experience of the artisan producer.
Christian has maintained and strengthened a profile distinguished by his involvement in the Academy in the country, currently Director of the Department of Industrial Design and Product Development of CEDIM, (Monterrey, Mexico), working together with companies like Steelcase, Coca-Cola, Red Bull, Cemex and Whirlpool, among many others.
Under his direction, © CEDIM Industrial Design Department focuses on training designers with a high humanist sense, entrepreneurs and competitive internationally. Department graduates have a thinker and maker profile, focusing on the constant pursuit of design challenges, capable to take a flexible and adaptable approach to the circumstances and respond to complex design problems.
Download Christian Curriculum Vitae here.