Guatemala-born, Luis Alberto Arrivillaga studied in Milan where he is now based after having worked in Seoul and in London.
Since 2008 he has collaborated with Centro Stile Alfa Romeo, Studio Lai, Flowserve, Atelier Biagetti, Universal Design, Nikid Design, Prospero Rasulo, MDF Italia, Made a Mano.
Cristalplant offered me the chance to solve the function through organic forms. The main feature of the piece, the continuity between the two materials, creates not only a structural bond, but also a material and chromatic one beside defining the aesthetics of the piece. Conceptually I brought into the project the principles of Universal Design.
There are many people who fail to see the forms through the eyes, simply just for distraction or for an overload of stimuli. For this reason, using the language of surfaces I tried to create a beauty that can be read by touch. The various adjustments and changes that have been necessary during the engineering and manufacturing process have not changed the essence of the concept.
The greatest reference in this project is this quote by Enzo Mari: “Create projects not for men as they are, but for men as they should hopefully be”.
Certainly I am interested in working with natural materials that do not become a bur- den on the environment. For this reason I am very interested in glass.