Biography

Cristián Mohaded is an Argentine artist and designer born in the countryside (Catamarca, 1980). He is a graduate of the National University of Córdoba, and today he shares his time between Buenos Aires and Milan.
As a designer, he has always worked closely with artisans from his home country, exploring traditions, crafts, and local culture, blurring the line between design and art.

Cristián also works internationally as an independent designer in the fields of furniture, lighting, products, and installation. From private commissions to industrial companies, he is dedicated to developing and designing objects with a strong focus on materiality, artisanal techniques, and production processes.
Throughout his career as a designer, he has also won several design awards and special mentions and has participated in numerous national and international fairs and exhibitions.

His works were selected and incorporated into the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (USA), and at the Musée Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Likewise, he is already part of the Argentine design legacy of the Foundation –I-D-A (Research in Argentine Design), being one of the young leaders of Latin American design. He was selected to represent his country with the Monte Abierto project for the design of the Argentine Pavilion at the London Design Biennial in 2021.
Recently, he presented Territorio Hibrido, his first solo exhibition at the National Museum of Decorative Art, and was named Ambassador of the Marca Pais of Argentina, for the recognition of cultural diversity, indigenous materials, and the productive capacities of the territory in his work as a designer, with the aim of promoting the formation of an understandable image of what is Argentine at an international level.

He was also awarded by a prestigious national jury with the Konex-Diploma of Merit Award 2022 (Visual Arts), by the Konex Foundation.


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The Studio
Cristián Mohaded is a small design studio alternating between Buenos Aires and Milan. Since its beginning in 2008, it has developed two distinct lines of work creating a hybrid design practice in which crafts, industry, tradition, and innovation coexist. Within both local and international industry-oriented design companies, Cristian Mohaded has been able to generate numerous collaborations with national brands with strong local influence — such as El Espartano, Vacavaliente, Durban, FV / Novum, Mínimo, and Nosten — and international brands with global reach — such as Roche Bobois, Wiener GTV Design, NewWork, Penta, among others.

Alternatively, the studio is also a research driven design laboratory that focuses on material investigations. With Latin-American crafts tradition as its point of departure, Cristian Mohaded seeks to disrupt and redefine techniques and processes of the making.

Mohaded Studio is a practice that is in constant movement, that understands passion and hard-work as fundamental for design quality and professional growth.

Awards & Exhibitions
2020
Ganador por Especies Hibridas como “Best Design Collection 2020” por Createurs Design Awards, Francia.
 
2019
Seleccionado por  “Dezeen Awards" entre los 25 diseñadores emergentes internacionales, UK.
Muestra colectiva “AD Interour” espacio por Anne-Sophie Pailleret / Le bureau en arches x AD Magazine - France.
Muestra colectiva “Diseño En Acción” . PROA - Argentina
Muestra colectiva “Cordoba Muestra” con la obra Torres Flotantes - Argentina
 
2018
Feria “DesignMiami” para lanzamiento de Entrevero Collection - USA
Salon Satelite “Rising Talent Latinoamerica” , Salone Del Movile - Italy
 
2017
Solo show,  ¨Objetos Embrionarios¨  en Galería Praxis - Argentina.
 
2015
Seleccionado como “Rising Talent America” ,  por Maison & Object America - Estados Unidos
Feria “Sao Pablo Arte” con Mercado Moderno - Brasil.
 
2013
Muestra Colectiva “Meet My Project” with Gallery Bensimon. Espace Commines - Francia
Muestra Colectiva  “Eyes On The World” for Gallery Bensimon. Passage De Retz - Francia
 
2012
Muestra Colectiva “Magic” por Gallery Bensimon - Francia
Muestra “Extensiones” en Galeria Monoambietne - Argentina
Muestra Colectiva “Diseño Industrial en MAMBA” - Argentina
 
2011
Muestra Colectiva “Diseño Contemporáneo Vision  Argentina”  en  el Museum Fur AngewandteKunst Frankfurt - Alemania
 
2009
Muestra colectiva “Diseño Para La Arquitectura”. MARQ. Museo de Arquitectura y Diseño - Argentina.
Feria “Puro Diseño” - Argentina.
 
2008
Mención Hoborable, Concurso Nacional “Paolini Innova” - Argentina.
Mención Hoborable, Concurso Internacional “Fedema” - Argentina.
Feria “Konstrast Concept”, Centro Costa Salguero - Argentina
Muestra colectiva “Foro de Creatividad y Etica”. Centro Cultural Borges - Argentina
Muestra colectiva “Diseño Industrial en Córdoba”, Museo Caraffa - Argentina
Muestra colectiva “ Meteriales Tradicionales, Visiones Contemporaneas”.  Praxis Internacional Art - Argentina
 
2007
Segundo Premio, Concurso Internacional “DePadova - Premio Vico Magistretti” - Italia.
Primer Premio  + Mención Hoborable, Concurso Nacional “Ternium Sideraer”  - Argentina.
Finalist, Concurso Internacional “D&AD Global Student Award . Furniture Design Vitra Home” - UK.
Primer Premio Concurso Nacional “Premios Presentes” - Argentina 
Primer Premio + Mencion Honorable, Concurso Internacional “Design Movelpar” - Brasil.
Muestra  colectiva “Design Connection by Cienporciento Diseno”, Centro Cultural Recoleta - Argentina.
Muestra colectiva, “Primer Balance del Diseño Industrial 2000 - 2005”, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires -  Argentina.
Feria FITECMA . La Rural.- Argentina
 
2006
Primer Premio + Segundo Premio, Concurso Nacional de Diseño MIRÁ - Argentina. 
Primer Premio + Mención, Concurso Internacional “Fedema” -  Argentina. 
Segundo Premio, Concurso “La Silla Latinoamericana”, Puro Diseño -  Argentina.
Mencion Honorable, Concuros “Salao Design Movelsul” -  Brasil. 
Muestra colectiva, “Salon de Diseño 8va Ed”, Universidad Di Bologna  -  Argentina.
Muestra  colectiva “Design Connection by Cienporciento Diseno”, Buenos Aires Design  - Argentina.
 
2005
Primer Premio, Concurso “HEINEKEN Inspire People, Arts and Designers Go Beyond / Vol 1” -  Argentina.
Tercer Premio, Concurso “La Silla Latinoamericana” – Puro Diseño . Argentina.
Muestra colectiva “DIMU - Diseño de Muebles”, Museo de la Industria - Argentina.
Muestra  Design Connection by Cienporciento Diseno”, Palais de Glace - Argentina
 
2004 
Mención Honorable. Concurso Nacional “Los jóvenes, el SIDA, la salud sexual y las adicciones” . Argentina 
Primer Premio + Mención Honorable, Concurso “Tarjetas de Navidad y Año Nuevo” del Hospital Garrahan . Argentina.
Muestra Colectiva de Artes Visuales. 50º Aniversario Universidad Nacional de Córdoba - FAUD - Argentina.
Manifesto
Cristián Mohaded is a small design studio alternating between Buenos Aires and Milan. Since its beginning in 2008, it has developed two distinct lines of work creating a hybrid design practice in which crafts, industry, tradition, and innovation coexist. Within both local and international industry-oriented design companies, Cristian Mohaded has been able to generate numerous collaborations with national brands with strong local influence — such as El Espartano, Vacavaliente, Durban, FV / Novum, Mínimo, and Nosten — and international brands with global reach — such as Roche Bobois, Wiener GTV Design, NewWork, Penta, among others.

Alternatively, the studio is also a research driven design laboratory that focuses on material investigations. With Latin-American crafts tradition as its point of departure, Cristian Mohaded seeks to disrupt and redefine techniques and processes of the making.

Mohaded Studio is a practice that is in constant movement, that understands passion and hard-work as fundamental for design quality and professional growth.

Clients

Moooi, Fratelli Boffi, Nosten, Novum, Penta Light, Roche Bobois, Solantu, Twenty First Gallery, Vacavaliente, Valerie Goodman Gallery, Y111 Hotel, Inconcrete, Irsa, La Redoute, Lorenzo Arquitectura, Malba, Mercado Moderno Gallery, Minimo, CC-Tapis, Durban, El Espartano, FV, Gallery Serge Bensimon, Gebruder Thonet Vienna, Habitat, Imdi.