Héctor Esrawe. (México DF 1968)

Industrial Designer by the Universidad Iberoamericana (1992), began his career as an independent designer under the Esrawe Studio firm. Founder and current member of Nel Collective, he was also an Industrial Design professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana (1998 to 2002), founder and former Director of the Industrial Design Bachelor
Program at Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión (Design, Film and Television Center) from 2003 to 2005. He is also a member of the editorial board of Arquine Magazine.

Among his designs are arts and crafts products and interiorism.

Héctor Esrawe has been a guest speaker and has also led workshops in México City, New York, Prague (Brno), Helsinki and London. Won the Quorum Award, as well as the Green Good Design 2012 for the Field Table. Tori Tori restaurant, done in collaboration with rojkind arquitectos, won the People’s Choice Award at AZ Awards 2012 in the Architecture – Commercial Under 1000 sq. m. category, received the Building of the Year Award by ArchDaily in the Hotels & Restaurants category and also Best of Year Awards 2011 by Interior Design Magazine. Esrawe won the Noldi Schreck award 2012 by Glocal Magazine for his career. Winner of the Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño (2010) in the Interior design spaces category for “Cielito Querido Café”, project done in collaboration with Ignacio Cadena, special Mention at the Interior Design Magazine’s “Best of the Year Awards” for Cielito Querido Café*, a! Diseño magazine’s Excellence Award in 2010, Quorum Award winner and recognized for 15 years of excellence by IIDA México, Silver Medal Winner at the Bienal de Diseño for LAR Headquarters Project (México City 2008). Glass product designer for Nouvel Studio, whose pieces are sold at stores like Barney’s, Saks, Moss, Walker Museum and MoMa store.

His work has been exhibited during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011 in Brera zone (Milán, Italia) Museo de Arte Moderno (México City), The Mexican Cultural Institute (Washington, D.C.), The Franz Mayer Museum (México City), Palacio de Iturbide (México City), Palacio de Bellas Artes (México City), Galería Mexicana de Diseño (Mexico City), Europalia Exposition (Belgium, 1993).

His projects have been published in major design magazines such as Interior Design, Wallpaper, Damn, Frame, Monocle, Arquine, newspapers like Reforma (México City) and books such as Diseña México, Life and design in México in the Twentieth Century, 13 vasos (a+d collection).
*In collaboration with Ignacio Cadena.

Formal Education

Universidad Iberoamericana.
Industrial Design Bachelor’s Degree
México, D.F. 1987-1992.

Professional Experience

1992-2012 Independent Designer
1997-2003 Furniture Designer and DIMO brand founder.
1992-1997 Independent Designer

Academic Background

2003-2005 Centro de Diseño y Comunicación Visual. Director of the Industrial Engineering Design Bachelor’s Program .
2001 Diseño Industrial VI U.I.A Spring.
2000 Diseño Industrial VI U.I.A Autumn
1999 Diseño Industrial VIII U.I.A Autumn
Awards and recognitions
2010 Interior Design N.Y magazine recognition. (Best of the Year) for Cielito Querido Café.
2010 Winner of the Bienal Iberoamericana de Interiorismo for Cielito Querido Café.
2010 a! Diseño.magazine excellence award.
2010 Comex Series First edition (June)
2009 Silver Medal at Bienal de Interiorismo Guadalajara (Corporativo LAR)
2007 Quorum Awards, Consumer Products category. Bronze mention.
2007 Quorum Awards, Furniture and Space Design category. Bronze mention.
2006 Excellence Recognition for 15 years of work, IIDA, México.
2005 Selection for the “The History of the rocking chair” poster by Designboom in collaboration with NEL Collective.
2005 Quorum Award, Commercial spaces category, Bronze mention. (Julio de la Cruz Jewelry)
2004 Quorum Award, Commercial Spaces category . Silver mention.
1999 Quorum Award, Furniture Products category. First place.

Conferences and Certification.
2013 Furniture Design Workshop at Centro de las Artes San Agustín. Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
2013 Blossom Design Best Designers Conference, Galería Mexicana de Diseño. Mexico City
2013 CiDi Congreso Internacional de Diseño Arquitectura Conference. Cordoba, Argentina.
2012 World Business Forum Conference with Ignacio Cadena.
2012 ITESM Torreon conference.
2012 Mesamérica Conference with Alejandro Castro, Mexico City.
2012 Architecture Faculty, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. Michoacan (Conference).
2012 “Cómo soñar en grande, trayectoria de éxito” conference at Museo Franz Mayer.
Part of the educational program of Destination Mexico. Mexico City.
2012 UNARTE, Puebla.
2011 My Trend Conference, México City.
2011 Virus Conference, Guanajuato.
2011 ITESM Conference, Chihuahua.
2010 a! Diseño Conference, Ixtapa, Zihuatenejo.
2010 Colectivo Nel, Conference, Valencia University, Spain (Uniendo Puntos Exhibition)
2010 Architecture and Interiorism 2nd Congress, Universidad Latina de México, Celaya.
2010 DIDI (Design Diplomate) Monterrey University.
2009 Architecture Faculty, ISAD Chihuahua (Conference and Workshop).
2009 Designfest, Guadalajara.
2008 XIV Architecture Congress, Universidad de las Americas. Puebla.
2007 Esquina Norte, Tijuana.
2007 Architecture Faculty, ISAD Chihuahua (Conference and Workshop).
2007 Architecture Faculty, UDEM Monterrey (Conference).
2007 Design Center Round Table with Marc Sadler and Christopher Pillet.
2006 Architecture Faculty at Brno, Checoslovaquia (Play Back).
2006 Universidad Anahuac, 3rd International Congress, México (Disign for Humanity).
2006 Tec de Monterrey, Design Week (Conference).
2005 Universidad Iberoamericana Conference (50 years of industrial design)
2005 U.N.A.M Architecture Diplomate
2004. U.N.A.M Architecture Diplomate
2003 Finland Forum Encounters (Helsinki)
2003 U.N.A.M Architecture Diplomate
2002 U.N.A.M Architecture Diplomate
2001 U.N.A.M Architecture Diplomate
2001 IX Industrial Design Symposium, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Conference: A new century vision.
2000 Mexico-France cultural exchange. Workshop/conference U.I.A. – C.N.A.
2000 U.N.A.M Architecture Diplomate
1999 U.N.A.M Architecture Diplomate.
1999 Design week, Universidad Iberoamericana. (Conference)
1998 Furniture workshop, Universidad Iberoamericana.
1998. U.N.A.M Architecture Diplomate
1997 Design week. Furniture Workshop. Exhibimex.
1997 Design week. Universidad Iberoamericana.(Conference)


2005- 2010 Editorial Board of Arquine magazine
2006 Academic Board at Centro de Diseño
2002 Editorial Board of Entremuros supplement (Reforma newspaper)