BIOGRAPHY

Roger opened his own practice in 2005, after completing an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art (2003-2005) under Rod Arad. Based in London, he has an international portfolio of clients and works with companies such as Royal VKB, Eno, Muji, Bosa, Zilio A&C, Menu, Thorsten Van Elten and Mathmos, among others.

Roger's designs combine functionality with emotion and beautiful aesthetics. Arquer is interested in how quotidian objects have the capacity to move us: Good every day designs tickle our soul, he says. Roger often invite us to turn the pleasure of using an object into a ritual or a celebrated habit. I look for designs that have that extraordinary power of making life easier, but mainly more enjoyable, he says.

Born in Barcelona in 1975, Roger Arquer graduated from ESDI (Escola Superior de Disseny Industrial) in 1998. Before moving to London, he lived and worked in New York for four years, working for several designers and artists.

Roger teaches design at Central Saint Martin's and in Camberwell.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
External Examiner at Kingston University. London. May'14 to present
External Examiner at Elisava. Barcelona. May'11 to present
External Critic. Cass School of Design. (Metropolitan University). March'13
Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins. October'08 to present
Associate Lecturer at Camberwell University. October'07 to present
Visiting Lecturer at Kingston University. Nov-June'06
Set up own Design practice, Roger Arquer Industrial Design. October'05
Designer at Alfredo Haberli. Zurich, Switzerland. July-September'04
Freelance for Ron Arad, Hyphen, Francesca Amfitheatrof. London. March'02-Sept'03
Junior Designer at a design consultancy. New York. December'99-January'02
Internship at Lievore/Ather/Molina. Barcelona. November'98-January'99
Internship at Flores Associates. Barcelona. January-April'98
Internship at Cactus Design. Barcelona. May-December'97
Internship at Llusca Associates. Barcelona. June-September'96

STUDIES
MA Design Products at Royal College of Art. London. 2003-05
Fall Term drawing course at Pratt Institute, New York. October'99
Monographic course: Design in plastic pieces. Barcelona. October'98
BA Degree in Industrial Design at ESDI. Sabadell, Barcelona. 1994-98

AWARDS
Red Dot Award. Funnel friends, Royal VKB. March'11
RCA Society/Thames & Hudson Book Prize. June'05
House & Garden Scholarship. March '05
Talento. British Council. May'05
Gold Prize at Opus Design Eyeglasses 2003. Fi eyeglasses. Japan. September'03
Honorable mention at Coram Design. Cactus bathroom. Netherlands. May'03
Selected at Opus Eyeglasses Competition. Moody eyeglasses. Japan. October'02
2nd prize ADI-FAD'98 Medal. School table and chair. Barcelona. November'98
3rt prize ADI-FAD'98 Medal. Bicycle rack. Barcelona. November'98
2nd prize. 11th Manacor's furniture contest. Table-folding screen. Mallorca. April'98
1rst prize. 10th Manacor's furniture contest. Mallorca. Computer table. March'97

EXHIBITIONS
Stand by. RCA graduates. Salone Satellite. Milan. April'14
Okay and friends LDF. Sept'13
1year 7prototypes. Solo exhibition. LDF Sept'11
Okay and friends Barcelona. December'10
The visitor. Okay studios and friends. London. Sept'10
I am in love. Spanish Embassy. Tokyo. Nov'09
Prototypes and experiments III. Aram Galery. London. August'09
Suenos de un grifo. Circulo Bellas Artes. Madrid. June'09
Variacions. Solo exhibition. Galeria H20. Barcelona. February'09
Prototypes and experiments II. Aram Galery. London. February'09
Fishbowls. Fumi Gallery. London April'08
Mo-Billy. Bric a Brack. Milan. April'08
Seoul Design Week. Seoul December'07
FishBowls. Conversational Spanish. London. September'07
Football Fever. Cartwright Hall. Bradford. September'07
Birdland. Nesta HeadQuarters. London. June'07
Football Fever. Design Museum Tank. London. July'06
Birdland. The Harris Museum. Preston. September'06
Chrismas in Birdland. Design Museum Tank. London. December'05
Design Mart. The Design Museum. London. September'05
Bombay Shapphire Blue Room. London. September'05
Final Show Design Products. Royal College of Art. June'05
Talento. British Council Student Exhibition. Milan-London. April'05
aRChAeology. Hockney Gallery. Royal College of Art. London. February'05
Interim Student Show. Royal College of Art. London. December'04
Park & Products. Kensington Gardens. Serpentine Gallery. London. July'04
Interim Student Show. Royal College of Art. London. December'03
ADI-FAD Delta exposition. School furniture. Barcelona. March'99