Francisco Gomez Paz

Francisco Gomez Paz is a designer, researcher and educator born in Argentina and currently resides in Milan where he opened his own design office in 2004. His collaboration includes working with companies such as Artemide, Driade, Danese and Luceplan on projects ranging from industrial design to art direction.

Gomez Paz’s collaborative work extends to working with some well-established Italian designers including Paolo Rizzatto for the Hope light for Luceplan and Alberto Meda on their Solar Bottle with the latter taking the first place prize for the Index Award in 2007. It is from these designers that Gomez Paz gained an understanding of the need for not only logic and functionality in design, but also beauty in design.

Along with his ongoing design work, Gomez Paz serves as a visiting professor at Domus Academy where he completed his Masters in Design, and continues to lecture in various areas around Italy and all over the world.

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