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Silvio Margain studied Industrial Design at the Mexican National University (UNAM) from 2001 to 2003 and continued his studies at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Barcelona from 2003 to 2006. During this time he participated in an exchange program at the IED in Milan, Italy. Later on he did a postgraduate degree in Design and Production of Exhibition Spaces at the IED Barcelona. In this European period he worked on innovative projects for Toshiba, Sedus, Indo, Roca and Morriz.
His main interest is to create an ecologically and socially responsible design studio that works within the circular economy system. Among his concerns is the way human beings relate to nature and act upon it. In this sense, he focuses in carrying out projects that reuse objects that have already completed their useful life in order to transform them into new ones. Examples of this are the Nido Lamp and the Net A Lamp. He has also carried out ephemeral projects for space intervention with recycled materials which interact with lighting generating a sort of installation. He is the founder of OPQRS design studio who’s main goal is to create circular design: the development of innovative, ecological, social and aesthetic solutions to a specific projects. The Studio´s operational structure is grounded on the basis of understanding the interaction between people and objects, research and experimentation with material, technologies and applications as a fundamental practice and the collaboration with professionals of different fields.
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