Oscar Diaz Studio is a London based design studio working in the field of Industrial design.
We believe design stands right between culture and commerce, and culture informs everything we design.
Our approach is practical, hands-on, and collaborative. The studio work is characterised by a plain, playful and innovative take on everyday objects.
The studio doesn’t has a style, favourite material or formula, and consider design as a craft, where the combination of materials, processes and behaviours make an object.
It is the attention to the context of the project, that allows us to work at both ends of the design spectrum. Past commissions include both limited edition pieces (made together with craftsmen) and mass-produced objects, developed in close collaboration with manufacturers in Europe and Asia.
We have designed window displays for Hermès (Tokyo & Singapore) and sustainable and educational toys for Muji. A set of hand crafted vases to symbolise the brand and connect it with new audiences for Veuve Clicquot . Kitchen utensils, STEM toys, bags, candle holders, tableware, clocks, connected devices, packaging... amongst other things.
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Before establishing his own practice, Oscar Diaz worked as a industrial designer for Matali Crasset in Paris, designing anything from perfume bottles to interiors. He then moved to London to study Product Design at the Royal College of Art graduating in 2006. Upon graduation he worked briefly at the Oribe Design Centre in Japan before returning to London to set up his studio in 2007.
In parallel to his studio practice, Oscar also regularly talks about his work process, or leads design workshops at schools, universities and institutions such as The British Council (UK), ECAL (CH), FA ČVUT (CZ), EBABX (FR), ADIF-FAD (ES), Brunel University (UK), Middlesex University (UK) or Kun Shan University (TW).
Oscar also taught at the Royal College of Art in London where he co-led "Platform 21" (2013-2015) together with Yuri Suzuki . "Platform 21" was teaching unit exploring the intersection between technology and entertainment.
His work has been included in exhibitions at the MoMA (US), Z33 (BE), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (NL) , Martha Steward (DE) and the Triennale di Milano (IT).
Clients ( Selected)
ACE Hotel (US)
The British Council (UK)
Hermès Japan (JP)
Hermès Singapore (SG)
Institute of Contemporary Arts (UK)
Joseph & Joseph Ltd. (UK)
Koa Koa (FR)
Pernod Ricard (FR)
Phillips de Pury & Co. (US)
Royal College of Art (UK)
Serpentine Galleries (UK)
Veuve Clicquot ( FR)
Ace Hotel (www.acehotel.com)
British Council (www.britishcouncil.org)
Design Marketo (www.designmarketo.com)
Hermès Japan (www.hermes.com)
Institute of Contemporary Arts (www.ica.org.uk)
Joseph & Joseph (www.josephjoseph.com)
Koa Koa (www.koakoa.fr)
Pernod Ricard (www.pernod-ricard.com)
Phillips de Pury & Co.(www.phillips.com)
Royal College of Art (www.rca.ac.uk)
Serpentine Galleries (www.serpentinegalleries.org)
Terra Plana (www.vivobarefoot.com)
Veuve Clicquot (www.veuve-clicquot.com)