Cindy Valdez

Cindy Valdez was born in Perú, where he spent most of his childhood and adolescence, before moving to Berlin.

Her creativity and way of work are inspired on everyday life stories, she enjoys working with personal experiences and problems, which she can translate into design. She really keen on going back in time in order to create new elements that aid a more humanly manner to develop her designs. They are inspired by places, people, traditions, habits, stories that greatly influence her design process.

Due to that, she has traveled and worked in verticals such as social design and art enjoying working in diverse environments and exchange knowledge and experiences. Her academic experience has provided her with great knowledge and the external internships have helped her to grow as a professional and have exposed her to many different viewpoints.

Photography: Alessandra Chastalo

Awards

2022
German Design Graduates Winner

2022
Richard Bambi Preis 2022 nominated – Meissen Porzellan-Stiftung

2022
Hessischer Staatspreis für das Deutsche Kunsthandwerk 2022 nominated

2021
German Design Award Newcomer Nominated

2021
Green Concept Audience Award

2019
Cup Cross Strait Industrial Design Award China

2018
State Museum of Porcelain Clip Award

2017
Ikea Design Award

Exhibitions

2022
BIO 27 Ljubljana 27th Biennial of Design

2022
Berlin Design Week

2022
Richard Bambi Exhibition – Meissen Porzellan-Stiftung

2022
Ambiente Frankfurt – Talents

2021
Dutch Design Week – Isola Design Distric

2021
Dutch Design Week – Yksi Expo

2021
Milan Design Week – Salone del Mobile  “The lost graduation show”

2019
Dutsch Design Week – Hallenweg

2019
Milan Design Week – Salone del Mobile “Satelite”

2019
Museum of Decoratives Pillnitz Palace

2019
Imm Cologne Design Week

2019
Museum of Decoratives Arts Berlin

2018
Milan Design Week – Ventura Futures

2018
Bröhan Museum Berlin

2018
Designtransfer – UdK Berlin

Bio

2022-present
Cindy Valdez Studio

2021
Designfarm Berlin – Design in Tech Accelerator

2020
Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin – Masters of Arts Degree
Product Design

2019
Studio Sebastian Herkner – Internship – Offenbach an Main

2018
Mater Iniciativa Research Center – Peru

2016-19
Designtransfer UdK – Student Assistent

2018
UdK Berlin – Bachelor´s of Arts Degree – Industrial Design

2016
Scholarship at ASA – Programms – Chile

2015
Studio Tomas Saraceno – Internship – Berlin

2015
Cucula Refugees Company for Crafts and Design – Internship
Berlin

Teaching and Workshops

2021
Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin

2020
Haus der Statistik Berlin – 3D Printing Local Clay

2020
So Sarpi – Superforma – Milan – 3D Printing Local Clay

“It inspires me that my pieces can carry a message, so that people appreciate the aesthetics of nature within.”

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