El Ultimo Grito
FREE RANGE stools, (2012) 2015
Re-used cardboard box, fibre glass, H 55 x W average 45 x D 48 cm
Photo/© El Ultimo Grito
Cardboard boxes and corrugated cardboard boxes, squashed into blocks, made into stools, pressed. But only approximately – height and the seat are perfectly moulded. Using plastic fortified with glass fibre, they are stabilized and preserved. They are light, practical and robust. And each one is a little different.
El Ultimo Grito is the creative partnership of Rosario Hurtado and Roberto Feo. Founded in 1997, EUG are self-proclaimed “post-disciplinarians”, whose work aims to question and research the nature of human relationships with objects and culture. Working across disciplines and using a wide variety of media from installations, objects, interiors, graphics and education, they have produced a large variety of projects for a broad mix of international clients. They have a great interest in progressive design education, which they consider a central part of their de-sign practice.
Roberto Feo was born in London. He studied sociology at the Complutense University Madrid, before moving to London in 1989. He then studied furniture design at the London College of Furniture and at the Royal College of Art. In 2014 he was appointed as professor of design at Goldsmiths, University of London. Previously he had lectured in the Royal College of Art Design Products programme, London, from 1999–2012, where he directed the study group Platform 10. From 2006–2014 he was senior design research fellow at Kingston University London.
Rosario Hurtado was born in Madrid. She studied economics at Alcalá University Madrid, before moving to London in 1989. She studied cabinet-making at the London College of Furniture and completed her BA in industrial design at Kingston University London with first-class honours. Since 2012 she has been director of the master’s in spaces and communication at HEAD–Haute école d’art et de design, Geneva, Switzerland. She is also a senior lecturer in the design department at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has been involved with the department since 1999. From 2010 to 2012 she lectured in the Royal College of Art Design Products programme, London, co-directing Platform 8 with Gabriel Klasmer. Since 2006 she has been external advisor to Stanley Picker Gallery.