‘De Rebus Natura’ provides an overview of the work of Nacho Carbonell in the first seven years after his graduation from the Design Academy Eindhoven.
His exhibition in the Groninger Museum marks a good moment to substantively examine the motives of his practices. Laura Chan writes about follies, Thomas Jellis about the importance of collaboration, Veerle Devos describes Nacho’s career and Li Edelkoort discusses his material use. The texts do not illustrate the images, but they describe aspects of the professional practice. The images and texts illustrate each other: this helps the viewer to discover connections between the techniques, forms and materials that would otherwise not easily been found.
Nacho Carbonell studied industrial design at the Spanish University Cardenal Herrera CEU. He then continued his studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where he graduated cum laude in 2007. In the same year he immediately won the Grand Prix SEB during the Design Parade (Villa Noailles, France) and in 2009 he was chosen as Designer of the Future during Design Miami. Rossana Orlandi discovered his work early on and ever since has been exhibiting it annually with great enthusiasm, including at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. The Groninger Museum, which has been collecting his work ever since the beginning of his career, is home to his first museum exhibition (Nov. 2014 – April 2015).