Rafa Ortega

In 1985 he studied industrial design in Barcelona. In 1992 he returned to Valencia working as a freelance for his own clients and collaborating with different companies.

Since 1994 he has run his own studio with Cristina Gutiérrez (gutierrezyortega design), focusing his activity on furniture projects for the office, contract and home. Design of accessories, complements and bathroom furniture, both technical and home lighting design.

Its activity has been developed in very diverse fields, from the design of exhibitions, stands, ephemeral installations, to interior design projects, and design of office and single-family buildings.

Various recognitions and awards are given to him. In 1996 Rafa Ortega obtains the 1st. Prize in the Design section and is selected to represent Valencia in the “Biennial of Young Creators of Europe and the Mediterranean”, to be held in Turin in 1997.
In 1998 they are selected to participate in Sarajevo in a competition prior to the Biennial of Young Artists of Mediterranean Europe, held in Rome in 1999.
In 2008, within the first Sidi S. XXI selection, the Cubox design, produced by Do+Ce, received the first prize within the home furniture selection (at a national level).
In 2009 they are selected to participate in the exhibition «Suma y Sigue del disseny a la Comunitat Valenciana», at the Valencian Museum of Illustration and Modernity (MuVIM).

Their work is characterized by carrying out exhaustive monitoring of all the processes involved in a new project from creation to manufacturing; going through the renders, plans, CAD environment files, technical office, production and supervision of rapid prototyping, etc…