André Ricard, DesignEuropa Award

André Ricard, winner of the DesignEuropa Award

André Ricard, industrial designer and former professor at EINA, has won the DesignEuropa Prize awarded by the European Union Intellectual Property Office for his outstanding creative career.

Upon receiving the news, André Ricard shared his enthusiasm for this award: "To deserve this year's DesignEuropa is obviously a great honour, especially because of who is awarding it and because it rewards an entire professional career, an award that is particularly appreciated at my age!

At EINA, André Ricard, a pioneer of industrial design in Spain, organised the product design department in 1993, which he headed until 1999. Founder and later president of the ADI-FAD and vice-president of the ICSID (International Council of Design), André Ricard's extensive professional career includes, among many others, the designs for the torch for the Barcelona '92 Olympic Games, the Tatu lamp and the Copenhagen ashtray.

The documentary 'André Ricard. El diseño invisible', by Poldo Pomés, covers his career and contribution to industrial design, and can be seen at the Santa & Cole Gallery in Barcelona on 14, 21 and 28 October at 7 p.m. with prior booking by e-mail:

Header image from the documentary 'André Ricard. El diseño invisible'