After graduating with a BA in Industrial Design at the University of Monterrey, Mexican born Arturo Borrego specialized in rapid prototyping and model making of consumer products.
Arturo has practised for 20 years in four different countries.
For the last 11 years he has been a vital member of Ireland’s premiere Industrial Design consultancy team which includes international, multi-award winning Industrial Designers and Engineers. He has also been a guest lecturer at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology.
Throughout his professional career, Arturo has been constantly challenged to create appealing objects out of raw material whilst employing a wide and diverse set of tools, machinery and techniques; his unique skill set includes CNC machining and 3D modelling.
Arturo‘s eager and creative nature in conjunction with his awareness of the potential his skill set has to offer to the design field has led to his embarking on jewellery and silver-smiting practice.
Because of his background, his approach to jewellery making is unconventional and exiting; he marries traditional practice with his own acquired skills in Industrial design and product development effectively widening the possibilities for contemporary jewellery design conception and manufacture. The outcome being a distinctive re-thinking of jewellery design which kindles imagination.
In his current work, he explores the concept of ‘less is more’ in his quest for timeless design.
Arturo is fascinated by the use of primary colours and form and by the light and shadows they project onto one another. In this way, perfect and imperfect mathematical forms, parallel or skewed are projected onto organic shapes in a mixture of logic formations and random patterns, perhaps demonstrating an analysis of his own personality and upbringing; rigidity and humanity; the way things are suppose to be against the way things become. This is Arturo’s distinctive twist on minimalistic design.