Fernando Laposse is a Mexican product and material designer who works between Mexico and London. He trained in Central Said Martins and holds a Bachelor in Product Design.
Fernando’s work focuses on transforming humble natural materials that are often considered waste into refined design pieces after extensive theoretical and practical research. The resulting objects which are often self produced follow the principles “endemic design” where the location of materials and their historical and cultural connotations take center stage.
Fernando’s work is preoccupied with sustainability, the loss of biodiversity, community disenfranchisement and the politics of food. In his projects, the final pieces are often accompanied by an element of informative narration about the historical context of the material that they are made of and its contemporary complications. He does so by documenting the problematics and announcing possible resolutions through the transformative power of design.