Lupe Velazquez: The Story
British-Mexican designer Lupe Velazquez was born in Coacuilco Hidalgo Mexico in 1976. He studied BA Product Design (Furniture Related) at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, graduating in 2005.
He has a First Class degree in Product Design Related to Furniture.
Working from his own workshop in Reading, Lupe's funky, bright, modern furniture designs have already attracted considerable attention, and have appeared on display in various London locations.
Inspired as a child by the nature of his mother's Native American culture, his designs incorporate this with ideas from space travel and colourful industrial features to create his own unique style.
His design, as his paintings, is strongly influenced by Pop Art, and he would like to be one of the New Mexican pop designer for the twenty-first century. His up to date achievements include his work featured as front cover story on award-winning University magazine Soup, awarded "Best Edition" at the Guardian Student Media Awards 2004. , and various paintings on exhibitions in London, South England and international, several of which have been sold to the public.
Most of his time he spends in the studio designing, writing and painting, but he does not forget how to enjoy life.
Quote by Lupe Velazquez is (Today is for Tomorrow)
His work has been featured in national magazines and newspapers such as the Sunday Times and Guardian, Evening Standard as well as internationally.