RODRIGO PINTO X THE DESIGN EDIT (2020)
APR 16 2016
The Design Edit spoke to the Chilean designer represented by Side Gallery, Rodrigo Pinto. The interview took place during the 2020 quarantine period, a time that affected, projects, thoughts and inspiration. Pinto opened his first workshop in Santiago in 2017, he and his dog lived in the workshop during the quarantine period. The designer, at home in his place of work took to creating new objects such as chairs during the lock-down, experimenting and improvising with the unused materials lying around in this workshop.
"Everything about my work has a relationship with the end of something to create another thing completely new"
Pinto’s outlook on the isolation period was opportunistic. He took advantage of the period and saying “we must start to think about the possibility that this marks the end of an era. Start to ask yourself: what if I didn’t have a smartphone or a computer, how would I use my time? This is exactly the moment when you realize that all the creative capabilities inside you could save your life. Maybe I think this way because I’ve been dreaming about the end of the world since I was a child. Everything about my work has a relationship with the end of something to create another thing completely new. I think it is very clear that I love chaos. I’m not crazy, it is just I’m always wondering what the shape of things might be in a possible end.” Pinto’s collection Tierras Hipnóticas caught the eye of design critics in late 2019 and early 2020 when Side Gallery presented pieces at Design Miami 2019 and Collectible Design fair 2020.
Check the interview at https://thedesignedit.com/rodrigo-pinto/
Pinto’s studio focuses on the construction of furniture and utilitarian objects with sculptural characters, with an introspective link between the human, the material and the piece under construction prevails. The idea is to find a way to materialize and bring to life their own concepts of a possible post-apocalyptic Earth.