"The chair does not exist. The good chair is a task one is never completely done with."
Claudio Sibille is a Uruguayan industrial designer graduated from IUB (University Institute Bios) in 2009. Since his inception as a designer, he knew that his field would be as a furniture designer. His strong attachment to the environment in which grew up, with objects and furnishings with a distinctive mid- twentieth century feel to it , strongly marks his path as a designer. Everything he designs is somehow a way of bringing back many childhood memories. All his memories and personality features are somehow printed in his products. Nostalgia would be the most accurate word to describe his main state of mind while developing his projects. And music. Without it, inspiration is so hard to come by. Being a huge listener and fanatic of classical music in particular, many of his projects are named after musical pieces or composers that he listens to while designing.
His work has been awarded at international competitions such as the A'Design Award on several occasions , it has been selected at the BID (Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño) as a uruguayan representative and his work has been featured in important media as relevant as the New York Times , AD Germany, Icon Magazine, etc. He recently won the first prize with the Pituki chair in the most prestigious and important latin american design competition, the Salao Design, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Having worked in China during 5 months for a local company, he managed to bring his work to international attention being able to have his pieces exhibited in the Shanghai Fair. He currently works collaborating with several companies in the Brazilian and Mexican Market. Among its customers are TOK&STOK and OPPA from Brazil and Gaia from Mexico.
He has exhibited his work in important fairs like the Shanghai Furniture Fair in China, the High Design Expo (Sao Paulo) and Designjunction (London).