In 2018, Alvaro graduated from the one-year-course 'Industrial
Design Intensive' at UID. He then went on to study the
Transportation Design MA at the Technical University of Valencia,
"UID has played quite an important role in my development as a
designer. In fact, most of my designs still have a Scandinavian
touch, influences that I gained in Umeå. After all, this is where I
began my design career, and where I built my basis as a designer.
Maybe the strong impact it had on me is due to the intensity of the
UID life, or the way of teaching. Either way, I'll always keep Umeå
in my mind and heart", says Alvaro Sanz.
Álvaro's project is titled ANTOLÍN VIVAR. It's a vehicle
whose main attribute is being welcoming. It seeks to create an
environment that makes you feel at home, a room in which the
occupants simply want to be and spend time.
"Álvaro's project has deserved to be the winner in all
categories for its high quality throughout the design process, its
innovation and consistency in the set of the proposal. Has
developed a complete interior with a design very attractive that
perfectly combines and integrates new technologies and innovative
and sustainable materials", said Javier Villacampa, Corporate
Director of Innovation, during the award ceremony at the GRUPO
Being the winner in all four categories (ambient lighting,
functional criteria, smart decorative surfaces, new materials)
Alvaro Sanz received a total prize of 10,000 euros.