Armando Mora Medina

Furniture Designer

United States of America

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Armando Mora Medina is a Designer pursuing an MFA in Furniture Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He believes that furniture must have a fascinating conversation and interaction with its users. Born in Mexico, he earned a BFA in Architecture at the ITESM Campus Guadalajara and did an Erasmus program at the ETSAB in Barcelona. Following his studies, he co-founded a local architecture firm in his native city where he learned how to lead and manage responsibilities. Years later, he received a furniture design certificate at FIDI in Florence, which made him understand he had a big passion as a designer expanding his capabilities beyond architecture. Thus, he continued his path by leaving the firm he co-founded and started working for the renowned company AHA Universo in the areas of architecture, product, and furniture design. Due to the learning and professional path he's been through, he has explored the interaction between architecture, furniture, and humans and developed a playfully innovative design approach combined with exceptional craftsmanship skills.

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EDUCATION

2014. Architecture, BFA. ITESM, Campus Guadalajara/Mexico.
Expected graduation 2021. Furniture Design, MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah/USA

WORKING EXPERIENCES

2014-2017 General Manager. Parabola Arquitectos. Guadalajara, Mexico.
2018. Furniture and Product Design. AHA Universo. Zapopan, Mexico.

AWARDS AND PRIZES

2020 NYCxDesign Award in the Student Category for Walky Chair.
2020 Best of Year Award. Student Category for Walky Chair.

SELECTED PROJECTS

Walky

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Chair

LOCATION:

Savannah, GA

YEAR:

2020

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Walky is a chair that challenges the rigidity and monotony existing in design by adding movement and energy over conventional motionless designs. This chair re-defines today's models with three main drivers: Curiosity, Interaction, and Personality. Walky expresses itself uniquely to every user and evokes emotional memories and connections through its playful walking shoes, transforming the personal interaction with its users into a unique dialogue and memorable moments.

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