Martín Azúa is a Basque designer who has worked in Barcelona since 1994. He combines his professional activity as a designer of objects and spaces for important companies with his more creative, speculative work. He belongs to a class of designers who consider experimental methods to be a fundamental part of the design process. Among his best known projects are the “Basic House,” which has formed part of the permanent collection of the MOMA in New York since 2007, and the prize medals for the World Swimming Championships held in Barcelona in 2003.
He is particularly interested in the incorporation of natural processes into everyday life and the use of artisanal craftsmanship to preserve cultural and technological diversity.