Mr Roberto Feo

School: Design School
Position: Research Fellow


Roberto Feo's design research challenges our relationships with objects and culture. A partner in the London based design studio EL ULTIMO GRITO, Feo's practice crosses numerous platforms working with international museums and organisations including Magis, Lavazza, Matadero Madrid, Marks & Spencer, Figueras, UNO, LABORAL, Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, British Airways, Claudio Buziol Foundation, the Sorrell Foundation and Victoria & Albert Museum. Work is in the permanent collections of: Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, 2013; Museum of Art and Design (MAD) New York, 2012; MoMA, New York 2008; Kulturehusset, Stockholm, Sweden 2005; Manchester Art Galleries, Manchester 2002; Victoria & Albert Museum Collection, London 2001 & 2011; Röhsska Museet, Sweden 2000; Crafts Council, London 1999; British Council, London 1999; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1999; Science Museum, London, 1998.

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Research expertise

Research expertise includes 3D, graphics and communication design, crossing disciplines of material, making, manufacture, craft and curation.

Teaching areas & responsibilities

3D Design in Product and Communication Design BA, MA, MPhil and PhD research.

Professional activity

  • 2010 - presentVisiting Professor, HEAD, University of Art and Design Geneva
  • 2010Visiting Professor, University of Fine Arts Hamburg
  • 1999 - 2012Visiting Lecturer, The Royal College of Art, London

Educational and professional qualifications

  • MA The Royal College of Art, Furniture and Product Design
  • BA Furniture Design London College of Furniture
  • BA Sociology & Social Anthropology University of Madrid


2013 Keep It Glassy, Shanghai Museum of Glass (collective)
2012 Glasstress, MAD, Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut (collective)
2011 Curious Minds, Israel Museum, Jerusalem (collective)
2011 Escape Into The Upper Air, Spring Projects, London (solo)
2011 Power of Making, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (collective)
2011 Design. Halt. Kunst. Curated by C. Smith and C. Büschbell. Galerie Neumeister, Munich, Germany (collective)
2011 Crafts Council Breath Taking: New Wave in British Glass Blowing, Bilston Craft Gaallery, Bilston, UK (collective)
2011 Loaded, Spring Projects, London UK (collective)
2010 Freak Show, HELMRINDERKNECHT Gallery, Berlin, Germany (collective)
2010 Sitting and Looking, Innovative Craft, Edinburgh, UK (collective)
2010 El Ultimo Grito: DIALOGUES, Aram Gallery, London, UK (solo)
2010 Archimovil_Matadero Madrid, ARCO Madrid, spain
2009 Biennale of Architecture Bordeaux INSIDERS, Arc en Rêve, Bordeaux, France (collective)
2009 Super Contemporary, Design Museum, London (project commission)
2009 Conceptual Substance, Appel Gallery, Berlin (collective)
2009 NULLPUNKT at MARTa Herford Museum, Herford, Germany
2009 NOWHERE NOW HERE, Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijon, pain (collective)
2008 EL ULTIMO GRITO New Work, Appel Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2008 'Sitting Structure' Installation, Bombay Saphire Gallery, DMY, Berlin, Germany
2008 H100, RB-BRUM Reijkiavik, Iceland (collective)
2008 'NOWASTEEUR' installation and video performance, ARCO, Ifema, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2008 Happy End, Circulo de Bellas Artes en Madrid, Spain (collective)
2007 '100m Bench' installation, La Casa Encendida Caja Madrid Foundation, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2007 'MACROS' installation, ARCO, Ifema, Madrid Spain (solo)
2007 Make Believe, Palau de la Musica, Valencia, Spain (solo)
2006 Tagged #7 El Ultimo Grito, Casa dos Campas, Fundacion Maria Martinez Otero & Xunta of Galicia, Pontevedra. (solo)
2006 Open Your Mind, Museum Minguzini, Milano, Italy (collective)
2006 TALKING CITIES The Micro Politics of Urban Space, ENTRY06, Essen, Germany
2006 Make Believe, Barnsley Art & Design Center, Barnsley UK (solo)
2006 Make Believe, Stanley Picker Gallery, London UK (solo)
2005 Import – Export (British designers working with foreign companies), Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2005 My World, New Crafts, Experimenta Design 2005, Lisbon, Pt (collective)
2005 Extra Ordinary, Kulturehusset, Stockholm, Sweden (collective)
2005 Sit, Geffrey Museum, London, UK (collective)
2004 Jerwood Prize, Crafts Council, London UK (collective)
2004 Brilliant, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (collective)
2004 Import – Export (British designers working with foreign companies), touring exhibition in Asia by British Council. Starting British Council New Dheli, India


MATADERO Madrid (SP), UNO Design (SP), POINT (SP), PLUST (IT), Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia (SP), LABORAL Centro de Arte (SP), Arturo Alvarez (SP), British Airways (UK), FIAT (IT), B-SIGN (SP), BAT (UK), Artwise (UK), Magis (IT), Marks & Spencer (UK), West London Academy (UK), Nola (SW), Abet Laminati (IT), Bloomberg (UK), Mathmos (UK), Selfridges (UK), Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Natural History Museum (UK), Present Time (NL), Trico (JP), Griffin (UK), Lavazza (IT), Punt Mobles (SP), Wireworks (UK), Style (JP).

Grants, funding and awards

  • 2013London Design Medal, London Design Festival
  • 2010RED DOT Award for Lighting: GUAU lamp for Arturo Alvarez (SP)
  • 2009Shortlisted Finalist 'DESIGNS OF THE YEAR' with the 'composite bench' for UNO (SP), Design Museum, London
  • 2008Shortlisted Finalist 'DESIGNS OF THE YEAR' with '100m Bench' installation at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, Design Museum, London, UK
  • 2006RED DOT International Design Award, Mathmos (UK) 'Grito' Lamp
  • 2005Arts Council Project Fund Award
  • 2005Stanley Picker Design Research Fellowship, London
  • 2004Shorlisted Finalist Jerwood Applied Arts Prize
  • 2001Shorlisted Finalist Design Week Architecture and Interior Design Awards for 'Griffin Shop' in Portobello Rd, London
  • 2001Shorlisted Finalist FX International Architecture and Interior Design Awards for 'Griffin Shop' in Portobello Rd, London
  • 2000Peugeot Design Award in Furniture: Winner with 'What Comes Down Must Come Up' laundry basket for Hidden

Research groups & programmes


Number of items: 10.


Feo, Robert and Hurtado, Rosario (2007) Objects and obstacles. (Installation). Madrid, Spain,

Feo, Roberto and Hurtado, Rosario (2006) Micos and tape chairs. (Sculptural furniture). Milan, Italy, Magis.


Feo, Roberto and Hurtado, Rosario, eds. (2008) Nowhere/Now/Here. Gijon, Spain : LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial. 303p. ISBN 9788461320882


Feo, Roberto [Designer] and Hurtado, Rosario [Designer] (2011) Free range tables. Handmade tables.

Feo, Roberto [Designer] and Hurtado, Rosario [Designer] (2011) Imaginary architectures. Glass sculpture.


Feo, Roberto [Designer], Hurtado, Rosario [Designer] and Urban Salon, [Designer] (2009) Horatio's garden. Super Contemporary. .

Feo, Roberto [Curator of an exhibition] and Hurtado, Rosario [Curator of an exhibition] (2008) Nowhere/Now/Here. .

Feo, Roberto and Hurtado, Rosario (2006) Tagged environments. Talking cities : the micro politics of urban space [Perspective and visions in design]. , 26 Aug - 03 Dec 2006 , Essen, Germany.

Feo, Roberto and Hurtado, Rosario (2006) Make believe. Make Believe. , 11 Jan - 4 Mar 2006 , Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.

Feo, Robert and Hurtado, Rosario (2002) Pet shirts. The evolution will not be televised. , 13 Dec 2002 - 01 Feb 2003 , Manchester, UK.

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'Free Range Tables' since 2009
'Free Range Tables' since 2009