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JEAN-PAUL BATH
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environmental designer, industrial designer, visual designer

Born in Valencia (Spain) 3 March 1979


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
since 2006
designer & consultant in design. freelance.
Creation and development of new products, consulting in design management, creation of new brands.
September 2003 - December 2005
eliumstudio. Paris
Creation and development of products. Head of communication.
May 2000 - May 2003
d[x]i magazine for design culture. Valencia www.dximagazine.com
Editor in chief & co-founder. Coordination of content, writing articles.
January - December 2001
VIA - Assistant for organizing exhibitions, scenography, graphics.
Assistant to Gérard Laizé, head of VIA, for research projects
Setting up and management of a base for documentation and imagery.


TRAINING
Master’s degree in Design, Design Management & Development of New Products
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Industrial Design Engineering, majoring in Habitat
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Proficiency diploma Specialist in Furniture, AIDIMA. Valencia


PRIZES, PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITIONS
2006
exhibition at NUDE, space for young designers at HABITAT VALENCIA FORWARD fair
2003
Exhibition of personal projects in "Diseño español" at Milan furniture fair. Mounted by Modoloco - Milan.
2002
Biennale de Design de Saint-Etienne (France)
Exhibition of personal project “Objets Thérapeutiques”
2001
Commissioner of the “15 stations / 15 designers” exhibition at VIA gallery (Paris) and at French Institute in Valencia

PRIZES
2006
3rd Prize in CETEM Furniture Competition, for FRAGMENT, relaxing armchair made by NOVADEC TAPIZADOS, Yecla, Murcia SP
2004
1st and 2nd Prizes in CETEM Furniture Competition, Yecla, SP
- 1st : “Mm” folding table made by NOVADEC TAPIZADOS
- 2nd prize: TURN ON sofa made by NOVADEC TAPIZADOS

PROJECTS
2006
Conference & conducting of workshop with Marc Berthier
Faculty of Architecture and Industrial Design. Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Participation in DOMUS MEDITERRANEA project in Spain 2003 – 2004 –2005 – 2006
2004 – 2005
SMART-FM European project, directed by AIDIMA. Valencia
Collaboration with Prof. Manuel Lecuona - Universidad Politecnica de Valencia.
Development of Evaluation tool for Design Management to be used by small and medium-sized firms
2003
Participation in DESIGN NETWORK project organized by CONSORZIO CASA TOSCANA for furniture design with firms in Tuscany region, Italy.


Armchair, ottoman, bar stool & chair COLLECTION OUTLINE

Chair ZEHN

Relaxing armchair FRAGMENT

Sofa with sliding rests LAY ON

Folding table MM MENGUANTE

Table centre VASQ

Vase BANY

Multiple single-stem vase 5BOTTLES

Kitchenware UTIL

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