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IRK Magazine
"With global recognition for both artistic and social impact, Alvaro’s work at Milan Design Week was not just a display of design prowess but a compelling statement on the power of design to effect change," writes Robert Meeder in IKR Magazine featuring PET Lamp Gurunsi + Frafra Tapestry, exhibited during Milan Design Week.


ROOM Magazine
PET Lamp Gurunsi + Frafra Tapestry collections, which have been released in Alcova Milano during the Milan Design Week, have been featured in ROOM Magazine as editor picks.


Design Wanted
PET Lamp Gurunsi, the latest collection by PET Lamp made by expert weavers in Bolgatanga (Ghana), has been chosen as one of the standing collection released in ALCOVA during the 2024 Milan Design Week.


Casa Real
Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, head designer and co-founder of PET Lamp, received the Spanish National Design Award.


Adorno Design
PET Lamp Eperara-Siapidara, which has been exhibited in International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in 2022, has been included in a piece interviewing Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-brand directors of ICFF.


CC Magazine
Interview with Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, Head Designer and Co-Founder of PET Lamp and ACdO/, about his National Design Award and PET Lamp's upcoming projects.


Arquitectura y Diseño
The house of one of our co-founders, Enrique Romero de la Llana, has been featured in Arquitectura y Diseño magazine. PET Lamp Pikul, PET Lamp Bolgatanga, Ceramics Cu, Plinto, and Rayuela, collections by ACdO/, are included in this architectural project in Madrid leaded by Blanca Barragán.


Vogue Living Australia
PET Lamp Eperara Siapidara has been feature in Vogue Living Australia. This collection, made by Colombian artisans from Paja Tetera and upcycled PET plastic bottles, is hung in a kitchen which faces out to a courtyard of beach house in Australia.


AD Magazine
The PET Lamp project was selected as one of the 19 unique design projects by AD100 talents. As every single year, AD magazine releases a list of 100 must-follow design talents based in Spain. The magazine features our ten year anniversary, and our upcoming collection to be released in 2024.


Vanitatis | El Confidencial
Interview with Álvaro Catalán de Ocón about the Spanish National Design Prize 2023 and his standing project PET Lamp, which turns 10 years.


Cadena SER
Alvaro Catalan de Ocon, head designer and co-founder of PET Lamp and ACdO/, shared his thoughts and vision of the present and future of #design in this interview with Aimar Bretos.


Helsinki Design | Weekly
Interview with Álvaro Catalán de Ocón, co-founder and Creative Director of PET Lamp and ACdO /, about PET Lamp ten year anniversary.


The PET Lamp project ten year celebration featured as one of the most iconic events during the Madrid Design Festival.


The exhibition 'PET lamp, 10 años tejiendo historias', displayed at Matadero in Madrid, reveals the stories behind each PET Lamp collection.


El Confidencial
The PET Lamp project, which is edited by ACdO /, celebrates its ten year anniversary with an exhibition at DIMAD in Madrid.


AD Spain
PET Lamp, the project by Spanish designer by Alvaro Catalán de Ocón which combines basketry with PET plastic bottles, commemorates its ten year anniversary with a retrospective exhibition.


Magazine | La Vanguardia
Plinto collection featured on La Vanguardia newspaper online edition.


Magazine | La Vanguardia
Ceramics Cu selected as one of crafts collections able to bring joy and brightness to the living room.


Plinto collection featured as an example of a perfect combination between artisanry and contemporary design.


Revista AD España
Álvaro Catalán de Ocón featured in AD 100 2023, which highlights the best designers and architects of the year.


El Mundo
PET Lamp and ACdO / co-founder, Álvaro Catalán de Ocón, which aims to bring artisanry to street markets.


The Plastic Rivers collection has been chosen by STIR as one of the ten rug that can adorn the floors of your living room, as artworks, social reminders or as bespoke accessories.


Arquitectura y Diseño
Álvaro Catalán de Ocón, elegido como uno de los 20 líderes que están cambiando el mundo a través de la sostenibilidad.


Design Wanted
‘Plastic Rivers’, the fascinating collection of rugs woven with yarn made from recycled plastic debris created by Álvaro Catalán de Ocón and Spanish company GAN Rugs, was featured in Design Wanted magazine.


Design Wanted
With the aim of raising awareness around social and environmental issues – both Álvaro Catalán de Ocón and GAN believe in sustainable, eco-friendly processes as well as the utilization of local craftsmanship.


Podcast | Design with a human touch
Conversation with Álvaro Catalan De Ocón about how upcycling bottles could create new forms of empowerment to local communities.


Shining a light on the designs of Álvaro Catalán de Ocón whose social initiative - PET Lamp and Plastic Rivers - are raising awareness around plastic waste and empowering women around the world.


Álvaro Catalán de Ocón has created a collection of rugs for Spanish brand Gan, which aims to expose and tackle the global issue of river pollution.


El Duende
El estudio Álvaro Catalán de Ocón, situado en el corazón de Carabanchel, es un espacio dedicado a la colaboración y al intercambio de ideas. Es en este lugar donde se encuentran creatividad y acción, que se convierten en experiencias y objetos tangibles.


NYCxDESIGN Award 2022
Plastic Rivers is a NYCxDESIGN Award Winner 2022 in the Enviromental Impact category!


Radio Intereconomía
Álvaro Catalán de Ocón, Marisa Santamaría, Matti Hemmi, Antonio Mañas y Miguel Moneo talking about Spanish design on the radio! Do not miss it!


ADI Awards 2022 Selecction
Plastic Rivers has been shortlisted for the national ADI Awards! The verdict of the juries and the presentation of the awards will take place on 15 June 2022.


Melbourne Design Week
Plastic Rivers will be part of the Futures Collective Exhibition at Museo Villa Alba during the Melbourne Design Week!


Madrid Design Festival 2022
New video about our last exhibition! The house of the future is the house of wellness. A commitment to craftsmanship and timeless objects | Mazda, Saco & The Sibarist.


Madrid Design Festival 2022
New video about The art of living! by Javier Gomá, Elena Goded, Chema Terol & Álvaro Catalán de Ocón | Mazda, SACo & The Sibarist.


ROOM Diseño
New Spanish article about Destejiendo! "El espacio de ACdO como pentagrama de mimbre. Un pretexto para divulgar las técnicas tradicionales de la cestería, desde la perspectiva de la instalación efímera vinculada a la arquitectura."


Arquitectura y Diseño
Deeply grateful for the new article about Destejiendo! "Fantasías de mimbre: el arte milenario de la cestería invade Madrid" by Isabel Mardalejo.


Domus Magazine
Plastic Rivers new publication! "Created thanks to the research work of a company, with the skill of Indian craftsmen, the designer’s latest project starts with a yarn made from PET to denounce the logic of recycling." by Loredana Mascheroni.


GAN Rugs
PLASTIC RIVERS wins the Ro Plastic Prize 2021 in Milan!