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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.


Design Marbella
As a collection which represents versatility and nature, Plinto is part of an interior design project, which combines durable and noble materials with natural base palette in Madrid.


Arquitectura y Diseño
Ceramics Cu, Plinto, and Rayuela, alongside PET Lamp Pikul and Bolgatanga, have been featured in Arquitectura y Diseño magazine. The piece explores the fascinating transformation of the house of Enrique Romero de la Llana, one of the ACdO/ and PET Lamp project’s co-founders.


For the first time in their history, ACdO and the PET Lamp project held a Special Christmas Sale on December 1 and 2. Fifty percent of the proceeds of this two-day sale was donated to NUKGUI project, which supports the native Awajún community based in the Peruvian jungle.


AD Magazine
Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, Head Designer of PET Lamp and ACdO/, included in AD100: the definitive list of the top design, decor and architecture talent in Spain.


Innova Spain
Interview with Enrique Romero de la Llana, co-founder of PET Lamp and ACdO/, about Spanish design and upcoming design projects.


Cadena Ser
Aimar Bretos spoke with Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, PET Lamp and ACdO/ co-founder, about PET Lamp ten year anniversary, and the future of sustainable design projects.


Diario Design
Interview with Alvaro Catalán de Ocón, who recently won the Spanish National Design Award, about design education in Spain.


ICON | El País
The Ministry of Science and Innovation awarded Alvaro Catalán de Ocón with the National Design Award in the professional trajectory category.


Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
Alvaro Catalán de Ocón wins the Spain's National Design Award. The Ministry of Science and Innovation recognizes the trajectory of the designer who works from the periphery of design, conceiving iconic projects such as PET Lamp.


ROOM Magazine
Natural Connections exhibition by Inma Bermúdez, ACdO / and Jorge Penadés.


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.


Moove Mag
Nube, the brand new project by Álvaro Catalán de Ocón for AHEC, is now exhibited at Matadero in Madrid.


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


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

The Plastic Rivers rugs featured as one of the five collections in the world which makes a conscious statement.


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


El País
Not all rugs are made of wool, there are many natural fibers -such as PET plastic fiber- that have been used in their production. Among the most interesting examples is the Plastic Rivers collection.


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.


La Razón
With the aim of connecting material and people in a playful, conscious and nature-focused way, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) invited leading Spanish designers Inma Bermúdez and Moritz Krefter, Jorge Penadés and Alvaro Catalán de Ocón to create three pieces of furniture for public spaces.


Moove Mag
Taking inspiration from the traditional wooden blinds of Mediterranean towns, Álvaro Catalán de Ocón interprets wood through lighting and creates an ‘electric cloud’ for the Matadero space. Titled Nube (Cloud), the piece is made up of small pieces of wood, all the same and mechanically produced.


Arquitectura y Diseño
The Plastic Rivers rug collection featured on the list of of trendy rugs to look out for in 2023.


Arquitectura y Diseño Magazine
The Plastic Rivers rug collection featured on the list of of trendy rugs to look out for in 2023.


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, chosen as one of the 20 leaders changing the world through sustainability.


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!