Silvio Tinello


Buenos Aires, Argentina
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About me

Industrial Designer, graduated from the National University of Córdoba (FAUD) - Córdoba, Argentina. Master in Sustainable Design, graduated from the University of Philadelphia - Pennsylvania, United States. Born in Patagonia (Trelew, Chubut 1982). Pioneer in biofabrication in Argentine design and in the use of Yerba Mate as a nutrient for bio fabricated materials and products. He is currently engaged in the investigation of multiple biofabrication processes, the development of materials and their application and transfer in the design of products: lighting, furniture, fashion accessories, footwear and objects). Throughout his career he has won several awards and distinctions nationally and internationally. In his beginnings as co-founder, the former UAU Studio has been distinguished as a future reference of Argentine design and has won awards as Best Object of Pure Design Fair; also better product INNOVAR Awards from the Ministry of Industry of Argentina. Crowning with the prize of the Waste Alliance of the MIT (Masachusets Institute of Technology). As well, from the School of Design Parsons The New School, of the city of New York. Among others. He has also participated in numerous national and international fairs and exhibitions Maison & Objet, Craft Design, 100% Design London, Salone del Mobile Milano, also exhibiting and lecturing at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Victoria & Albert museum and Open Cell London. In 2013 he wins a Fulbright scholarship for the Master's in Sustainable Design at PhilaU. Where he embarks in the world of biofabricacón. He continues his Biofabrication project research in an artistic / scientific residence in Genspace, the first community lab in New York. He currently works as a teacher of Sustainable Design in the Design career at the University of San Andres (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and as a teacher in the 1.11.14 hood, for the "Art in neighborhoods" program, setting precedents as the first biofabrication laboratory in vulnerable neighborhoods of the city of Buenos Aires. His early training in arts and crafts schools, his creative exploration in the creation of content for the material culture, and in the last time, his insertion in the field of scientific research as a former Fulbright scholar, make his profile as a designer marked by the intersection between science and his need to transfer them creatively through design.

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  • Design
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Photography
  • Graphic Communication
  • Material Design
  • Materials
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Product Design



9 iGCSE's A* - C, International Baccalaureate

Philadelphia University

Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • MS in Sustainable Design



MIT Waste innovation night

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • 1st prize Award - Project: "buna" - Recycle rubber furniture