Lives and Works: Philippines
Stanley Ruiz is an industrial designer and principal of Estudio Ruiz Design Consultancy – a design studio specializing in the development of products for the furniture, lighting, and home furnishings sector.
With an extensive background in craft design and production, his work explores the commonplace to bring about new meaning and interpretation to object archetypes. Born and raised in Manila, and for several years lived in Bali and New York – Stanley’s work is an amalgam of influences held together by his singular, rational approach to product design.
His works have appeared at the Museum of Arts and Design and at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. He has exhibited at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan, International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York, Maison & Objet in Paris and Singapore, Ambiente in Frankfurt, Bangkok International Gift Fair, Philippine International Furniture Show, and Manila FAME.
Stanley has been featured in a number of books, magazines, and newspapers, and received several accolades including two Katha awards, Rising Asian Talent award at Maison & Objet, Outstanding Asian Talent in Bangkok, and was hailed as an Avant Guardian by Surface magazine in New York.
Recent projects include furniture design for Areté and the Ateneo Art Gallery, sculptural pieces for Conrad Hotel Manila, collaboration with glass makers in the Czech Republic, and creative direction for the Philippine delegation at NY NOW – the biggest design show in the US.
He is currently a consultant for the Design Center of the Philippines, and the creative director in-charge for DTI’s Go Lokal! He is a faculty at SoFA Design Institute, and at the College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines Diliman.