Robert Stadler named Designer of The Year at MADE São Paulo

June 2018

Robert Stadler has been announced as this year's Designer of the Year at the MADE collectible design fair, taking place in São Paulo from 26 June to 1 July.

Stadler (b. 1966 in Vienna) was chosen for his multi-disciplinary approach to design, as well as his curatorial accolades and visual arts background.

'Working at the intersection of design, the visual arts, and curatorial practice, Robert Stadler uses design to question social issues and imagine new ways of conceiving objects,' said the organisers.

The theme of this year's event is Machine Art after Philip Johnson – inspired by an MoMA exhibition held in 1934 where industrially produced objects were displayed as works of art.


Stadler (b. 1966 in Vienna) was chosen for his multi-disciplinary approach to design, as well as his curatorial accolades and visual arts background

'Stadler's selection as Designer of the Year acknowledges this combined practice as a contemporary extension of Johnson’s influential exhibition,' said the organisers.

On June 28 at 5pm Robert Stadler will give a conference at MADE’s platform of talks. A studio reconstitution on display will allow to enter the designer’s creative universe.

MADE will be held from 26 June 1 July 2018, at the Biennial Pavilion, designed by Oscar Niemeyer in Parque Ibirapuera.

Robert Stadler studied design at the IED in Milan and at the National School of Industrial Design (ENSCI) in Paris where he cofounded the Radi Designers group in 1992. Since 2000, he lives and works in Paris.



Stadler's solo show, Airspace at Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Stadler curated Vitra's Typecasting exhibition at this year's Milan Design Week
Projects by Isamu Noguchi and Robert Stadler were presented alongside each other in an exhibition titled Solid Doubts