Emiliano Godoy is a Mexican industrial designer, working for over 20 years in applied sustainability projects. According to Godoy, design should be used as a tool for generating positive changes in society and the environment. His vision states: “We believe in design as a way to change unsustainable patterns into sustainable innovations.”
Godoy studied at Pratt Institute’s graduate program (New York, 2004), and received his BA in industrial design from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City, 1997). Today he runs the Emiliano Godoy firm, which specializes in green design, producing interiors, architecture, exhibitions, lighting as well as material development projects. The lab’s international client list includes Nouvel Studio, Lamosa, Nanimarquina, Masisa, Shaw, Comex, Gustavo Gili and Tecnotabla.
Godoy is also a partner of design studios Tuux, Muta Climbing and Vissio, and a board member of the Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, an open-source design festival in Mexico City. For his design work he has received numerous awards, such as eleven Designpreis nominations (Frankfurt, 2011, 2014 and 2015); three Good Design Awards (Chicago, 2009, 2012); two awards at the National Design Biennial (Mexico City, 2001, 2007); and a Conduit Award (New York, 2005).
In 2011 his Knit Chair was included in the permanent collection of MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York). In 2015 his Pedro and Pablo bowls were included in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (New York).
Godoy also teaches industrial design at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) and leads workshops about design and sustainability at events and campuses around the world.