Xavier Tutó, KXdesigners

Multidisciplinary designer by Elisava Barcelona, convalidated studies by the University of Southampton.

During his professional trajectory, he has been collaborating with relevant architects, designers and companies of different disciplines. With a career over 20 years, he has experience in multiple design areas, as designer-engineer, project manager, researcher, professor, lecturer, and entrepreneur. Nowadays is Head of Design and Engineering team of the Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing Area in R&D at Leitat Technological Centre.

In 2004, he co-founded KXdesigners Studio; in 2009, he co-created Growthobjects, for the development of customized design and biomimetic engineering solutions through additive manufacturing. He combines his professional work with academia, being Professor at Elisava since 2009, and responsible of Digital Industry module of Master’s Degree in Industrial Design Engineering since 2018. In 2018, he becomes Research Collaborator of the TGRAF centre of the ISEC of Lisbon, doing his predoctoral studies, and he joins as Senior Researcher in R&D at Leitat Technological Centre.

“The existence of a technology by itself will not give us a solution for the ideation and development of a new product, we need to design for technology, to reach a creative solution.”

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