Fernando Rivero
Product and furniture designer

Fernando Rivero Sosa was born in 1986 in Mexico City, where he studied Industrial Design at the Universidad Iberoamericana, earning him his BA title in Industrial Design. His first approach with design on a professional scale came early when this thesis project won the first place price at the Mexican Microsoft Imagine Cup award. Later on, Fernando decided to focus his creative work in furniture and interior design. He joined the design and development team of the prestigious Mexican furniture brand Pirwi, where he developed new products and branches for the company.

In 2015 he launched his own design studio called Fernando Rivero Design Office. A design consultancy specializing in furniture and product design. His studio works mainly in furniture and object design and has collaborated with brands like, Artelinea and Pirwi. In 2016 he co-founded HUMO, a contemporary furniture design studio based in Mexico City. Fernando Rivero's work has been showcased in the International Furniture Fair of Guadalajara México, Wanted Design in New York City and in the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City as part of the Territorio Creativo: Inedito for the 2016 and 2017 editions of Mexico's Design Week.

Fernando received the mention bien for his studies in the Master in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

CV / Resume:


2021 - Started working @ Studio Urquiola - Milan, IT
2021 - Creative consultancy for Bottega Veneta - Milan, IT
2021 - Part of La Prairie Virtual exhibition -, CH
2020 - Mention bien in MAS in Design for Luxury @ ECAL - Renens, CH
2019 - First Place @ Innovation by Design Challenge - Renens, CH
2019 - Started MAS in Design for Luxury @ ECAL - Renens, CH
2017 - Part of Mexican Design Pavilion @ Wanted Design, NYC
2017 - HUMO exhibited in Atalaya Design Fair - MX
2017 - Planck table @ Design House, DWMX - MX
2017 - HUMO exhibited in Territorio Creativo, DWMX - MX
2016 - Fernando Rivero exhibited in Territorio Creativo - MX
2016 - HUMO exhibited in Territorio Creativo - MX
2016 - HUMO's first collection launched in Artelinea - MX
2016 - Co-founded HUMO - MX
2015 - Exhibited in Expo Mueble Internacional Guadalajara - MX
2015 - Finalist @ Dimueble 2015 - MX
2015 - First Place @ Rigoletti/Subaru Contest
2012 - Started working @ Pirwi - MX
2011 - Graduated from BA in Industrial Design @ IBERO - MX
2011 - Brain project Finalist @ Iniciativa México - MX
2011 - Brain project part of Microsoft Imagine Cup - NYC
2011 - Brain project wins Microsoft Imagine Cup México -MX
2008 - Finalist at Premio Promesas México - MX
2006 - First Place @ Concurso Espacio Digital, IBERO - MX

*I also sometimes draw cars