Gabriel Teixidó was born in 1947 in Barcelona. Trained at the Escuela de Artes Aplicadas y Oficios Artísticos in Barcelona, he set up as a freelance in 1970 and since then he has not stopped working on new projects.
He defines himself as a designer who is “quite” industrial, and is not influenced by fashions. His way of working alone results in austere designs far removed from formal exhibitionism. This discretion and efficiency has made him a perennial survivor on the Spanish industrial design scene.
Teixidó has a special ability to turn his designs into commercial successes: “what interests me is that my designs are useful, that people feel comfortable with them, that they are helpful”.