Viviane & Armando Design is a creative studio that believes in the power of fun and movement. It seeks to give life to the ordinary, causing the public to smile; hence, it designs bold objects with elegance and style.
Viviane Hernandez Padilla & Armando Mora Medina met as students on the first day of their BFA program in Architecture at ITESM, Campus Guadalajara, Mexico. Once they got the opportunity to work together, they realized the joy and smoothness it was to design in collaboration while complimenting each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
Furniture design began as a hobby for them. Yet, soon they realized they needed further knowledge to change the “Not possible to do” answers they were getting to “Yes, we can.” Therefore, they decided to leave all behind to get a master’s degree in Furniture and Industrial Design at SCAD. Their aim was to broaden their skills in design as much as possible.
Today the firm looks for creating authentic experiences through unexpected movement and change to bring life.
V&A Design is not merely a coincidence with the iconic V&A Museum. Viviane & Armando wish to commemorate and continue Victoria’s & Albert’s passionate story of supporting and acknowledging each other and who trusted in the power of creativity and design.