David Villalba


He studied design in Arts & Crafts, Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, California, USA) and ESDI CEU, where he specialized and graduated with a master’s degree in transportation design.
He has been working in the field of professional lighting for decades as lighting designer, technical director, and industrial designer, collaborating with numerous companies and organizations, such as Valencia Palace Hotel, Porcelanosa, Boluda Corporación Marítima, Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España, Antares Iluminación (Flos Architectural), Swarovski Iluminación and Alfa Romeo’s Advanced Design Studio (Milan). He has also lectured about technical lighting, the impact of lighting on cultural artworks, and transportation design. Through this extensive experience, he has gained profound understanding of light and its perception by users, as well as expertise in light sources and lighting technologies.
The main focus of his designs is on balancing emotional connection created by aesthetics and functionality brought by technical advances. He is also interested in production process, where learning the limits of current technologies, identifies problems, and provides functional and creative design solutions.