Bio

The Danish Designer

Gabriel Nigro was born in Montevideo, Uruguay on the 18th of August 1974. Son of an Argentinian father and an Uruguayan mother. Nigro comes from an intellectual environment background, surrounded by his famous artistic family, among them his artistic painter father and uncle Jorge & Adolfo Nigro and for not to mention spending a great amount of hours in José Gurvich's atelier in his birth neighborhood El Cerro, Montevideo.

The hectical political situation in the 70ties forced Gabriel to move around so at the age of 7 he had lived in Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro during that period he had privilege of meeting many strong artistic personalities from that decade in Latin America.

Nigro encounters
"Every time I enter a room that smells of turpentine, it sends me back in time to my childhood in the ateliers where I was playing".

The hectical political situation in the 70ties forced Gabriel to move around so at the age of 7 he had lived in Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro during that period he had privilege of meeting many strong artistic personalities from that decade in Latin America.

Nigro encounters
"Every time I enter a room that smells of turpentine, it sends me back in time to my childhood in the ateliers where I was playing".

Life or as Nigro says "Destiny, took me to a very nice place far away called Copenhagen Denmark".
Growing up in Denmark was a challenge at the same time exciting, This big cultural change where Nigro now was surrounded by the Danish design culture that is opposite from where he is from, with names like Arne Jacobsen that have putted his design mark all around the city of Copenhagen gave Nigro a new perspective to design. Nigro says

"Growing up in Denmark gave me a new way to think design and art, from the colorful and playful Latino style to the clean, functional and timeless Scandinavian style".

The Traveler heart

did not stop him here as the famous quote from H.C. Andersen says "Life is to travel" so at the age of 20 he studied one year of college in Atlanta Georgia, USA and since that he has been all around the world and have seen, lived and tasted many cultures from all levels as one of his tattoos states on his arm
Everything I seen made me everything I am""

Business and marketing

His College business and marketing education, life experiences and his family legacy have all influenced him and is reflected in his work as a designer but his passion for Hip Hop has a major impact and influence on both his life and work as Nigro share the same life factors as an independent self-taught designer, that had to struggle his way up through the design and fashion industry By the motto “imagination is stronger than knowledge” he forces his ideas through, from sketches on a napkin to a stylish product.

Gabriel's debut masterpiece Woofy was launched in 2007. It became a huge success and resulted in him being top nominated at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum People’s Design Award. Being categorized, as a product designer did not stop him from entering the fashion world, his creative, fearless and daring personality contributed in giving him the courage to launch his denim line Chick with Guns along with Victoria Secret’s top model May Andersen in 2009. The lights got exposed even more on Gabriel's career. The recognition Nigro received both as a product and fashion designer made his name shine throughout the design industry, making several brands longing to do a collaboration using his name, among them was the Danish Shoe brand Shoe Shi Bar where he designed a limited edition collection. Gabriel launched in 2013 the Concorde suspension lamp and the Concorde lamp became Shortlisted at the International Product Design Awards, and one of the participants at the Red Dot awards. The New York based publisher Harper Collins have Nigro featuring in their new book Star Product Designers by author Irene Alegre.

Like old blue eyes, “ I did it my way” could not describe Nigro better

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