David Goncalves Rivera is a designer born in London, UK, with family roots lying in Bolivia and Portugal. First studying a foundation course at Camberwell College of Arts, he went on to study 3D Design at the same college developing his learning and creativity. David specialises in furniture designing but likes to venture into other avenues of design like product & industrial design, and likes to dabble from time to time in graphic design.
With influences from designers like Alvar Aalto and Charles & Ray Eames, David likes to work with natural materials like wood to create simple design that engages the user on a physical and emotional level. His mind doesn't seem to stop as he is constantly fixated on how everyday objects can be improved for better living and how design can have a impact on the world for a better and prosperios future.
David is also one third of the design studio YSD; a studio started by 3 university colleagues Jialu Yuan, Smriti Jain, and David Goncalves Rivera.
YSD webiste: www.ysddesign.co.uk
January 2018 - Wallpaper* Magazine's Graduate Directory 2018
July 2018 - New Designers: One Year In - Part 2
July 2017 - New Designers
June 2017 - Camberwell College of Arts Graduate Show
March 2016 - 1 Mile Radius (Community Project involving the community of Camberwell and Peckham)
May 2014 - Camberwell College of Arts Foundation Show
May 2016 - Utopian/Distopian Possibilities (Collaborative project involving 3D Design, Illustration, and Graphic Design)
May 2015 - Guerilla Gardening in Elephant & Castle (Collaborative project with guerilla gardener Richard Reynolds)