Hernán Fretto

Industrial Designer, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires. December 2001.

Specialist in furniture design

, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism, University of Buenos Aires. December 2003.

Currently developing as independent designer in his own studio (Hernan Fretto Design Studio), providing design services to industrial manufacturers of furniture, transport, and product. The Studio also design and produce under demand furniture and special equipment.

Professor from 1999 until today, and currently Professor of Practical Work in Ergonomics (Course Mateo) of the Industrial Design career. Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Buenos Aires. Professor from 2008 until today in Concepts and Design Methods I of the Industrial Design career. Faculty of Arts, University National of Misiones. Researcher from 2005 to present survey projects, development, and ergonomic scientific validation at various universities. Professor since 2004 until now in the Degree Course in Industrial Design. School of Architecture and industrial Design in Latin America and the Caribbean. ISTHMUS Panama. Professor from 2004 until 2009 in Industrial Design and Furniture Design of the Industrial Design career. Faculty of Design and Communication, University of Palermo.


First Prize at the first National Design Biennial FADU, University of Buenos Aires. Category: Transportaion. Argentina 2013.
Special Mention. AUGUSTA chair. Promosedia International Design Competition 2006 – International Chair Exhibition. Udine, Italy 2006.
First Prize. TORINO armchairs. Natan National Design Competition. Argentina 2004.
First Prize. Inflatable thermal fluid container BOTTLY. INFLATE PVC National Product Design Competition. Design Metropolitan Center. Argentina 2004.
Third Prize. Coffee maker with double-wall JOIN. Plata Lappas Industrial Design Contest. Argentina 2004.
First Prize. OPTIMA armchairs. Santorini National Design Competition second edition. Category: Sofa. Argentina 2003.
FV Prize. PROXIMA kitchen faucet. Latin American Design Contest “El Espíritu del Cobre” Nacional Museum of Fine Arts. Argentina 2002.
Third Mención. LÁMINA chair. Santorini National Design Competition “Sentando Bases”. Argentina 2002.
Second Prize. Line of home heating INTEGRA. Rheem Design Contest. Argentina 2002.
First National Prize. BUENOS AIRES public drink fountain. Natan Young Design Competition. Argentina 2001.


He participated in several exhibitions relating to his professional work, such as Diseño en Proceso MALBA (Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires) 2008, Pasión del Fin del Mundo ARGdis Tokio 2007, Balance de Diseño Industrial 2000/2005 MAMba (Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires) 2007, Festival de Diseño de Buenos Aires Escala París 2007, International Chair Exhibition Promosedia 2006, Il Design Argentino Nuove Tendenze Roma 2004, ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) 2003 New York, Casa Foa 2003, 2006 and 2011, Expovivienda Buenos Aires 2003, Design Abroad Torino 2012, Bienal Nacional de Diseño FADU-UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires) 2013, Diseño para la Arquitectura MARQ (Museo de Arquitectura y Diseño de la Sociedad Central de Arquitectos de Buenos Aires) 2009, etc.