Rosario Hurtado and Roberto Feo are the Post Disciplinary studio EL ULTIMO GRITO. Founded in 1997, their studio is currently based in London. El Ultimo Grito’s work continuously researches our relationships with objects and culture. The studio’s output is across a multitude of platforms for an range of international clients, museums and organizations including Magis, Lavazza, Matadero Madrid, Marks & Spencer, Figueras, UNO, LABORAL, Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, British Airways, Claudio Buziol Foundation, the Sorrell Foundation and Victoria & Albert Museum. Their work is in the permanent collections of MoMA in New York, Stedelijk in Amsterdam and the V&A in London.

In 2010 they founded SHOPWORK and POI an independent publishing, research, education and design platform.

Rosario Hurtado was born in Madrid in 1966. She read Economics at Alcala de Henares University in Madrid, before moving to London in1989 where she studied Cabinet Making at the London College of Furniture and completed her BA in Industrial Design at Kingston University. She has been a principal lecturer at the Design Department of Goldsmiths University in London since 1999 and is currently co-runs the Space and Communications at HEAD-Genève. Prior to this Rosario co-directed Platform 8, Design Products at The Royal College of Art and has been Guest Professor at HfBK in Hamburg.

Roberto Feo was born in London in 1964 but grew up in Madrid, Spain. He read Sociology and Social Anthropology at Complutense Univesrsity in Madrid, before moving to London in 1990. He studied Furniture Design at the London College of Furniture followed by an MA in Furniture Design at The Royal College of Art. He currently co-runs the Space and Communication at HEAD-Gen
ève. He has been a principal lecturer at the Design Products Department at The Royal College of Art in London since 1999 and co-directed Platform 10. He is also a Senior Design Research Fellow at Kingston University. 


Clients and Commissions

MATADERO Madrid (SP), UNO Design (SP), POINT (SP), PLUST (IT), Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia (SP), LABORAL Centro de Arte (SP), Arturo Alvarez (SP), British Airways (UK), FIAT (IT), B-SIGN (SP), BAT (UK), Artwise (UK), Magis (IT), Marks & Spencer (UK), West London Academy (UK), Nola (SW), Abet Laminati (IT), Bloomberg (UK), Mathmos (UK), Selfridges (UK), Victoria & Albert Museum (UK), Natural History Museum (UK), Present Time (NL), Trico (JP), Griffin (UK), Lavazza (IT), Punt Mobles (SP), Wireworks (UK), Style (JP).


Awards and Competitions

2013 London Design Medal @ London Design Festival 

2010 RED DOT Award for Lighting: GUAU lamp for Arturo Alvarez (SP)

2009 Shortlisted Finalist ‘DESIGNS OF THE YEAR’ with the ‘composite bench’ for UNO (SP) @ Design Museum, London, UK

2008 Shortlisted Finalist ‘DESIGNS OF THE YEAR’ with ‘100m Bench’ installation at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain @ Design Museum, London, UK

2006 RED DOT International Design Award _ Mathmos (UK) ‘Grito’ Lamp

2005 Stanley Picker Design Research Fellowship, London, UK

2005 Arts Council Project Fund Award (UK)

2004 Shorlisted Finalist Jerwood Applied Arts Prize (UK)

2001 Shorlisted Finalist Design Week Architecture and Interior Design Awards for ‘Griffin Shop’ in Portobello Rd, London, UK

2001 Shorlisted Finalist FX International Architecture and Interior Design Awards for ‘Griffin Shop’ in Portobello Rd, London, UK

2000 Peugeot Design Award in Furniture: Winner  with ‘What Comes Down Must Come Up’ laundry basket for Hidden (Nl)

1999 Blueprint/ 100% Design Award Winner with ‘Good Morning Moneypenny’ for EUG (UK)

1999 Peugeot Design Award Furniture Category Winner with ‘Mind the Gap’table for Punt Mobles (SP)

1998 Blueprint/ 100% Design Award Winner with ‘Mind The Gap# table for Punt Mobles (SP)

1997 Blueprint/ 100% Design Award Winner with ‘Miss Ramirez’ chair edition for EUG (UK)


Public Collections

Shanghai Museum of Glass, Shanghai, 2013

Museum of Art and Design (MAD) New York, 2012

MoMA, New York 2008

Kulturehusset, Stockholm, Sweden 2005

Manchester Art Galleries, Manchester 2002

Victoria & Albert Museum Collection, London 2001 & 2011

Röhsska Museet, Sweden 2000

Crafts Council, London 1999

British Council, London 1999

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 1999

Science Museum, London, 1998


Selected Exhibitions

2013 Keep It Glassy @ Shanghai Museum of Glass (collective) 

2012 Glasstress @ MAD, Museum of Art and Design, NYC - Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut (collective)

2011 Curious Minds @ Israel Museum, Jerusalem (collective)

2011 Escape Into The Upper Air @ Spring Projects, London (solo)

2011 Power of Making @ Victoria & Albert Museum, London (collective)

2011 Design. Halt. Kunst. Curated by C. Smith and C. Büschbell. Galerie Neumeister, Munich, Germany (collective)

2011 Crafts Council Breath Taking: New Wave in British Glass Blowing @ Bilston Craft Gaallery, Bilston, UK (collective)

2011 Loaded @ Spring Projects, London UK (collective)

2010 Freak Show @ HELMRINDERKNECHT Gallery, Berlin, Germany (collective)

2010 Sitting and Looking @ Innovative Craft, Edinburgh, UK (collective)

2010 El Ultimo Grito: DIALOGUES @ Aram Gallery, London, UK (solo)

2010 Archimovil_Matadero Madrid @ ARCO Madrid, spain

2009 Biennale of Architecture Bordeaux INSIDERS @ Arc en Rêve, Bordeaux, France (collective)

2009 Super Contemporary @Design Museum, London (project commission)

2009 Conceptual Substance @ Appel Gallery, Berlin (collective)

2009 NULLPUNKT at MARTa Herford Museum, Herford, Germany

2009 NOWHERE NOW HERE @ Laboral Centro de Arte, Gijon, pain (collective)

2008 EL ULTIMO GRITO New Work @ Appel Gallery, Berlin, Germany (solo)

2008 ‘Sitting Structure’ Installation @ Bombay Saphire Gallery, DMY, Berlin, Germany

2008 H100 @ RB-BRUM Reijkiavik, Iceland (collective)

2008 ‘NOWASTEEUR’ installation and video performance @ ARCO, Ifema, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2008 Happy End @ Circulo de Bellas Artes en Madrid, Spain (collective)

2007 ‘100m Bench’ installation @ La Casa Encendida  Caja Madrid Foundation, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2007 ‘MACROS’ installation @ ARCO, Ifema, Madrid Spain (solo)

2007 Make Believe @ Palau de la Musica, Valencia, Spain (solo)

2006 Tagged #7 El Ultimo Grito @ Casa dos Campas, Fundacion Maria Martinez Otero & Xunta of Galicia, Pontevedra. (solo)

2006 Open Your Mind @ Museum Minguzini, Milano, Italy (collective)

2006 TALKING CITIES The Micro Politics of Urban Space @ ENTRY06, Essen, Germany

2006 Make Believe @ Barnsley Art & Design Center, Barnsley UK (solo)

2006 Make Believe @ Stanley Picker Gallery, London UK (solo)

2005 Import – Export (British designers working with foreign companies) @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

2005 My World, New Crafts @ Experimenta Design 2005, Lisbon, Pt (collective)

2005 Extra Ordinary @ Kulturehusset, Stockholm, Sweden (collective)

2005 Sit @ Geffrey Museum, London, UK (collective)

2004 Jerwood Prize @ Crafts Council, London UK (collective)

2004 Brilliant @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (collective)

2004 Import – Export (British designers working with foreign companies)  @ touring exhibition in Asia by British Council. Starting British Council New Dheli, India

2003 Digital Print: a new generation of surfaces @ Milan Trienale, It. (collective)

2003 Objetar @ FAD convento de los Angeles, Barcelona, Spain  (collective)

2003 El Ultimo Grito the evolution will not be televised @ Castlefield Gallery, Manchester (solo) 

2002 El Ultimo Grito: 2001 una odisea en el espacio @ Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2001-2003  Great Expectations Exhibition (Curated by The Design Council) @ New York Festival Grand Central Terminal, New York, USA then eight-city tour of North America and Canada finishing in Los Angeles at the end of 2002. Extended to Shangai, Tokyo, Melbourne and Sydney. (collective)

2001 An Industry of One: Designer-Makers in Contemporary Britain @ Crafts Council, London, UK (Collective)

2001 Home Sweet Home. A touring exhibition by The British Council @ Kulturhuset, Stockholm; Copenhagen, Denmark (collective)

2001 DRIVE IN, Cologne, Germany (Collective)

2000 Six Moments @ Design Museum, London, London (collective)

2000 el ultimo grito @ Garage Regium, Madrid, Spain (solo)

2000 Torino Bienale of Art, Torino. Italy (collective)

1999 - 2000 Material World @ Design Museum. London, UK (collective)

1999 - 2000 A Grand Design, @ the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK  (collective)

1999 Lost and Found, a touring exhibition by The British Council (Collective)

1999 El Ultimo Grito presents: British Weather Attracts Strange Visitors @ Lighthouse. Glasgow, UK (solo)

1999 Stealing Beauty @ Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). London, UK (collective)

1998 El Ultimo Grito @ Trico, Tokyo, Japan (solo)

1998 Form and Function @ Generous Miracles Gallery. New York, USA (collective)



Prototype Site: Space, Body, Object commissioned by Claudio Buziol Foundation and Replay, 2010

NOWASTEUR commissioned by ARCO, ifema, 2008

Diseno de Sobra commissioned by Basurama and the Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 2008

El Ultimo Grito en La Casa Encendida commissioned by La cas Encendida, Caja Madrid Foundation, Madrid 2007

British Weather Attracts Strange Visitors: el ultimo grito commissioned by The Lighthouse,1999


Books > Authored texts

SHIPS NOT  SHELTERS POI (Rosario Hurtado, Roberto Feo, Stuart Bannocks and Mike Patrick)  published by Shopwork, London. ISBN 978-1-4507-8151-0

CATALOGO MARISCAL en LA PEDRERA, Roberto Feo & Rosario Hurtado, published by Catalunya Caixa, Barcelona, 2010

EL ULTIMO GRITO: ABANDON ARCHITECTURES, Roberto Feo & Rosario Hurtado, published by NAME, 2010, Miami USA. ISBN 978-0-9840566-2-0

NULLPUNKT edited by Max Borka. Published by MARTa Herford, Herford, 2009. ISBN 0-7148-4399-7 Chapter ‘TROUSERS IN SOCKS’

NOWHERE/NOW/HERE Exploring New Lines of Investigation in Design  edited by Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado. Published by Laboral, Gijon 2008. ISBN 978-84-612-6674-6 . ‘Interview with curators’ written by Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado with Professor Catherine McDermott. ‘Group Introductions’ written by Roberto Feo, Rosario Hurtado and Diego Sanmartin.

DESIGNS FOR ALL edited by Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado. Published by Optima, Madrid 2008. ISBN 978-84-691-3870-0. ‘Introduction’ written by Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado.

RESTYLING edited by Virginio Briatore. Published by Castelvecchi, Rome, 2000. ISBN 88-8210-186-X


Book > Selected Features

21 Designers for Twenty-first Century Britain, Gareth Williams, V&A Publishing, London, 2012. ISBN-978-1-85177-678-8

Glasstress New Art from the Venice Biennales, Adrianno Berengo, Skira Editores, Italy, 2012. ISBN-978-88-572-1406-1

Bravos: Groundbreaking Spanish Design, Juli Capella, published by AECID, Madrid, Spain, 2010

Qu’est-Ce Que LE DESIGN Aujourd’hui? Beaux Arts, Directeur de la redaction et redacteur en chef: Fabrice Bousteau; published by Beaux Arts Editions, Paris, France, 2009

Modern Furnitur: 150 years of design, Fremdkorper, publishe by Ullman Publishing, Germany, 2009

Nullpunkt edited by Max Borka. Published by MARTa Herford, Herford, 2009

NOWHERE/NOW/HERE Exploring New Lines of Investigation in Design edited by Roberto Feo and Rosario Hurtado. Published by Laboral, Gijon, 2008

Happy End. 10 Procesos de Diseno CBA. Published by Circulo de Bellas Arts de Madrid, 2008

ArtifactVictor Cheun. Published by Victionary_Viction:Workshop Limited, China, 2007

FurnishSophie Lovell. Published by Gestalten, Berlin, 2007

International Design Yearbook, 2007, edited by Patricia Urquiola, Lawrence King, London, 2007

Estimados ObjetosBelen Feduchi, Luz Sanchez y Elias Torres. Published by BD Editiciones, Madrid 2007

The Furniture Machine. Furniture Since 1900, Gareth Williams. Published by Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2006

Point of Purchase, Marta Serrats. Published by Harper Collins Publishing, New York, 2006

100 New Designs by Jennifer Hudson. Laurence King, London, 2006

Talking Cities, the Micro Politics of Urban Space by F.Ferguson & Urban Drift. Published by Birkhauser, Berlin, Germany, 2006

Designers on Design by Max Fraser & Terence Conran. Published by Conran Octopus, London, 2005

OFFjetos by Oscar Guayabero. Published by Adjuntament de Barcelona and Actar, 2005

Joinedupdesignforschools by John & Frances Sorrell. Published by Merrell London-New York, 2005

International Design Yearbook 2004.  Marcel Wanders. Lawrence King, London, 2004 

Collydoscope by Nigel Coates. Published by Lawrence King, London, 2004 

New London Interiors by Kieran Long. Published by Merrell. London-New York, 2004

ExtaCity by Nigel Coates. Published by Lawrence King, London, 2003

The Coffee Table Coffee Table Book Published by BlackDog Publishing, London, 2003

Objetar compiled by Martin Ruiz de Azua, published by FAD, Barcelona, 2003

What Is Design Today? By George H. Marcus, published by Harry N Abrams Publishers, New York, 2002

Spoon,  (10 curators, 100 designers, 10 design classics). Published by Phaidon Press, London, 2002 

Creative Island, by John Sorrell, Laurence King Publishers ltd, London, 2002

The Eco Design Handbook, by Alastair Faud-Luke, Taschen, London, 2002 

Designing the 21st Century, by Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Taschen, Köln, 2001

Industry of One, David Redhead, Published by the Craft Council, London, 2001

6M Six moments, 2000, Design Museum London, 2000

Wild Things. The Material Culture of Everyday Life Judy Atfield. Published by Berg-New York, 2000

Big Torino 2000 Biennale arte emergente, Edicioni Lindau, Italy, 2000

100 Years of Royal College of Art , curator Claire Caterall. Published by RCA, London. 1999

British Design, Penny Sparke, published by Howard, 1999

International Design Yearbook, 2000, Lawrence King, London, 2000

Designer Know How Book, Anne McKevitt, Published by BBC Worldwide, London, 1999 

Lost and Found, Critical Voices in New British Design, Birkhäuser / The British Council, 1999

Stealing Beauty, British design Now, edited by Claire Catterall and Published by the ICA, London, 1999