Conexus Foundation and Valencia Design Capital
Valencia will be the World Capital of Design in 2022
Valencia is a guest city at the Madrid Design Festival, with the presence of recognized companies. They exhibit about the circular economy, contemporary industry and crafts, design and art, technology or economics.
We are very proud of been selected by Xavier Giner to participate with two products at this exhibition. Our selected products are #SoulSeries2 and Multifruit.
A great opportunity to claim and show design value and its global impact at our region before we become World Design Capital in 2022.
Next 27th of June 2020 I will be sharing a round table with other experts about creativity in the economy.
Creativos/as en la economía
José González, Chief Innovation Officer de Zumex.
Cesar Taboas, Director de I+D+i de Royo Group.
Pedro López, Director General de Chocolates Valor.
Modera: Olga Broto
At Zumex, we visited CES 2020 in order to identify future trends, new technologies and start-ups.
Ftalks is an international event to discuss trends and challenges of the food ecosystem through inspiring talks, experts, foodtech startup pitches and networking.
I participated in a round table about “Trends, disruption and challenges in food ecosystem” together with other companies such as Deliveroo, El Tenedor and Basque Culinary.
Zumex Group has participated as ambassador of Innovation for the program “Consolida” organized by AJEV (Young Valencian Entrepeneurs).
Jose Gonzalez was in charge of introduce them how to “Promote Innovation in Organizations” from an executive or CEOs point of view.
“José González, responsable de Innovación y Creatividad de la empresa, el encargado de transmitir las ganas que Zumex tiene de participar en el Hackathon y su motivación no es otra que seguir avanzando.
En nuestra visita a Zumex vimos con nuestros propios ojos cómo cada detalle, cada estancia, cada espacio de sus oficinas y su planta de Moncada responde a su espíritu innovador, de mejora continua y de expansión que tiene esta compañía.
Cada vez queda menos para que los participantes conozcan el reto de Zumex y puedan ponerse a trabajar para resolverlo de forma disruptiva.”
In history, it was never so complex to develop new products. Design and develop products have been reinforced by approaching and “hybridizing” with strategic and services in order to provide greater value to the product.
Event: New product development in complex markets. Lecture.
Place: CEEI Valencia
Valencian design has been a protagonist in the European Parliamen. The main topic “the role of design in European reindustrialization”. This event was organized by Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero, ADCV and the CDICV.
Five Valencian companies Porcelanosa, Zumex, RNB Cosmetics, LZF Lamps and Actiu have intervened to explain how a strategic management of design is a driving force for thier development and have been part of their corporate succes.
José González, Director of Innovation and Creativity at Zumex, has highlighted the fundamental role played by design in the expansion of Zumex, present in a hundred of countries. I have affirmed that innovation is the main driver to its development.
I visited some organizations in California, from start-ups to top most innovative corporations, in order to discover how their offices are changing for co-creation, co-working, collaborative spaces and so on.
I was invited at Business Mindsets to talk about “Blue oceans” as business model. I had the chance of explain Zumex case and how my company started as pioneer generating a market from scratch.
Business Mindsets explores new possibilities to think and do business in innovative ways. Applying new perspectives and mindsets to existing businesses or creating new opportunities from them. The role that innovation has played in recent years in the transformation of business has led us to explore blue oceans, agile methodologies, new segments in the bottom of the pyramid, new capitals in the form of information and data, and an infinite network of relationships and perspectives with our value chain.
At Zumex we presented our tribute to Milano. Thisi is our making off video.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Sergio Elguezábal from La Once Diez Radio from Argentina to talk about my project “0+-0 assisted bicycle” for Yamaha Corporation.
Group exhibition design formed by young Spanish designers in the field of product design (furniture, household and everyday objects, musical …) and fashion. The even was held in “Centro Cultural Tegucigalpa” Honduras.
Jose González joined with his PSR-E253 designed for Yamaha.
Since 2016, Zumex is recognized as Innovative SME. The Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness recognizes our innovative character for our activity and investment of resources in this area.
Jose González has participated as guest teacher for the Master’s Degree in Research for Design and Innovation, degree awarded by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering.
The topic was about “Developing innovative products at global corporations and SME”. How to use a “Design Thinking method” through practical examples, at both middle and big corporations.
#4SCD organized by the Association of Students of Industrial Design www.aedisevilla.es have invited Jose Gonzalez to talk about “Technology, design and people” to the next generation of product and industrial designers. This event is largest congress of Industrial Design held in Andalusia (Spain) every year.
On next Wednesday May 13 at 19: 30h. Will be start the exhibition “La hora del diseño” curated by Maria Alonso in Room Amadis Youth Institute, organized by INJUVE.
You can find Cp4 Stage which I designed for Yamaha.
Sala Amadís del Injuve
C/ José Ortega y Gasset, 71. 28006 Madrid
This month, April of 2015, Proyecta56 publish my interview about working at Yamaha as Senior Designer. Proyecta 56 is a young Spanish magazine which is based on design articles, especially industrial and product design. You may find highlighted that interview on the cover and back cover. Inside 7 pages with that topic and photos of my past work.
Yamaha Corporation and Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. will present a joint project in the “Ninth Edition of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2015” from March 12 through 22.
I had the opportunity of design a electric bicycle concept for Yamaha Motor. This design is one of the products for “AH A MAY” project, where the design divisions of the two Yamahas exchanged their design fields, and, without any constraints related to production or commercialization, created designs according to each Yamaha’s method and way of thinking.
Yamaha has launched the flagship subwoofer NS-SW 1000. This design for the Japanese brand is shown in Berlin during at the IFA show. Here are the most important design features:
- Piano finish provides an elegant appearance as well as deep and tight sound
- High texture aluminium front panel and buttons
- Twisted Flare Port produces clear and tight bass
- 1,000W high power, high efficiency digital amp
- Yamaha’s advanced three-way mitered joint construction, heavy 41kg optimum resonance enclosure
- Large, heavy transformer for powerful bass
- Comprehensive low impedance design
Since Yamaha Cp4 Stage has been launched many great artists have selected this piano to play on stage. Names like Chuk Leavell who plays with the Rolling Stones, Matt Johnson from Jamiroquai, Michael W Smith, David Garfiel…
In 2010 my projects Folia and Ceronte was selected to represent Spanish design in a International design exhibition “Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne” (France). This Spanish representation is part of Living Spain Project.
En 2010 mis proyectos Folia y Ceronte fueron seleccionados entre otros para representar el diseño español en la Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne (Francia). Esta representación de España es parte de Living Spain Project.
I have debuted as coolhunter columnist for Trendhal, which is an observatory related with UPV University that collects, analyzes, filters, decodes and interprets the signals that define the current and future trends of the housing sector.
My first article has been about –The right Japanese balance (sp) – it could not be in other way.