Doel Fresse

Doel Fresse is a Puerto Rican designer currently based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico and has a Master’s Degree from Parsons School of Design in New York. Doel has worked on international architecture projects from New York to Mexico City and has recently ventured into furniture and objects design. Because he is educated as an architect, Doel’s work balances in the boundaries between art, design and architecture. Themes in his work are based on observations of daily life, context and memory. His work has been showcased at various international design forums, including Wanted Design NYC, as part of the Design in Puerto Rico collective in 2013, and the Ibero American Design Biennial (BID 2012), where his project "Revuelo" won first prize in the "Space" category. Doel is among Puerto Rico’s most experienced and awarded designers; he has received First Prize honors at such local competitions as GET, hosted by the Puerto Rico National Gallery and the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (2102) and the Bici-Rack Design Competition (2012). Doel was also a United States Artist Fellowship nominee (2012).