Federico Otero is an Industrial and Interactive Designer from Latin America. Otero started his career as a designer in Lima, then moved to the US and continued his studies at Purdue University. After working for several years as a lead designer for Delta Faucet Company and Brizo, and as a freelance designer for Marcus Koepke’s Design Studio. Afterdecideding to further his education at Domus Academy in Milan earning his Masters in Interactive Design, Otero’s design talent took him to Switzerland where he was designing watches for Tag Heuer.
Currently he is freelancing in diverse design areas. Most recently he obtained the Interior Innovation Design Award from the German Design Council for his fireplace line designed for Cocoon Fires featured here. He has exhibited in the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum as a result of being one of the ten finalists chosen worldwide in the New York City Bicycle Rack Design Competition. He was also selected to represent Latin America as one of the designers for BID 2008, the first Ibero American Design Biennale that took place in Madrid.