Estela + Nereo Associates describes itself as a young design studio based in Barcelona, but its founders are obviously talking about their point of view rather than the amount of time they’ve been in business given the large number of products that make up their portfolio. Established by Ferran Estela and Nereo Delgado, the duo does bring a youthful vibe and a love of technology to the task of designing within the dynamic open studio environment they have created. Ferran Estela was born in Barcelona, where he attended and graduated from Elisava School of Design and Engineering with a degree in industrial design. Afterwards, broadening his understanding of Italian design was a turning point for the “Renaissance man,” who earned his master’s degree from the Domus Academy in Milan. In 1992, he began creating products for a steady stream of leading companies that include Santa & Cole, Metalarte and Perobell. He is intent on exploring the artistic, cultural and emotional aspects of design, and to boil them down into a determinant freshness.