Marta Ríos is a designer and based in Rotterdam. Her work sits at the intersection between .

She recently from the Social Design master’s program at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Her graduation project, titled “A Designer Walks Into ”, it’s been successfully acclaimed by her grandmother Charito.

Her practice explores design as a form of comedy. In an environment where designers are conditioned to portray themselves as , Marta’s work questions this by shifting the viewer’s attention to the flaws in an object's making and its makers.

Marta’s current fascinations are kites, GIF’s and . She is also one half of design-critique-turned-design-comedy duo The Ironing Board.


MA Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Product Design and Communication Design
Erasmus+ at School of Form
Poznan, Poland

Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering
at Universidad de Zaragoza
Zaragoza, Spain


[April - March, 2021]
"Moving in Stasis" | Het Niuewe Instituut
Rotterdam, Netherlands

[October, 2020]
"GS20 Graduation Show" | Virtual Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven, Netherlands

[April – March, 2020]
Data collection & Field research assistant at
” | Baltan Laboratories
Eindhoven, Netherlands

[October - December, 2019]
"You Will Not Be" | Het Niuewe Instituut
Rotterdam, Netherlands

[March - September, 2019]
"You Will Not Be" | Triennale Milan (Broken Nature) Milan, Italy

[June -  October, 2017]
Internship at Precious Plastic (V3)
Helmond, Netherlands

[March, 1996]
First design

[July, 1994]
A designer is born


Mark’s Gijs Bakker Award forExcellence
in Design Research