Santiago, Chile

Partners Tamara Pérez (born in Diriamba, Nicaragua in 1981), Sebastián Rozas (born in Santiago, Chile in 1978), Guillermo Parada (born in Santiago, Chile in 1981), and Eduardo Arancibia (born in Santiago, Chile in 1980) founded the multidisciplinary design collective gt2P (great things to People) in 2009 in Santiago, Chile. Pérez, Rozas, and Parada are all trained as architects; Arancibia is a civil industrial engineer.

The quartet met during various stages of studying—either at high school, as undergrads, or while pursuing Masters degrees in Architecture at the Catholic University of Chile. In 2010, however, the architecture trio decided to put their degrees on hold, in order to focus wholeheartedly on gt2P. The studio’s practice places great emphasis on the collaborative nature of design creation, and its name refers to the studio’s conviction that people should be at the center of any design project. gt2P’s work marries digital fabrication and traditional production methods; notable designs include, among others, Shhh the Hope Keeper, a three-dimensional mural that accepts wishes written on paper from passersby, as well as Less CPP, a free-standing catenary pottery printer (both 2013).

gt2P’s work has been presented internationally at numerous events and galleries, including, among others, PAD London; Art Basel; Venura Lambrate, Milan; Rossana Orlandi, Milan; Galerie Gosserez, Paris; Galería Coletivo Amor de Madre, São Paulo; and 19 Greek Street, London.