Rafael Antía is a product designer of furniture and accesories from Montevideo, Uruguay.
In constant search of a correct solution to the function of objects, and the emotional and physycal role they play in people´s lives and their environment, he is inspired by the aesthetic and communicational character of products.
His designs are characterized by simplicity of creative solutions and constructive details, the noble materials and their finishes, thus making them protagonists in the home, in coexistence with the people who live there. Rafael seeks to provoke an emotional response in users with his designs, strengthening the bond that exists between them.
Since 2013, when he co-founded Sámago, a Uruguayan furniture design company, where he worked as director and head designer until the end of 2017, his designs have been recognized at many fairs and competitions locally and internationally.
Nowadays Rafael works independently, operating his own design studio, offering bespoke furniture solutions and collaborations with other designers from Uruguay and the world.