This month London/Tokyo based studio founded by Rodrigo Solorzano and Naoki Kawamoto - N&R Foldings - was awarded with the prestigious 2016 BORN AWARD in the category of Fashion, for their work on their futuristic bag 'Distortion' by fashion house Issey Miyake.

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ABOUT BORN - a leading market network for beautiful design products – announces the winners of its highly prestigious 2016 BORN AWARDS. The 6th annual awards ceremony, organised in partnership with Land Rover, unveiled its winners in front of the world’s leading entrepreneurs and creative talents at the L’ Apogee hotel in Courchevel, 23 March 2016. BORN has emerged as a leading market network to finance design-led businesses with a community of backers who share a passion for design, whilst supporting and nurturing creative talent.

The BORN AWARDS is a celebration of the most outstanding design and creativity from around the globe. Founded six years ago by entrepreneur Jean-Christophe Chopin, CEO of BORN, the 2016 awards program was presided over by Gerry McGovern, Chief Design Officer of Land Rover. At the event, Land Rover celebrated the global launch of its new Evoque Convertible.

 An exhibition showcase of all nominees has been on display since 12 March and more than 300 international journalists and business leaders have been on hand over this 12-day period in Courchevel.




Orlando Agudelo Botero

Monforte PR is happy to share that we will be working closely with Colombian Artist; Orlando Agudelo Botero, representing his artwork and sculptures with Interior Designers, and private clients in the UK and the US. 

b. 1946. Artist Orlando Agudelo-Botero  has sustained his artistic and philosophical dialogue in powerful paintings that reflect the artists own personal development and natural curiosity for more than twenty five years. Articulating a vision of humanity with dignity Orlando's paintings give one an enlarged sense of life, both here and hereafter. Orlando was born in the Andes Mountains of Colombia, South America in 1946 into a family of twelve. My work is a vehicle for my own self-examination,says the painter. I struggle in each and every piece to discover something about humanity and to attempt to communicate it. Creating images drawn from Orlando's psyche his deftly drawn forms radiate an uncanny aura and sensual richness which appeal to our deepest level of consciousness. Orlando A. B's recurring themes of education, family, spirituality his love of music, as well as the exploration of his Latin heritage attest to his belief in the educational and healing powers of art. Orlando's work is held in many important collections both private and public and his art is exhibited worldwide.