Research Studios, founded by Neville Brody in 1994, this week opens an office in Barcelona, its fourth international studio.
The consultancy already has branches in London, Paris, Berlin and New York.
Pablo Rovalo, previously director of US and Latin American-based Z Graphics, will take the helm at Research Studios Barcelona. Rovalo is a renowned graphic designer and typographer, and was one of the early collaborators at Research Studios London in the 1990s.
The new studio will have an active presence in Catalonia, Spain and Portugal, while expanding an existing client base in Latin America and the US.
‘Barcelona will run on the same principle shared by the Research Studios network, open collaboration between offices and designers bringing their own personal background and their cultural surround to bear on projects to create groundbreaking design solutions,’ says Brody.
‘At the forefront of both economic transformation and cultural change, Barcelona is playing an active role in Spain’s future and Research Studios will also be playing an active role in that change process,’ adds Rovalo.