Gonzalo Milà (Barcelona, 1967) started working in his father’s studio in 1988 while he was still studying his Bachelor of Architecture. While working in small-scale projects which allowed him to control the whole process, he developed a taste for industrial design and so he enrolled in Elisava College. In 1994, he set up the design studio Inés-Milà with Juan Carlos Inés giving birth to pieces like the therapeutic lounger Tutombas Pranha, the stone chairs Sillarga and Sicurta, the Teula bottle rack and the Balensiya rocking chair. Later he founded with Miguel and Micaela Milà the studio Milà Diseño. Some of their most remarkable projects are the refurbishment of an apartment in Gaudi’s Casa Milà on display for guided tours and Rama, a streetlight that was awarded the ADI-FAD Delta de Plata in 2001.
In 1999, he joined the Urban Division of Santa & Cole in order to develop new products. Since 2001 he leads his own studio where he produces street furniture, lighting, accessories and projects promoting the integration of wildlife into the city. He collaborates with companies like Santa & Cole, Escofet, Bover and Viabizzuno, among others.