Federation Member
Rafael Simoes Miranda

Rafael Simoes Miranda



Participated in which domestic and international professional associations:

ADI - Associazione per il Disegno Industriale

Engaged in professional work resume:

Product oriented design entrepreneur, since 2003 in industrial design field, specialized in watches and luxury goods, graduated at Istituto Europeo di Design, master degree in industrial design at Scuola Politecnica di Design, and advanced studies in Marketing Strategy at University of Gene?ve.

Awarded with some of the world's most important design awards including Red Dot Design Award and IDA – International Design Award, ePDA (European Product Design Award) have been a professor of watch design at IED – Milan; an entrepreneur and founder of the watch brand DWISS, a pioneering brand for exclusive watches, such as the world’s first Niobium watch.

Design and develop products for brands such as Versace, Valentino, Ferragamo, Bertolucci, Bulova, Timex, Philip watch, Hitachi, Schuster, and many others, including a limited edition watch for Sir. Richard Branson. Some publications appear in Vogue, Elle, Interni, and newspapers like O Globo and Corriere della sera.

The main achievements:

2018: ePDA – European Product Design Award

2017: ePDA – European Product Design Award (gold award)

2016: International Design award – (Bronze award)

2013: International Design award – (Silver award)

2008: Green Dot Awards, New York (Honorable Mention)

2005: Red Dot Design Award, Singapore (Winner)

2004: Targa Bonetto Design Award, Milano, (3rd Place) 2004: L'intelligenza dei Sensi, Milano (Nominee)

2001: Celina Design Contest, Rio de Janeiro (First Place)

Application to join the APDF statement:

I would be glad to compete in it to show in Asia the products I create. That for sure will be a interest and important part in my career to move forward to one of the most important markets in the world.