Barro de Gast was born in the Netherlands in 1966. He completed his studies with honors in 1991 at the "Academy of Industrial Design" (A.I.V.E) in Eindhoven (Holland). As a free-lancer, he works for "Innovators in Packaging" in England, Formes Technologie Innovation ("F.T.I.") in France, and the Belgian Design Agency "Enthoven Associates". In 1993 he completed advanced training in industrial design at Milan's "Domus Academy". Following this degree he continued as a teacher at the "Domus Academy" together with Alberto Meda. Even as a student, he won several design prizes for his work: the Esaedro International Competition (Milan 1991), the Dutch Furniture Awards (1992), and Interieur '92. (Kortrijk, Belgium). Barro de Gast Barro de Gast founded his own design studio in Milan in 1995. He work extends to all areas of design: from industrial and packaging design to preliminary industrial samples and graphics. He draw inspiration for his work from different areas: the study of forms and processes, research into symbols, and the unique properties of different materials.