About Rodrigo Torres
As a graduate student at the prestigious Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, Rodrigo Torres discovered a connection
between his Latin American cultural and modernist design influences and the school's emphasis on design as
storytelling. Torres' diverse portfolio of products, from Landscape Forms' Torres lights to smart faucets,
furniture, pencil sharpeners, and toys, reflects a design imprint that marries the whimsical with the rational.
The honest, sleek aesthetic of Torres' products pays tribute to another great influence in his life, Italian
designer Stefano Giovannoni, with whom he studied and worked. Design by Rodrigo Torres was founded in 2004, and
while Torres works with clients around the world, his studio remains in his native Colombia. He has collaborated
on award-winning designs with companies including Alessi, Poliform, Oras, Cassina IXC, Nike, Microsoft,
Domodinamica, and Potocco. In 2016, Torres received the Red Dot Award for Il Bagno Alessi SENSE smart faucets by
Oras and the Lapiz de Acero design award in 2005, 2008, and 2016. Torres' work has been recognized in
publications and exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., and his design influence is expanding through his
role as a visiting professor and project leader in Domus Academy's Product and Interactive Design Program and as
a visiting professor at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Turin.
Torres area lights are a beautiful complement to urban landscapes and traditional and contemporary architecture, improving, but not altering, the composition. The advanced LED array and optic design provides warm white light with superior visibility, high color rendering, minimal glare, and full cut-off. Area lights are available in two sizes, 36 and 56 LED configurations, and with four light outputs, two drive currents, three distributions, and a clear or diffused lens for a variety of applications. Single and dual luminaires mount on 12', 16', 20' and 25' pole heights. Luminaires mount at any height along the pole; dual luminaires can also be mounted back to back. Tenon-mounted luminaires can be fit to existing poles. Torres lights are cast aluminum and offered in a full color palette finished with Landscape Forms proprietary Pangard II HAPS, VOC, and lead-free polyester powdercoat.