Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States’ culture, history, and achievements. It is also an opportunity to highlight the influence of Hispanic culture in various industries, including the commercial design industry. From architecture to interior design, Hispanic designers have made significant impacts and left lasting legacies.  

One influential Hispanic designer is Ricardo Scofidio, a renowned architect known for his groundbreaking designs that blur the boundaries between art and architecture. Scofidio’s projects, such as the High Line in New York City, have transformed urban spaces and reimagined how we interact with the built environment. 

Another influential figure is Patricia Urquiola, a Spanish-born designer known for her eclectic and avant-garde furniture designs. With her bold use of colors, patterns, and unconventional materials, Urquiola has pushed the boundaries of conventional commercial design and created spaces that are both functional and visually stunning.  

These and many other Hispanic designers have not only contributed to the commercial design industry but have also inspired future generations to embrace their cultural heritage and infuse it into their creative work. Their stories serve as a reminder of the power of diversity and inclusion in design and the importance of celebrating Hispanic heritage in the industry.