Featured independant projects 

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TRAZO
TRAZO

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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TRAZO
TRAZO

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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3D printed functional prototypes
3D printed functional prototypes

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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TRAZO
TRAZO

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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Trazo - promoting local manufacturing
Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño 2020 elected piece

Trazo pen is the tangible representation of how the collaboration between design and local industrial workshops,can transform the local industry of emerging economies, evidencing the quality with which the local industries can produce design objects, providing economic utility to small companies, and diversifying their services.

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Aluminum CNC machined retractable pen with a micro concrete stand.

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I-Mountain
I-Mountain

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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I-Mountain detail
I-Mountain detail

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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I-Mountain detail
I-Mountain detail

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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I-Mountain
I-Mountain

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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I-Mountain
Awardee Ein und Zwanzig 2021, World´s Finest Design Talents,German Design Council.

I-Mountain is a dripper for pour over coffee extraction methods.
Inspired by Guatemalan mountainous and volcanic coffee plantations, it is casted with a high-performance polished micro-concrete (terrazzo) and aims to enhance the coffee extraction experience of  coffee shops customers.

Project in collaboration  with Icoffee Solutions Guatemala

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VÜ

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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VÜ

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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VÜ

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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VÜ

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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VÜ Lamp
Elected piece for Inédito exhibition from Design Week Mexico, CDMX 2020-2021 

​As a tribute to active volcanoes in Latin America, Vü is a decorative luminaire with a slim frame of high-performance white micro concrete, hand polished and reinforced with microfibers, incorporating exposed volcanic aggregates in the finish, contrasted with reclaimed Conacaste wood and a warm LED lighting, evoking the luminescence of a crater.

MO Lamp
MO Lamp

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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Mo Lamp detail
Mo Lamp detail

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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Mo lamp detail
Mo lamp detail

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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MO Lamp
MO Lamp

Design by Manuel Ovalle

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Mo Lamp
Elected piece for Inédito exhibition from Design Week Mexico, CDMX 2020-2021

It is a pendant luminaire cast in low-density gray micro concrete developed by the designer based on:
Crushed waste plastic, cement, sand, air injector & superplasticizer admixtures.

Exposing through polishing the colors of the plastic aggregate and contrasted with support of reclaimed conacaste wood lathed by hand.
Mo aims to demonstrate how through materials science and the experimentation of their properties is possible to introduce atypical raw materials for design applications.
CNC distribution
CNC distribution

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FLAT HOSPITAL
FLAT HOSPITAL

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FLAT HOSPITAL
FLAT HOSPITAL

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CNC distribution
CNC distribution

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Flat Hospital

The flat hospital is an RTA (ready to assemble) furniture design proposal for quick and low-cost response to temporary health centers or hospitals in Guatemala and Central America during the COVID-19 crisis.

In emerging economies, hospital infrastructure is often deficient or insufficient for the necessary medical care for its population; in emergencies, these systems with their limited services exceed their capacities. Flat Hospital aims to be adjunct support to the emergency response. The project aims to be able to transport in flat packaging to different health centers.

Maze
Maze

Movalle designed & manufactured food-grade polymer espresso tamper. (render)

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Maze
Maze

Movalle designed & manufactured food-grade polymer espresso tamper.

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Maze
Maze

Movalle designed & manufactured food-grade polymer espresso tamper. (render)

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Maze
Maze

Movalle designed & manufactured food-grade polymer espresso tamper. (render)

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MAZE 58.5 mm espresso tamper

This is an food-grade polymer based single piece barista tool for 58 millimeters espresso machine portafilters.

This product is designed to be a heavy-duty & low cost barista tamper alternative for beginner baristas and coffee enthusiasts. As well as a long-lasting option for coffee shops.

Design consultancy for Cinderfit (U.S) 
CinderFit`s Blocks
CinderFit`s Blocks

Image extracted from CinderFit`s official website.

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CinderFit`s Blocks
CinderFit`s Blocks

Image extracted from CinderFit`s official website.

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CinderFit`s Blocks
CinderFit`s Blocks

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CinderFit`s Blocks
CinderFit`s Blocks

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CinderFit Workout  

In 2021 Movalle was involved as a design consultant in the design process of CinderFit`s workout block, redesigning an existing concept and developing the manufacturing blueprints, also determining pantones and positions of the text in the five blocks.

CinderFit was launched to the market in the U.S in April 2022.

"Inspired by the classic cinder block - the basic building block that has been utilized globally since the late 1800s for the construction of houses, walls, and buildings - CinderFit's patent-pending design allows fitness enthusiasts to do 10x more exercises than a dumbbell or kettlebell, providing unrivaled total body strength and cardio training." - Extracted from CinderFit`s official website.

All rights of this project are property of Cinderfit.

This is an authorized publication.

Click here to learn more about CinderFit

Projects developed for CEMPRO(GT) 
Disclaimer: all rights of this projects are property Cementos Progreso S.A . These are authorized publications.

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Concrete 3D printing Research project (2022)  

 

Cementos Progreso Guatemala Purchased and installed the very first COBOD concrete 3D printer in Latam in early 2022. 

As industrial designer, Movalle has worked as head of design in the Research & Development Center of CEMPRO since 2019 In this flagship project.

 

Movalle is responsible for designing, 3D modeling, and G-coding each element to print. Also, he is in charge of the operation of the Bod-2 printer. As  last he participated in the development & evaluation of the cement-based 3D printable material under the leadership of the concrete & engineering research team.

This passionate Movalle is one of the first Industrial designers in Latam to design & manufacture products with a last-generation construction robotic technology.

Click here to learn more about COBOD printers.

Re-Creto Collection
Re-Creto Collection

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Rescued concrete
Rescued concrete

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Re-Creto Collection
Re-Creto Collection

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Re-Creto Collection
Re-Creto Collection

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Re-Creto
2020
It is an initiative that was born with the intention of revaluing the concrete discarded from the laboratory tests of CETEC (Technological Center and quality control laboratory of CEMPRO).
Transforming them through design into high-quality products, reducing their environmental impact, creating a business model based on sustainability that could generate profits on discarded raw materials, diversifying the Cementos Pregeso market.

 

UHPC Chair & Hexi cladding
UHPC Chair & Hexi cladding

Design & material development by Manuel Ovalle

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MOD (modular furniture) & Hexi cladding
MOD (modular furniture) & Hexi cladding

Designs by Manuel Ovalle

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UHCP Chair sketch & Ö Lamp
UHCP Chair sketch & Ö Lamp

Designs by Manuel Ovalle

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UHPC Chair & Hexi cladding
UHPC Chair & Hexi cladding

Design & material development by Manuel Ovalle

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Urban Furniture
2021 

In the Research & development center of Cementos Progreso in Guatemala, Manuel has developed urban furniture to test mixes and look for new applications of cement in the local Industrie. Some of them are:

  • UHPC Chair - Ultra-high performance concrete

    • This casted chair was designed to test the mechanical capabilities of ultra-high performance concrete with PP fibers mix also designed by  Movalle, without any steel reinforcement.​ Its thickness is 18mm.

  • MOD - Urban Modular furniture

    • Urban cast concrete module without steel reinforcement. Its design allows configuring the module in furniture, pavilions, vertical gardens, or separate urban spaces.​

  • Hexi - Cladding

    • Modular high strength concrete decoration for indoors & outdoor.​

Featured paintings
Maze Elements
Maze Elements

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Maze Fire
Maze Fire

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Maze Gray
Maze Gray

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Maze Elements
Maze Elements

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Maze
Art collection
Technique:
Crayon and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
11in x 17in