Federico was born in Colombia (Bogota) in 1962.

His father was a remarkable Colombian architect famous for his skills and his intellectual circle, friend of Fernando Botero and Garcia Marques and his mother was Art Director at Image Brand in Paris. On the French side his environment was mainly artistic with his grand father Hervé Baille painter of the French Navy and his great-grandfather Henri-Paul Nenot awarded  the ‘Grand Prix de Rome’ by the French Academy of Arts  , architect of the Sorbonne and of the “Pavillon des nations In Geneva among all.

Federico has shared his life between Colombia, Spain,  France, China and has always been attracted by different cultures and their diversity in expressing various forms of art. At the age of 16 he began painting, less than 3 years later he will exhibited his first work in Rodez in 1981. He  studied Logic & Philosophy at Paris La Sorbonne University but still continued painting and designing. In 1987, as a student, he will participated in the International Lighting Fair to present his first lighting creations. He will  was  awarded with the ‘Lampe d’or’ (‘Golden Light’) . This first recognition   convinced Federico that design would be his road in life.

Federico began his career in 1987. With a wealth of this first experience behind him, he was one of the founders and CEO of the international company ‘Raison Pure’ in 1988. In 1994, Federico opened his own company the ‘Atelier Federico Restrepo’. Atelier means workshop because his belief is that the real creation can’t be made by robots nor computers only!

For more than 29 years now, as Designer and Art Director, Federico has been working for the top league brands. More than being considered as an expert in the  Design domain Federico is also very much in demand as Corporate Brand Consultant by  brands of different sectors of activities (Champagne and Spirits, Fashion and Leather Accessories,Watches and Jewelery brands…). Designing packaging, logotypes, brand visual identity are also included in his domain of competence.

Alongside his professional domain of expertise, Federico never stopped expressing his multicultural sensitivity and creativity through other channels of expression such as designing, painting, writing, photography….



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