André Ricard (Barcelona, 1929) is a pioneer of industrial design in Spain and has made a decisive contribution to the social and business development of this discipline.
Self-taught, in the fifties he traveled to the US and met Raymond Loewy, who introduced him to ICSID, of which he would become vice president. Founder of the FAD, he has developed an intense activity in organizations and schools of design and as a theoretician and writer.
His projects have pursued the functional improvement of a wide variety of everyday objects: containers, household utensils and electrical appliances and lighting, among others. Many of his designs have become protagonists of everyday object life in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and in the 1990s he became known to the general public through the design of the Olympic torch for the Barcelona 92 Olympics.