JORGE PENSI DESIGN STUDIO was established in 1984. Since then the studio has consolidated its position as a global point of reference for contemporary design. Its minimalist and expressive designs have received numerous prizes and awards. Some of its first products, such as the Toledo chair or the Regina lamp, have since become Spanish design icons. In 1997, Jorge Pensi was awarded the National Design Prize by the Ministry of Industry and Energy and the BCD Foundation for outstanding professional achievement. If there is one thing which defines Jorge Pensi Design Studio’s products, it is their timelessness. They constantly seek a balance between poetry and realism, material and space, abstraction and emotion. The aim is to create as many sensations as possible with as few resources as possible, challenging the usual logic in order to establish whether or not it is possible to create something new.
PETER MALY is a well known architect and interior designer from Hamburg. Born 1936, he specialises in furniture collections, trade fair architecture, store designs, showroom and store concepts. Characteristic of Maly’s work is the love of geometric shapes and his striving for clarity, functionality and timelessness.
Luisa Battaglia was born in Brescia, Italy in 1963. Battaglia graduated in architecture from the Milan Polytechnic in 1987. From 1990, Battaglia began working with Scab Group, which hosts designers of international acclaim. Luisa Battaglia’s organic chair designs make use of bright colors and novel forms, informed by her background in architecture.
HARALD GUGGENBICHLER is a qualified carpenter and designer, while Heike Guggenbichler graduated from Vienna University where she studied marketing and advertising. Together they form Guggenbichler Design – a company specializing in the balance of quality materials, functionality and aesthetics. Harald Guggenbichler’s back-to-basics approach aims to produce furniture with an elegent, timeless simplicity.
Christian LEPPER, born in 1958 in Bonn, began carpentry training in 1978; from 1983 to 1989 he attended the Product Design School in Kassel and from 1989 to 1992 he attended an university course in Architecture while working as a self-employed designer.
Roland SCHMIDT, born 1961 in Peine, a trained carpenter, attended the Product Design School in Kassel from 1983 to 1989 and from 1990 to 1992 worked for the Innsbruck based “Lichtplanung Bartenbach”.
Uwe SOMMERLADE, born in 1961 in Calden, trained as a carpenter after secondary education and attended the Product Design School in Kassel between 1983 and 1990; subsequently he did work in many architects offices and with experts for furniture in Kassel and Berlin.
These 3 designers have worked together since 1992 and have won many awards to testify the quality of their various creations.
MARTIN BALLENDAT was born in Bochum in 1958 and lives and works in Simbach (Germany). In 1983 he obtained his diploma for industrial design at the Folkwang Schule University, Essen. For more than 20 years now, he has been a successful interior designer. Today, he lectures at Fachhochschule Graz for industrial design. Since 1994, he has received over 30 international design awards.
MAC STOPA has designed corporate interiors and custom furniture for some of the world’s leading companies, incuding Coca-Cola, Google, Ericsson, Motorola, GlaxoSmithKline, ING, Credit Suisse, Fortis Bank and Microsoft, among others. As well as his corporate interiors, Stopa is known for his innovative furniture design. His contemporary seating is characterised by unique forms, combined with functionality and modernism.
YONOH is a design studio founded in 2006 by the industrial designers Alex Selma and Clara del Portillo. Today, Yonoh is a team of experts with multiple disciplines linked to the different fields of design. The studio provides industrial, communication and graphic design services.
Creativity, passion, responsibility, and discipline are part of the studio philosophy. The design style is clearly recognized by its purity, beauty, timelessness, functionality and good taste. Yonoh designs have received numerous and prestigious international design prizes.
IF Product Design Award 2013
Designpreis Nominee 2013
Delta Selection 2012
RedDot Design Award 2012
WALLY PAAL is the designer of the Elisse and Cosy ranges. These models reflect Paal’s intuition for crisp yet practical design, perfectly suited for corporate, hospitality, or an astute residential environment.
FRANCESCO GERACI was born in Rijeca in 1943. In 1962 he moved to Florence, where he still lives and works. Since 1969 he has dedicated himself to industrial design. He has collaborated with prestigious companies in Italy and internationally.