Martin Ballendat studied Design at the Folkwangschule in Essen. He was awarded the Neocon Silver award for Zenith. After working for various manufacturers around Europe he set up his own studio in 1995 in Austria. A second studio soon opened in Germany, and today Design Ballendat has 18 employees working closely with a range of clients all over the world. His simple visual style combined with elegant innovation has kept him at the forefront of interior design for nearly 20 years.