Alicante (Spain), 1965 A graduate in Industrial Design from the Elisava School of Design in Barcelona, designer Mario Ruiz started his independent professional career in 1995. During those first years and up until 2003 his activity focused primarily on the fields of technology and office furniture design. Currently Mario Ruiz studio works for internationally renowned firms on a wide range of areas such as furniture, lighting, office equipment, digital products and applied graphics. Lately, he’s also been involved in interior design and commercial architectural constructions are also worth mentioning. Due to his skill and multidisciplinary experience in such diverse fields, he has won the confidence of some of the largest companies in each sector, including Siemens, Steelcase, Thomson, Schneider Electric, Dynamobel, Teka, Gandia Blasco, Viccarbe, Joquer, Haworth, HBF, Metalarte, Offecct, and the list goes on. For some of these companies he not only undertakes projects directly related to their products but also acts as creative director defining their product catalogues, brand and graphic identity, as well as developing their showrooms and trade fair stands. His work has been acknowledged with more than 30 prestigious awards in Europe and the United States. Including several Red Dot, IF, Design Plus, Wallpaper Awards08 and ADI-FAD Silver Delta Awards. For more than 10 years, he’s also been a lecturer at the Eina and Elisava design schools in Barcelona. In 2003 the first monograph on his work, “mario ruiz / costa design”, was released by publishing house Actar.