Martin Ballendat, has already received over 100 prizes and awards for his work. After studying industrial design at the Folkwangschule University in Essen, Germany, he worked as a designer for C. Stoll and then in product development for Wiesner Hager.
In 1995 he opened his own design studio in Simbach am Inn, Bavaria. In recent years Ballendat has not only created seating and furniture, but also table accessories, lighting and technical devices. Together with his five-strong team he also offers CI consulting graphic and media design and a trade fair and exhibition service. His design philosophy is as comprehensive as his range of services: he looks for solutions which meet the demands of both the manufacturer and the user.
Palma Kunkel Architektur + Design
The Palma Kunkel team is caught somewhere between architecture and design. They are clients of understanding, concept inventors, sustainability inspectors and identity providers. They are interested in the challenge of new tasks.
In multidisciplinary teams, Professor Eve Hartnack and designer Carsten Feil design outdoor and indoor space, products and communications measures. Their creative spectrum also includes implementation with project management, project management and production.
Ralf Umland qualified in Industrial Design at the University in Wuppertal. In 1988 he joined Selecta Werk Bank Furnishing as product development manager, design and marketing in Arnsberg, Germany.
In 1993 he began a new challenge in product development project management with Koenig & Neurath in Karben, Germany and later moving to Viasit as product development and design manager. He founded his own company, Umland Design in 2004, subsequently winning numerous design awards for his products. Ralf is a partner of “Make Innovation” – an interdisciplinary network for product development, and a lecturer of integrated product design at the University of Coburg, Germany. His philosophy is: “Design gives an additional value and makes a product unique and distinctive”.