Martin Ballendat is an internationally successful designer with over 25 years of experience.
Born in Bochum in 1958, he studied design at the Folkwangschule in Essen. After 3 years as an employee at Sedus in Switzerland, he worked in the development and design department of the Austrian company Wiesner Hager for more than 10 years.
In 1995 he founded his own studio in Northern Austria and later a second one in Germany. Design Ballendat is a company with 18 employees and is working with many well-known brands in more than 10 countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Thailand, USA, Egypt, Poland, France and Great Britain). He has received more than 100 design awards, including 17xRed Dot, 2xBest of the Best, IF-Award Hannover, Best of Neocon Chicago Gold and Silver, Good Design Award Athenaeum, Best of the Best Interieur-Innovations-Award, Focus LGA Stuttgart in Gold and Silver, Design Plus Award, Materialica Award, IIDEX Gold Award Canada, National Award Saarland, Josef Binder Award in Gold, National Award Austria; awards in Belgium, Holland, Japan, China, Hungary and many more.
Martin Ballendat is currently working as a lecturer and university professor at the University of Applied Sciences in the field of design both in Graz and Salzburg.