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Mario Ruiz

Born in 1965 in Alicante, Spain, designer Mario Ruiz graduated in Industrial Design from Barcelona’s prestigious Elisava Design School. He started his independent professional career in 1995 opening his own studio in Barcelona.
 
Due to his skill and multidisciplinary experience in such diverse fields he has won the confidence of more than 120 leading companies in the world (Australia, the United States, Sweden, France, Italy, Canada, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain).

Siemens, Steelcase, Teknion Studio, Offecct, lapalma, Thomson, Arflex, Haworth, Grundig, Palau, Gandia Blasco, Expormim, HBF, Metalarte, Joquer, B.lux... are among the many clients with whom Mario Ruiz has worked extensively. For some of these companies he not only undertakes projects directly related to their products in diferent fields (domestic and office furniture, lighting, textile design, product design) but also acts as creative director defining their product.

Mario Ruiz’s work has been shown in exhibitions throughout Europe and Japan and he has been acknowledged with more than 40 important awards.

In 2016 he received the prestigious National Design Prize, given by the King of Spain, Felipe VI and the Ministry of Economy.

He is also the recipient of Delta de Plata prizes, awarded by Barcelona’s ADI-FAD (Association for Industrial Design). In Europe and the US, meanwhile, he has received numerous plaudits from Red Dot, IF, Design Plus, and the Wallpaper Awards.

From 1992 until 2002, Mario Ruiz was Professor of Industrial Projects at the Eina and Elisava design schools in Barcelona. He has given numerous lectures in Tokyo, Singapore, New York, Dubai, London, and Chicago.

He served on the board of ADI-FAD from 1999 until 2001.

A monograph on his work, Mario Ruiz/Costa Design, was published in 2004 by Actar.

Awards

2017
Metropolis magazine “MetropolisLikes NeoCon” Award (Chicago). Bevy series for StudioTK.

2016
National Design Prize (Spain).

2015
Red Dot Design Award (Essen). Stockhom programme for Punt Mobles.

2013
Metropolis magazine “MetropolisLikes NeoCon” Award (Chicago). November series for HBF.

2011
mb magazine “Best of 2011 outdoor product” (Germany). Flat, outdoor programme for Gandia Blasco.
IIDA Awards (Dubai). Duna Lounge Series, for HBF.

2010
Silver Award, Best of NeoCon (Chicago). Linea, Conference Series, office furniture programme managed for HBF.
Red Dot Design Award (Essen). Flat, outdoor furniture programme for Gandia Blasco.

2008
I.D. magazine New+Notable (New York). Frame, pathway lighting for B. Lux.
Best of NeoCon Silver Award (Chicago). Linea, office furniture programme managed for HBF.
Red Dot Design Award (Essen). Fuori, bench for Viccarbe.
Wallpaper Design Awards (London). Flat, outdoor programme for Gandia Blasco.

2007
FX/Design PRIMA Awards (London). Dis Confident, office chair for Dynamobel.
Red Dot Design Award (Essen). Dis Confident, office chair for Dynamobel.
IF Design Award (Hannover). Dis Confident, office chair for Dynamobel.
IF Design Award (Hannover). So Line, professional sound system for Vieta.

2006
AIT (Architektur Innenarchitektur Technischer Ausbau) for Innovation in Architecture and Office, Orgatec (Cologne). Dis Confident, office chair for Dynamobel.
FX International Interior Design Awards (London). K22, office furniture for Haworth.
Design Plus (Frankfurt). M-270, coffee machine for Moka.
PLASA Innovation Award (London). So Line, professional sound system for Vieta.

2005
KBB´s Award (Kitchen and Bath Business) (New York). Solid, bath complements for Estoli.
Public Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). M-270, coffee machine for Moka.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). HA-890, electronic oven for Teka.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Xpression, coffee machine for Azkoyen.

2003
Red Dot Design Award (Essen). Lucentum/Platinum, bath complements for Jimten.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Domotax, domestic electricity meter for Orbis.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Maxima, electronic weighing scale  for Campesa.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Vita, automatic electrical fuse for Famatel.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Capriccio, mill for Azkoyen.

2001
Red Dot Design Award (Essen). 7 Series, electric porters and video intercom for Tegui.
Red Dot Design Award (Essen). Ecocombi, urban refuse container for Rotec Plastics.
Silver Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Rubliflex Line, range of handgrips for construction tools for Germans Boada.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Zas, office chair for Dynamobel.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Link, office accessories for Vilagrasa.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). B04 range, office furniture for Bordonabe.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Ecocombi, urban refuse container for Rotec Plastics.

1999
Silver Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). TR Rubi, professional cutting tool for ceramic for Germans Boada.
IF Design Award (Hannover). TR Rubi, professional cutting tool for ceramic for Germans Boada.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). 7 Series, electric porters and video intercom for Tegui.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Aquakit Plus, hydromassage column for Roca.

1998
IF Design Award (Hannover). Electronic relays for Electronic Disibeint.
IF Design Award (Hannover). Multifin Dos for Cabero.

1997
Technological Innovation Award (Generalitat de Catalunya). Asfa, industrial clamps for Mikalor.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Net, office furniture for Bordonabe.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). Alto, credit card payment terminal for Ingénico.
Selection Delta Award ADI-FAD (Barcelona). DS 203, electric cutting tools for ceramic for Germans Boada.

Clients

Furniture

  • Arflex – Italy
  • StudioTK (Teknion) – EEUU
  • Steelcase – Spain/ France
  • Expormim – Spain
  • Citterio (Molteni Group) – Italy
  • Castelli – Italy
  • Schiavello – Australia
  • Sellex – Spain
  • Haworth EU – Portugal / Italy
  • Lapalma – Italy
  • B.Lux – Spain
  • HBF / HNI – EEUU
  • Offecct – Sweden
  • Metalarte – Spain
  • Coalesse – EEUU
  • Vilagrasa – Spain
  • Luxiona – Spain
  • Dynamobel – Spain
  • Mobenia – Spain
  • Made – Spain
  • Luxy – Italy
  • Noon Barcelona – Spain
  • Blauet – Spain
  • Cabero – Spain
  • Pardo – Spain
  • Bamer – Portugal
  • Sagelux (Luxiona) – Spain
  • Joquer – Spain
  • Coinma FGM – Spain
  • Lamp – Spain
  • Forma 5 – Spain
  • Palau – The Netherlands
  • Punt – Spain
  • Gandia Blasco – Spain
  • Vitrocsa – Portugal
  • Roca – Spain
  • Estoli – Spain
  • Bañacril – Spain
  • Jimten – Spain
  • Nomon – Spain
  • Gan – Spain

Product

  • Schneider Electric– Spain / France
  • Thomson – France
  • PHB – Spain
  • MadLab – Spain
  • Siemens – Spain
  • Nagel – Spain
  • Lekúe – Spain
  • Pando – Spain
  • Interfacom – Spain
  • Teka – Spain
  • Rainbow – Spain
  • Ros Roca – Spain
  • Portinox – Spain
  • Telefónica – Spain
  • Bonar Plastics – Spain
  • Moka Express – Spain
  • Mediclinics – Spain
  • Iberital – Spain
  • Quality Espresso – Spain
  • Grundig – Spain
  • Azkoyen – Spain
  • Manaut – Spain
  • Southwing – Spain
  • Ikusi – Spain
  • Eissound – Spain
  • Ingénico – Spain
  • Germans Boada – Spain
  • Jané – Spain
  • Tegui – Spain
  • Hussmann – Spain
  • Vieta – Spain
  • Golmar – Spain
  • Famatel – Spain
  • Airis – Spain
  • Optimus – Spain
  • Orbis – Spain
  • Disibeint – Spain
  • Ako – Spain
  • Fujitsu – Spain