Born in 1965 in Alicante, Spain, designer Mario Ruiz graduated in Industrial Design at Elisava, the prestigious University School of Design and Engineering in Barcelona. He began his professional career in 1995 with the opening of his own studio in Barcelona.
His multidisciplinary skills and experience in various fields have earned him the trust of more than 120 leading companies worldwide (Australia, USA, Sweden, France, Italy, Canada, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain).
Siemens, Steelcase, Teknion Studio, Offecct, lapalma, Thomson, Arflex, Haworth, Grundig, Palau, Gandia Blasco, Expormim, HBF, Metalarte, Joquer, B.lux... are some of the many clients Mario Ruiz has worked with. For some of these companies, he not only develops projects directly related to their products in different areas (home and office furniture, lighting, textile design, product design), but also acts as creative director defining their product.
Mario Ruiz's work has been exhibited at fairs in Europe and Japan and has been recognised with more than 40 major awards. In 2016 he received the prestigious National Design Prize, awarded by the King of Spain, Felipe VI and the Ministry of Economy.
Mario Ruiz has also received Delta de Plata awards from the Barcelona Industrial Design Association, ADI-FAD. In Europe and the United States he has received numerous awards from Red Dot, IF, Design Plus and Wallpaper. Between 1992 and 2002, Mario Ruiz taught Industrial Projects at the Eina and Elisava design schools in Barcelona. He has also given numerous lectures in Tokyo, Singapore, New York, Dubai, London and Chicago.