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. 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 been also a lecturer at the Eina and Elisava design schools in Barcelona.