DESIGN: MARTIN BALLENDAT
Like its older siblings with mesh and plywood shells, the BLAQ 468 impresses with its outstandingly well-functioning row linking and stacking capabilities. This performance is now also available with an ergonomically perfectly balanced plastic shell. With his wealth of experience as a designer of contract furniture, Martin Ballendat has taken the creative freedom of a plastic shell to the extreme. In the BLAQ 468 shell, he combines stability, comfort, and elegance with a certain bravura.
Martin Ballendat has been an internationally successful designer for more than 30 years.
Born in Bochum, Germany, in 1958 he studied design at the renowned Folkwang School in Essen. After 10 years of professional experience in a leading position he founded his own independent design studio in Austria, a second one quickly followed located in Germany. With roughly 16 employees, DESIGN BALLENDAT is a sought-after partner for well-known interior design brands in more than 14 countries.
He received more than 100 international design awards, including 10 in the highest class “best of the best” as well as gold awards.
Martin Ballendat has been a guest professor and lecturer at design colleges in Graz and Salzburg for more than 15 years.