Martin Ballendat

Product Designer

Martin Ballendat is an internationally successful designer with a career spanning over twenty-five years. Born in Bochum in 1958 he studied Design at the Folkwangschule in Essen. 

After 3 years as an employee for the company Sedus at the border to Switzerland he took over the design and development department of the Austrian company Wiesner Hager and shaped their design for more than 10 years.

In 1995 he founded his own studio in Upper Austria and later a second one in Germany. Meanwhile Design Ballendat is a company with sixteen employees working in more than 13 countries. Martin has received well in excess of one hundred awards for his work, including the 2015 ‘Best of NeoCon’ Silver Award for Coza; a task chair conceptualized and brought to the market in collaboration with Boss Design.   

Martin Ballendat has become a household name for the design and architecture industry, creating award-winning furniture, table accessories, lighting and technical devices.

Martin’s design philosophy is the perfect match for Boss Design: he looks for solutions which meet and often exceed the demands of both the manufacturer and the user.