DESIGN: MARTIN BALLENDAT
BLAQ lounge has been developed as a contemporary swivel chair with a high backrest that provides outstanding seating comfort. Another characteristic feature is the comfortable, wave-shaped upholstery. A high polished star-base frame perfects the design language of the lounge chair by interacting with the matte character of numerous upholstery options. An integrated return motion mechanism leaves the seat permanently in an ideal position.
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.