Perillo Chair by Martin Ballendat at 2011 IMM Cologne (2)

Perillo Chair by Martin Ballendat
Perillo Chair by Martin Ballendat. It was awarded with a 2009 Red Dot award.

Update: As indicated in the comments: Probably inspired by Pierre Paulin’s Ribbon Chair

Update 2: About Martin Ballendat:


1958 born in Bochum
1983 diploma for Industrial Design at the university Folkwangschule, Essen
1983 – 1986 designer for the company Sedus, Waldshut
1995 head of the department design and product development for the company Wiesner Hager, Austria
Since 1995 independet design studio with 16 staff members and 2 locations in Germany and Austria

Active for more than 30 well known brands in 13 countries:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA, Poland, France, Thailand, Egypt, Japan and Turkey
Most important references: Dauphin (GER), Team 7 (AUT), Brunner (GER), Tonon (I), Züco (SUI), Mobica (EGY), Lucaris Glass (THA)
For more than 15 years lecturer and visiting professor at the university of applied sciences in the field of design in Graz and Salzburg

More than 100 design prizes and other rewards, among them: 25x Red Dot (2x Best of the Best), 13x IF-Award, Best of Neocon Chicago Gold and Silver,
Good Design Award, Best of the Best Interieur Innovations Award, Focus LGA Stuttgart in Gold and Silver, Design Plus Award, Materialica Award,
IIDEX Gold Award Canada, National Award Saarland and further prizes in Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Japan, China, Hungary and many more

member of the Rotary Club
married, four children


3 thoughts on “Perillo Chair by Martin Ballendat at 2011 IMM Cologne (2)”

  1. Derivative design is easy. Original design and I mean ORIGINAL DESIGN with no significant antecedents is unfathomable. [Had to take away your e-mail Kenneth]

  2. Julia,

    Mmm is not a design appraisal and vacant comments like, how simple and neat and pretty will never get you to significant critic status.

    The chair pictured above was derived from the ribbon chair of about 50 years ago. That chair was a great ‘ORIGINAL’ design.

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