Martin Ballendat was born in 1958 in Bochum. Ballendat, whose elegant and simplistic designs that are ahead of their time are recognized all around the world, has been holding an effective power in fields of interior and industrial design for over 25 years.
Ballendat, who graduated from the Department of Industrial Design of Folkwangschule University in Essen, has worked at Sedus Company as designer between the years 1983-1986. In 1995, while he was the department head of design and product development in Wiesner Hager Company in Austria; he founded Design Ballendat operating in Germany, and later on in Austria as well.
Ballendat, who is recognized all around the world by his eye-catching designs, has won numerous international awards for the products he has designed. He has been teaching classes in Graz and Salzburg as visiting professor for over 15 years.