Mario Ruiz is a graduate in Industrial Design from the Elisava School of Design in Barcelona. He started his independent professional career in 1995. During those first years and up until 2003 his activity focused primarily on the fields of technology and office furniture design. Currently Mario Ruiz works for internationally renowned firms on a wide range of products such as lighting, furniture, office equipment and applied graphics. Lately, he's also been involved in interior design and commercial architectural constructions are also worth mentioning. Ruiz has worked with companies such as Siemens, Offecct, Schneider Electric and Metalarte. Ruiz has received several prestigious awards including Red Dot, IF, Design Plus, and Wallpaper* Awards.