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Few designers tap into the spirit of such multifaceted industries as Mario Ruiz. Known throughout the design world for his versatility and attention to detail, Ruiz graduated with a degree in industrial design from the lauded Elisava Design School in Barcelona, Spain. He founded his eponymous brand in 1995, opening his own studio. His distinct portfolio is not limited to domestic furnishings; he also produces office furniture, textile designs, lighting products, outdoor décor, and electronics. Key home furnishings include sectional sofas, accent chairs, chaise lounges, coffee tables, end tables, and tall stools. Ruiz’s aesthetic is sleek, simple, and modern all at once. Designs are clean and focused, with little by way of extravagant detail. He aims to create forward-thinking pieces for clients located all over the world, in places as diverse as Scandinavia, Italy, and America. It’s a testament to his experience that he is often recruited for not just his design talents, but also his directorial skill: he helps brands define their core lineups and establish clear showroom identities. Ruiz has accrued over 40 prestigious awards throughout his career, including the Design Plus, Red Dot, and Wallpaper Awards, along with the highly regarded National Design Prize given by His Majesty the King of Spain, Felipe VI.