emiliana design studio / ana mir + emili padrós

“We usually work in projects that require a certain degree of challenge. Whatever it may be – an industrial product, a unique piece, an space or exhibition – we always face projects with generosity and high enthusiasm and of course with the maximum technical rigour”

emiliana design studio was founded a the end of the 90’s by Ana Mir and Emili Padrós, who had recently achieved their MA in Design at London Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design in London. Since the beginning the studio is characterised for promoting a multidisciplinary approach to design practice, this fact has allowed the studio developing a diverse, solid and rich career.

The relevance of the concept in the creative process, the research in the historical and socio-cultural context, the experimentation with different materials, the attention for the details, the exploration in new typologies, the active involvement of the user, the search for a poetic gesture and the use of a particular sense of humour, are among the essential aspects that emerge in the projects of emiliana design studio.

clients

Figueras
Moritz
Nanimarquina
Kettal
Vibia
Escofet
RS Barcelona
Richter Spielgeräte
Mitab

Nola
By Ekobo
Comme des Garçons Parfums
Women’Secret
Enric Rovira Xocolater
Cascando
Made Design
Moustache
Valsecchi 1918

Centre de Cultura Contemporànea (CCCB)
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Toyota(Japón)
La Pedrera
Design Hub Barcelona
Salvador Dalí Museum de Florida
ICEX

Museo de Historia de Barcelona
Palau Robert de Barcelona
Museum für Angewandte Kunst de Frankfurt
Institut Ramón Llull
Centre d’Art Santa Monica de Barcelona
SEEI

awards

Red Dot Product Design Award for Naoshima Stool, 2016
First prize Christmas Lighting Competition, Barcelona City Council and BCN Activa, 2014
Silver ADG Laus Award, for ‘Christmas Sounds’ Lighting project 2014
Sliver ADI-FAD Delta Award for Collector Lamp, 2005
Temporary Architecture FAD Award for Pedrera At Night, 2001
1st Prize Domus-Boeing Business Jet Internacional Competition for ‘The Flying Carpet’ 1999
Barcelona City Award in the Design for their participation in ‘Futur Compost’ 1999

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Their designs, concepts and ideas have been displayed in exhibitions in the New York, Milano, Torino, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, Sidney, Amsterdam, etc. Some of their designs are part of the permanent collections at the FNAC (Fond National d’Art Contemporain, France), the Museum of Art of Indianapolis (USA) and the Museum of Design of Barcelona.

Ana Mir and Emili Padrós have participated in “Design and the Elastic Mind” (2008) and “Safe Design: Takes on Risk” (2006) both at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Ana Mir Prieto. Valencia, 1969

Ana has a degree in Fine Arts by the Polytechnic University in Valencia (1987-1992) and holds a MA in Industrial Design by the Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design in London 1992 – 1994 (she was awarded with a scholarship by the IMPIVA).
Between 1996-1999 she collaborated with architect Oscar Tusquets.
Ana has led workshops and has given lectures in international schools, universities and institutions, moreover has worked regularly in teaching at Elisava Design School and at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Barcelona.

Emili Padrós Ferrer. Barcelona, 1969

Emili has a degree in Industrial Design by the Elisava Design School in Barcelona (1987-1991) and holds a MA in Industrial Design by the Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design in London 1992 – 1994.
Between 1996-2001 he actively collaborated in teaching, course coordination and Erasmus program organization at Elisava Design School.
Emili has led workshops and has given lectures in international schools, universities and institutions, moreover he works regularly in teaching in MA and Postgraduate courses at Elisava Design School and at Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Barcelona.
Between 2001 and 2005 he was member of the Board of FAD (Fostering Arts and Design) where he became involved in the organization of the Year of Design, Barcelona 2003.

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We’d like to thank all those designers that contribute or have contributed in the emiliana’s adventure in the course of these years:

Eduard Mondejar, Paula Escuin, Beatriz Mas, Naïm Vilaseca, Jordi Pedemonte, Elisabet Esteva, Susana Zarco, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lollano, Iolanda Monsó, Jordi Ros, Esther Molera, Pepa Pedrol, Mar Llinés, Renske Papavoine, Gro Janarv, Maria Angantyr, Isabel Fernandez, Astrid Ochsenreither, Guillem Ferran, Kelsey Snook, Cale Thompson, Tatsuya Maemura, Virginia Angulo, Ariadna Esteve, Sonja Berger, Ariadna Miquel, Yvonne Moser, Katrin Sonnleitner, Joyce Van Saane, Janneke Vens, Ludovic Brunet, Jerome Moreau.

Photography by Mireia Rodriguez