MARTIN BALLENDAT was born in Bochum in 1958 and lives and works in Simbach (Germany). In 1983 he obtained his diploma for industrial design at the Folkwang Schule University, Essen. For more than 20 years now, he has been a successful interior designer. Today, he lectures at Fachhochschule Graz for industrial design. Since 1994, he has received over 30 international design awards.