After earning a degree in industrial design from the Elisava School of Design in Barcelona, Spain, Mario Ruiz began his independent professional career in 1995. For more than ten years, he lectured at the Eina and Elisava design schools in Barcelona. In 2003, the first monograph on his work, “Mario Ruiz/Costa Design,” was published by Actar. Mario has undertaken projects in diverse fields including residential and office furniture, lighting, textile design, product design and graphics. Due to his skill and multi-disciplinary experience, Mario has won the confidence of more than 120 leading companies around the world, including Studio TK, Siemens, Steelcase, Thomson, Schneider Electric, Dynamobel, Sellex, Gandia Blasco, Haworth, HBF, Metalarte, Offecct, Castelli, Citterio, Lapalma and Schiavello. He has also served as a creative director—defining product catalogs, brand and graphic identities, and developing showrooms and trade-fair stands. Mario’s work has been acknowledged with more than 40 prestigious awards in Europe and the United States.