Jorge Pensi

A Warm Elegance

If there is one thing which defines the Jorge Pensi Design Studio’s projects, it is their timelessness.

Being one of the most prominent Spanish designers and one of the first to work internationally, Jorge Pensi has designed for a wide range of signature products, especially in the contract and office segment.

We asked him about the evolution of working spaces, a point of view that he was happy to furnish us both from a professional and a personal point of view.

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Thanks to a peculiar modern and universally appealing style, Jorge Pensi’s projects are widely known in the world of design as fluid and elegant.

He has been awarded of numerous prizes and has received widespread recognition throughout his career, including from the Spanish National Design Prize in 1997, awarded by the Ministry of Industry and Energy and from the BCD Foundation for outstanding professional achievement.

Your work has been greatly appreciated for the warm, expressive twist you have been able to give to minimalist and pure forms. Are warmth and sensuality something that contemporary design has wrongly avoided considering as effective for our daily well-being?

"I have always believed in objects with a soul, with the power to transmit emotions, able to seduce at first sight. Timeless, to share our precious moments… I have always tried to escape from commonplace trends. There is not a rule for joining two points: sometimes it is a straight line, but often it can be a curved line." (J.Pensi)

Jorge Pensi Biography

Born in Buenos Aires in 1946, Jorge Pensi has studied architecture in his native city.
On completion of his studies in 1971 he has already begun to design furniture for the interior decoration firm of which he is partner.
In 1975 he left Argentina and settled in Barcelona. Together with the designer Alberto Liévore and the theoreticians Norberto Chaves and Oriol Pibernat he founded the “Grupo Berenguer”
In 1984 Jorge Pensi opened his design firm. His professionalism and his products have earned him numerous recognitions and prizes all over the world. He works for international companies, designing products, and as an architect.
Since 1993 he has begun teaching at various schools, also including the Stuttgart Academy of Arts, in a design course directed by Richard Sapper and Klaus Lehmann.