ANA MIR (Valencia, 1969) and Emili Padrós (Barcelona, 1969) earned their Master's Degrees in Industrial Design from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London, before founding the Emiliana Design Studio in 1996, which is involved in the areas of product development, furniture, interior design, exhibition design and curation. Emiliana Design Studio is known for its ability to offer a fresh approach to every new project.
Their work is based on experimenting with materials, objects and spaces, and they manage to actively involve users without forgetting the functional, technical and production aspects of their creations. Many of their designs, ideas and concepts have been featured in international exhibitions (the MoMA in Nueva York, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, etc.) and some of them form part of permanent collections at the FNAC Fond National d’Art Contemporain in France, the Museo de Artes Decorativas in Barcelona and the Indianapolis Museum of Art in the United States.
Their designs are manufactured by companies such as Samsung Electronics Ltd, Toyota Motors, Richter Spielgeräte, Eno Editions, Kettal, Joquer, nanimarquina, Escofet, WomenSecret, Arbora & Ausonia, Comme des Garçons, Uno Design, Enric Rovira Xocolates, Marset, Dune New York, the French companies Domestic and Moustache, and many others. They have also designed exhibitions for museums and cultural centres such as the CCCB (Centro de Cultura contemporánea de Barcelona), the Toyota Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, the Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, the Salvador Dalí Museum in Florida and the Centre Cultural Caixa Catalunya - La Pedrera.
Ana Mir and Emili Padrós were awarded the 2005 ADI-FAD Delta de Plata Award for their "Collector" lamp, the 2000 FAD Ephemeral Architecture Award, the 1st International Domus Boeing Business Jet Award in 1999 and the City of Barcelona Design Award, also in 1999.