Born in Buenos Aires in 1946, he studied architecture in his home city. He left Argentina in 1975, dreaming of new horizons and challenges. After crossing the ocean, he settled in Barcelona and became a Spanish citizen . I n 1977, he went into partnership with Alberto Lievore. They worked together until 1984. He then set up his own studio in Barcelona ‘ s Gothic quarter. Pensi believes that part of his professional success is due to the intimate, close and warm relationship he has with his team and his clients, allowing shared project development with optimum results. Jorge Pensi has given conferences, seminars and workshops all over the world. Jorge Pensi has been awarded numerous prizes and has received widespread recognition throughout his career, including the Spanish National Design Prize in 1997, awarded by the Ministry of Industry and Energy for outstanding professional achievement. H e has recently become known for his other passion, music, which he had kept to himself until recently. H e has released two albums as a composer and singer.
Who really are you?
_A person who has fun designing appealing objects.
What do you think of when you hear the word plastic?
_It suggests the possibility of creating beautiful forms with
sometimes surprising results.
What is your favorite color?
_It depends what it’s for. Black for clothes, white for tableware, other
objects could use a spectrum of colours.
Which Vondom item from another designer would you put in your home?
_Cono Fang pots.
What would you prefer, Classic or Science Fiction movie?
_I prefer thriller movies.
Do you have any fetish object?
_I don’t think I have any.
What was the last thing you bought?
_A Macbook pro laptop.
Do you believe in perfection?
_ I believe in dedication and hard work to try to create perfect objects,
although the final result will never be perfect.
Do you have any fixation or quirky habit?
_I hate noise.
What do you do when you are not designing?
_I compose music.