Pensando en blanco is a creative project with a transdisciplinary approach. Through works that transit a world of spaces, visual identities, editorial content and products, founders Borja Garmendia and Aurora Polo Santamaria convey cherished values such as continuity and fluidity.
Their way of working allows the team of Pensando en blanco to establish stable, long-lasting relationships with designers, architects, artists, and curators in a process that seeks to reinforce their clients’ values and identities and leave a mark in their companies’ evolution and traceability as well as on their BRANDS / SPACES / PRODUCTS.
Our multidisciplinary work has been recognized with awards and by entities with international stature in the field of design such as the ADC ART DIRECTORS CLUB NEW YORK, D&AD AWARDS LONDON, ARQUINFAD, ADG-FAD LAUS, ADCE *EUROPEAN AWARDS, and has been featured in a great variety of Interior Design, Graphic and editorial publications such as DEZEEN MAGAZINE, FRAME MAGAZINE, EL PAÍS SEMANAL, DISEÑO INTERIOR, VISUAL, GRAFFICA, PROYECTO CONTRACT, LA VANGUARDIA, FUERA DE SERIE, EL DIARIO VASCO, EXPANSIÓN, in addition to co-directing a radio design program on EITB, as well as talks and courses at universities and entities such as the DEUSTO, UNIVERSITY OF NAVARRA, IED KUNSTHAL among others.
The PEN space is the architectonic result of a series of artisanal processes and traditional techniques: its interior structures are made of HEMP and its bamboo ceilings are covered with quicklime. The floors, made of alabaster plaster and plaster of Paris support a very marked structure of beams with imposing cedar parts. The project materializes a fundamental principle championed by Pensando en blanco when it comes to creating spaces and habitats: to accomplish harmony based on the balance between the materials’ honesty and tangibility.
Handmade elements are naturally shaped with soil, rocks, and a great variety of plants; they grow and decompose gradually together creating a modest and discreet aesthetic that, alive and in motion, covers the construction’s green ceiling. The materiality added by natural elements maintains an organic dialogue with high quality finishes in a constant search for balance between opposites:
STAINLESS STEEL / HEMP / BAMBOO /QUICKLIME / ALABASTER PLASTER / PLASTER OF PARIS / STONE
Key: Free International Creative Project
Work: Creative Direction / Interior Architecture / Product
Foundation: © 2006
Founded by: Borja Garmendia / Aurora Polo Santamaria
Reg. Company name: PENSANDO EN BLANCO LTD.
Phone: +34 629 456 762
Adress: Arkolla 70, 20280 Hondarribia (GUI). Spain
PENSANDO EN BLANCO™ AND PEN BRANDS, DESIGNS AND LOGOS
ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF PENSANDO EN BLANCO LTD.
© 2022 PENSANDO EN BLANCO LTD.
Our main objective at Pensando en blanco is to enjoy the process and develop each project under parameters of absolute respect for the principles and environment in which we work. Exchange of knowledge and collaborative vision involving other projects and professionals opens new worlds that feed an organic growth of our house and of those with whom we get involved daily.
The know-how, sound knowledge of materials, technologies, construction, and artisanal techniques from different craftspeople, designers, artists, photographers, curators, architects, musicians, editors, and professional providers are important actives that we value and consider to be an essential part of our evolution as people and professionals. Therefore, we are always open to getting to know new people, talents, providers, and products which can potentially enrich our landscape.
Send your request / CV / information to the following address to set up a visit and we will receive it with pleasure: