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 awarded and recognized by awards and international reference entities in the field of design such as the ADC ART DIRECTORS CLUB (NEW YORK), D&AD AWARDS (LONDON), ADG-FAD LAUS, ADCE *EUROPEAN AWARDS AND ARQUINFAD, standing out in a great variety of areas such as Interior Design, Graphics and Audiovisuals, with publications in publishers such as DEZEEN MAGAZINE, FRAME MAGAZINE, EL PAÍS SEMANANAL, INTERIOR DESIGN, VISUAL, GRAFFICA, PROYECTO CONTRACT, LA VANGUARDIA, FUERA DE SERIE, EL DIARIO VASCO, EXPANSIÓN, in addition to co-directing a design program at EITB, as well as talks and courses at universities and entities such as DEUSTO BILBAO, UNIVERSIDAD DE NAVARRA, IED KUNSTHAL, CENTRO BOTÍN SANTANDER among others.
AURORA POLO SANTAMARIA / INTERIOR ARQUITECT
Aurora Polo Santamaria (Barcelona, 1980) is a co-founder and partner at Pensando en blanco™. Since 2006 she has been in management as an Interior Architect and Interior Designer, developing projects within the universes of gastronomy, home and fashion, among others. This wide range of projects has led her to specializing in the design of a wide variety of spaces including private homes, fashion boutiques, wineries, tasting rooms, hotels, bars and stands within SALONE MOBILE MILANO, MAISON&OBJET (PARIS), GALLERIES LA FALLETTE (PARIS), PRINTEMPS (PARIS), and FENWICK (LONDON).
In 2018 she expanded her technical experience with a degree in CONSULTING AND DESIGN OF GASTRONOMIC SPACES from the HIGHER TECHNICAL SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE OF THE UPV. Her work has been recognized by entities such as ARQUINFAD, FRAME AWARDS and by specialized media such as DEZEEN MAGAZINE, FRAME MAGAZINE, EL PAÍS SEMANAL, DISEÑO INTERIOR, PROYECTO CONTRACT, LA VANGUARDIA, FUERA DE SERIE, EL DIARIO VASCO and EXPANSIÓN, among others.
Her work has been recognized by the ARQUINFAD Award, as a selection of the 7 best Architecture and Interior Design projects in Spain and Portugal, for the design of stores made for the LOREAK fashion brand.
In 2020, she expanded her specialization in Bio-Construction, using HEMP as a raw material for projects such as ABASOTAS, ZEARRETA, ESPACIO PEN and the first ZARA store in A Coruña.
BORJA GARMENDIA / CREATIVE AND ART DIRECTION
Borja Garmendia (Hondarribia, 1978) is a co-founder and partner at Pensando en blanco™. Since 2006 he has been a Creative Director developing projects for brands in a wide range of sectors such as textiles, food, gastronomy, furniture, fashion, and culture. For his multidisciplinary work and total brand design direction he has received awards and recognition on more than 30 occasions by internationally renowned entities such as the ART DIRECTORS CLUB (NEW YORK), D&AD (LONDON), ADCE* EUROPEAN ARTS DIRECTOR CLUB and ADG-FAD LAUS among others, in accompaniment with brands towards excellence such as the 2023 NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD SPAIN achieved by ONDARRETA® and the GRAND LAUS for the NATIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARDED brand TEIXIDORS® among others.
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: INFO@PENSANDOENBLANCO.COM