Buenos Aires-born Jorge Pensi studied architecture in his home city, then moved to Barcelona and became a Spanish citizen in the mid-1970s, founding Berenguer, a design agency, with other professionals in the field. By1984, Pensi formed his own practice to specialize in designing furnishings and lighting, and quickly became known for his fluid chair designs. Within his lighting oeuvre, he has created a number of products for the Basque manufacturer B.lux, whose products we at Global Lighting distribute in North America.

Pensi’s cast-aluminum Toledo chair has garnered the designer a number of awards in Europe, including the First Award Selection from SIDI, Silver Delta Awards from the Assoziazione del Diesegno Industriale and a Design-Auswal 90 Award from the Stuttgart Design Center. In 1994, Pensi designed the exhibition Salon Internacionale de Diseno para el Habitat. His Orfilia chair for Thonet and Olympia lamp for B.lux have been synonymous with excellence in Spanish design since they came on the scene. Other B.lux contributions include the Bluebird and the Regina, which we are happy to make available in the U.S. and Canada. But we applaud all his timeless designs.