Jorge Gomendio Kindelan

Jorge Gomendio Kindelan (b. 1966) is an architect. Following academic training at the Architectural Association in London, Gomendio spent his early professional years in the office of Richard Rogers. He then went on to work from 1991 to 1995 in Norman Foster’s London office.

In late 1995 he established his own studio with one guiding principle: to recognize and understand the need behind every creative challenge. It is only by of identifying the problem at hand that creativity can prevail, and from here the solution that will determine the shape of the new project or object.

Recent work includes the collaboration in 2010 with the Swiss office of Herzog & de Meuron in the interior layout and furniture design of the newly built BBVA Bank World Headquarters' tower in Madrid. The scale of this work took Gomendio back to Galán, a design conceived in 1993 that finally saw the light when it was handcrafted in Schwarzach (Austria) in late 2013.

In 2014 Galán received the IMM’s Interior Innovation Award from the Rat für Formgebung (German Design Council) and was selected to appear in the Confession of Design exhibition to be held at the Rotonda della Besana in Milan. This exhibition is organized by Aussenwirtschaft Austria (the Cultural Section of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce), coinciding with the 2014 edition of Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile.

Jorge Gomendio Kindelan is married and has a son and a daughter. The inspiration taken from his family becomes patent in his early designs, some of which bear the names of his family members. He lives and works in Madrid.

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