Meet Designer Pablo Pardo

Venezuelan-born industrial designer Pablo Pardo has defined his career by creating contemporary, sparse, utilitarian lighting that fosters harmonious relationships between people and their environments. In doing so, he has forged a method of design that strives to uncover the essence of an idea while always championing the user experience. Concepts laid bare, his objects speak a universal language. Since establishing Pablo Designs in San Francisco in 1993, Pardo’s studio has gained international recognition for its innovative lighting and home furnishings.

Embracing the “less is more” ideology, Pablo Pardo challenges traditional design metaphors to create practical solutions free of decorative elements. At the forefront of American contemporary lighting design, Pardo draws on advanced technology and materials to create unique, transformative, sustainable designs. Born in Venezuela, Pardo graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s renowned industrial design program and founded Pablo Designs, based in San Francisco.



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