AIBA is a design office based in the Basque Country by Mikel Garate and Xabier Subijana. Located in San Sebastian, north of Spain and next to France border. A multidisciplinar design studio working in the fields of product and industrial design3D rendering and graphic design.

We operate across a wide range of areas creating works that span across disciplines of furniture, lighting, everyday objects, industrial design, corporate identity, graphic design, website and 3D rendering and modeling…

We work for different companies solving specific design problems. Projects consist of analysis, concept-based thinking and generating a result. Our approach to design is characterized by a clear preoccupation for form and function. We often take inspiration in the tradition, ordinary situations, accidents, unsolved problems and translate them to simple, innovative solutions and beautiful results. Inspiration comes from many different impulses, and the solutions to our client’s challenges may include the innovation or the development of new results.

We obtain the knowledge from each stage of our work. Knowledge is one of the pillars of our studio and our work. Our ambition is to find new solutions to problems and to develop new things for the way we live our lives today.

Mikel and Xabier, born in Donostia-San Sebastian in 1988 are both design graduates from ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Bachelor of Arts by the University of Southampton (2006-2010). After working for a few design studios in 2013 they set up their own studio.

Xabier Subijana (Donostia, 1988)

2006-2010 ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering – Pompeu Fabra University
2006-2010 Winchester School of Art – University of Southampton
2010-2012 Dhemen

Mikel Garate (Donostia, 1988)

2006-2010 ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering – Pompeu Fabra University
2006-2010 Winchester School of Art – University of Southampton
2009 TU Delft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering
2010-2011 Oscar Díaz Studio
2011-2012 Kawamura-Ganjavian

CLIENTS

We had the pleasure to work with clients from different professional fields, such as furniture design, culture, sport, gastronomy, architecture, among many others.

Mahou San Miguel, Nike, Hurley, Converse, EIT Health, Kutxa Ekogune, San Telmo Museoa, Lateral Thinking, Gerodan, Engel & Völkers, Unen, Pesto Sea Group, Ecoembes, Muebles LUFE, Comercial Hostelera, The Method Case, Donostia 2016, Surfing the Street, Zurriola Abogados, Globernance, Casa Cámara, Quefalamaria, Gisme, Mhop, SIforAGE, Erviti, Asesoria Larrea, Fisioterapia Ane Iriondo, Gerizpe.