About Us

About Us

Welcome to Pamono, a one-of-a-kind marketplace and magazine specializing in distinctive design objects and the stories behind them. Driven by the belief that a life well lived means surrounding yourself with beauty and soul, we source vintage and contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories, and crafts from around the globe and seamlessly deliver them right to your door. Our original stories, collections, and guides ensure you know who’s who and what’s what in design culture past and present. Come back often; new designs and stories are added every day, so there’s always something new to discover.

 

Our Market

If you’re looking for something fresh and unique for your home or office, Pamono is your go-to resource for vintage and contemporary objects curated from an international array of high profile and underground galleries, shops, editors, artisans, and designers.

We’re passionate about pieces that tell a story—conversation pieces, if you will—because we believe the world’s best design is always more than merely functional; it’s created by visionary minds and skilled hands, and then hand-picked by you to create one-of-a-kind spaces.

Nothing in our shop is run-of-the-mill or mass market, but there is definitely something for everyone.

Our Editorial

Our passion for extraordinary design has grown out of years of experience—and we aim to share this passion with you. We joyously bring you a rich diversity of stories about the people, places, and things that shape the design conversation with the goal of fostering community and connoisseurship.

In addition to our many interviews with established and emerging design talents, you’ll find explorations of design history, musings on design objects, profiles on design destinations, and reviews of the latest design happenings. Whether you’re in the design cognoscenti or new to the field, our insightful, diverse content—updated daily—is sure to inspire.

Our Services

Our experienced concierge team works hard to make buying and shipping as easy and convenient as possible, and you can rest assured that every piece you buy from Pamono is in safe hands. By partnering with specialized and standard international shippers, we deliver right to your door with the utmost care and attention. We create condition reports for all high-value objects upon pick up and delivery, and every shipment is completely insured against damage. Our easy-to-use system allows for customized payment methods and 100% secure, worry-free transactions.

For those on the hunt for just the right piece, we offer many contemporary designs that can be ordered in custom colors, materials, and sizes. Just inquire with us! We’re always happy to help, and we can’t wait to make great design happen for you.

Our Team

Take a moment to meet our dedicated team. If you have any questions about pricing, shipping, or merchandise, please feel free to contact our concierge team at contact@pamono.com. And if there is a design story that needs to be told, let us know at editorial@pamono.com. We sincerely value your feedback.

 

Oliver Weyergraf
CEO/Co-Founder
Oliver Weyergraf

Oliver is Pamono’s CEO and Co-founder. He’s held strategy, new media, finance, and CEO positions at some of Germany’s most innovative tech startups, including Erento, Panelbiz, and L’ArcoBaleno, and he was previously a member of eBay’s German Leadership Team. When he’s not at the office, Oliver can be found on the water (he’s a passionate yachtsman) or the football field.

Letizia Luperini
Managing Director/Co-Founder
Letizia Luperini

A former chemical engineer, Mexico-City-born Letizia earned her MBA from Columbia Business School before going on to work in diverse strategy and finance positions in multiple countries. Five years ago, upon encountering a Jean Prouvé sideboard—“it looked like art made by an engineer”— she fell head-over-heels in love with design. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Christian Ahrendt
Managing Director/Co-Founder
Christian Ahrendt

Our co-founder Christian is an avid skier who wishes the Alps were closer to Berlin. He sometimes misses Zurich, where he was previously employed as an investment manager at a private equity firm. While there, he found himself importing a lot of furniture from Milan—so much so that he had to come to terms with his vintage furniture addiction—and thus Pamono’s seeds were planted.

Thomas Seifert
CTO
Thomas Seifert

Thomas grew up in Berlin during the reunification. He launched his own software development company while still in school, where he studied medicine and computer science. He first encountered the furniture industry as an engineering manager at Rocket Internet venture Home24. Thomas appreciates the little hacks that make life easier as well as cruising on Berlin’s Müggelsee lake or relaxing with Stephen King under the Canary Islands’ sun.

Wava Carpenter
Editor in Chief /Director of Content
Wava Carpenter

After studying Design History at Parsons, Wava has worn many hats in support of design culture: teaching design studies, curating exhibitions, overseeing commissions, organizing talks, writing articles, and all manner of work for Design Miami. Wava leaves the hats at the office. When hitting the streets, she favors sunglasses.

Anna Carnick
Managing Editor
Anna Carnick

A former editor at Assouline, the Aperture Foundation, Graphis, and Clear, Anna loves celebrating great artists. Her writing has appeared in several esteemed arts and culture publications, and she’s edited over 20 books. She’s the author of Design Voices and Nendo: 10/10, and seriously enjoys a good picnic.

Chloe Marshall
Sales
Chloe Marshall

Raised in South Africa and the UK, Chloe advises our trade customers in finding that perfect piece of furniture for any space. With a degree in art history and experience working on London’s furniture mecca, aka Pimlico Road, she’s developed a passion for modernist architecture and midcentury classics. She fills her free time with yoga, her two cats, and seeing any live music going. 

Iva Kudeva
Logistics
Iva Kudeva

Iva comes to us with over a decade’s experience in fashion and textile logistics. She makes sure all Pamono purchases get where they’re going as quickly and carefully as possible. Originally from Bulgaria, Iva misses the sun of the Black Sea’s coast, but loves Berlin’s energy. She’s a choco-holic with a penchant for bursting into song (major performances purportedly take place daily in the shower).

Ramtin Zanjani
Photography
Ramtin Zanjani

Ramtin was born in Tehran, but he’s called Berlin home for the past 8 years. He has an extensive background in commercial photography, has traveled the globe, and thinks humming while finely chopping garlic is incredibly romantic.

Adelya Nasretdinova
Logistics
Adelya Nasretdinova

Russian-born Adelya studied logistics and supply chain management in Moscow and Berlin. She’s inspired by space, astronomy, travel, and singing, and she’s a super-skilled Sudoku player.

Clément Ouizille
Logistics
Clément Ouizille

Born in France, Clément oversees Pamono’s logistical needs, making sure every order gets where it needs to go with the utmost care. He has lived in six different countries to date. He’s also an avid boxer who loves whiskey and wine.

Pauline Foray
Sourcing
Pauline Foray

Originally from Lyon, France, Pauline is an integral member of our sourcing team, helping to build Pamono’s wonderful design community. On her way to Berlin, she lived in Buenos Aires, where she fell in love with Latin American culture. She plays the violin, loves improv theater and exploring Berlin’s secret places, and she is fascinated by intercultural interactions.

Matilda Lucy
Content
Matilda Lucy

A sun-seeking Mancunian with a passion for all things French, Matilda taught English to sommeliers in the south of France and lobbied for international publishing rights in Brussels before moving to Berlin. Though she’s yet to win the Tour de France, Matilda can often be found cycling round Berlin, discovering the city’s endless hidden treasures.

Vanessa Krüger
Content
Vanessa Krüger

Vanessa was Pamono’s very first employee, and we’re awfully lucky to have had her here from the start. She edits all our German-language content, and, perhaps more importantly, keeps us up-to-date on the latest in TV and movie news. Seriously, she’s like an entertainment encyclopedia. It’s uncanny. As of this writing, she’s got her eye on a vintage Eames Rocking Chair in midnight blue.

Lara-Lee Mannell
Content
Lara-Lee Mannell

Lara-Lee was born and raised in a small town near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and moved to Germany at the age of 13. She’s worked in a variety of industries, from automotive to retail, but found her real passion while freelancing for two renowned Dutch designers in Amsterdam. Beyond design, she also loves animals; funny animal videos always welcome!

Agnes Contris
Customer Service
Agnes Contris

Agnes loves learning about new places, cultures, and people. Thankfully, her globetrotting experiences in the travel and tourism industry facilitated just that. Today, she continues to interact daily with individuals from around the world—from the comfort of her lovely Berlin office.

Christiane Hampel
Customer Service
Christiane Hampel

Before landing at Pamono, Christiane taught English in Nepal and worked as an au pair in Ireland. She’s been a dedicated show dancer for over a decade, and is enthusiastic about making great design happen for our customers.

Carlotta Trevaini
Sourcing
Carlotta Trevaini

Originally from Turin, Italy, Carlotta is part of our delightful sourcing team. She is also a big fan of urban art and coffee. Prior to arriving in Berlin this past year, she spent time exploring Australia and studying politics and economics in Italy and the south of Germany. Though she misses seeing the Alps on the horizon, she loves Berlin’s inspiring creative scene as well as its “effortless, multicultural environment.”

Jailian Salama
Finance and Administrative Manager
Jailian Salama

Originally from Alexandria, Egypt, Jailan studied accounting and finance in Germany before becoming our finance manager. In addition to taking care of all admin-related needs, Jailan’s got some killer dance moves and never turns down a chance to go swimming.

Valeria Campeggiani
Sourcing
Valeria Campeggiani

Originally from Rome, Valeria studied foreign languages and has a background in translation and teaching, the latter having taught her “world-class patience.” When she’s not on the hunt for the best dealers in Europe, she can be found biking around Berlin or enjoying her garden.

Miriam Rosenbeck
Sourcing
Miriam Rosenbeck

Miriam is an experienced artist who brings a creative eye to all her sourcing efforts. She’s a trained goldsmith, as well as a former art lecturer and set designer for TV, film, and opera. In her off time, when she’s not spending time with her son, she can be found in her workshop making jewelry and sculpture.

Marco Lehmbeck
Design
Marco Lehmbeck

Born and raised between forests and lakes near Berlin, Marco studied creative writing in Hildesheim and photography in Berlin. He’s also part of the organizational team behind Immergut indie music festival. He loves backpacking, Club-Mate, and avocados, and he always wears a hat.

Diogo Pio
Marketing Manager
Diogo Pio

A quintessential globetrotter, Diogo hails from Portgual. He’s called both Italy and Singapore home on his way to Berlin, and he’s the proud owner of two antique Vespas, which he’s taken on countless trips. Diogo is a wine enthusiast who loves cooking for friends. He’s also super sporty; depending on the season, you can find him playing football, skiing, or surfing.

Malo Raisin
Developer
Malo Raisin

Born in Bielefeld, Germany, Malo grew up in Lyon, France. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball. He’s also been a referee for a Berlin wasketball (a game played with paper and a wastebasket) league for the past eight years. Malo has a serious chocolate addiction; his record intake is 600 grams in one day. He also makes a killer chocolate cake.

Danja Prahl
Translator
Danja Prahl

Hamburg-born Danja is our resident music fiend, who (in addition to translating innumerable texts for Pamono) hosts her own indie music blog, called indie pen dance. She’s also presently pursuing her Master’s degree in media studies and translation at University of Hildesheim.

René Haußman
Dev Team
René Haußman

René is our lead back-end developer (aka shadow boxer), who comes to Pamono with 15 years programming experience. As of this writing, his main interest is 8-weeks-old (his wife and he just had a baby). Football is next in line for his affection.

Sören Boelke
Dev Team
Sören Boelke

Sören is a cheery, German-born developer who really digs design. He also loves pho bo, spinach, and mashed potatoes, and shares his Berlin flat with a pair of charming cats called Motteundhexe.

Rachel Miller
Content Working Student
Rachel Miller

Rachel is a California native who's currently in Berlin getting her Master's in Lit. In the rare moments when she's not reading and writing, she's on the hunt for Berlin's best craft beer. Her passion for travel has inspired great adventures—around the world and at home in her kitchen.