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 and designers. 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.

Diogo Pio
Marketing
Diogo Pio

A quintessential globetrotter, Diogo hails from Portugal. 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.

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.

Adelya Nasretdinova
Logistics
Adelya Nasretdinova

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

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.

Emma Taggart
Social Media
Emma Taggart

Emma is Pamono’s voice on the social interwebs, sharing our wares with the world and engaging with our online followers. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, she studied fashion and textile design and worked for a few other startups before joining our team. She spends her spare time illustrating, watching ’90s sitcoms and Instagramming photos of her cat.

Ramtin Zanjani
Photography
Ramtin Zanjani

Ramtin was born in Tehran, but he’s called Berlin home for the past 9 years. He has an extensive background in commercial photography, has traveled the globe, and thinks humming while finely chopping garlic is incredibly romantic.

Anita Sengupta
Design
Anita Sengupta

A New Yorker at heart, Anita arrived in Berlin in 2015. In addition to her design work for Pamono, she’s cofounder and creative director of an independent magazine called Conflux. She spends her free time painting, exploring Berlin’s art scene, and studying critical theory of technology and design.

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.”

Valeria Campeggiani
Sourcing
Valeria Campeggiani

Rome-born 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

Trained as a goldsmith, Miriam holds a fine arts degree in sculpture and has taken several classes in cultural and media studies. Originally from Karlsruhe, Germany, she’s passionate about all things creative, and has worked with artists, galleries, and museums for much of her career. She loves exploring Berlin and discovering all the “little Narnia-like spaces that make the city so beautiful.”

Veronique Schuermans
Sourcing
Veronique Schuermans

Belgian Veronique studied linguistics (French and German), and originally moved to Berlin to study economics. Today, she’s part of our wonderful sourcing team, and she’s equally passionate about design and pastries.

Beatriz Gutiérrez Del Campo
Product
Beatriz Gutiérrez Del Campo

Born and raised in Pamplona, Spain (“where San Fermin, the party when the bulls run the streets, takes place”), Bea spent time in London and Madrid before arriving in Berlin in 2014. A proud and passionate bookworm, she reads approximately 100 books a year—and all of them very quickly.

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.

René Haußman
Developer
René Haußman

René is our lead back-end developer (aka shadow boxer), who comes to Pamono with 15 years programming experience. His main interests are his lovely wife and two-year-old son. Football is next in line for his affection.

Sören Boelke
Developer
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 Motte and Hexe.

Justyna Konarska
Developer
Justyna Konarska

Poland native Justyna studied biotechnology at Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice before moving to Berlin in 2015. She’s a fervent board game player (she has more than 25 games at home in her collection) as well as an archery and cooking enthusiast.

Nemanja Stojadinovic
Developer
Nemanja Stojadinovic

Originally from Belgrade, Serbia, Nemanja has a decade of programming experience, as well as five years as a project lead. He is happily married and has a young daughter called Kristina. Nemanja enjoys mountaineering, MMA, and trading with cryptocurrency.

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!

Vanessa Krüger
Marketing
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.

Rachel Miller
Content
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.

Yasmine San
Content
Yasmine San

London-born but international at heart, Yasmine spent time traveling around the world before settling in Berlin. When not waxing lyrical over vintage furniture, she can be found sampling Berlin's many vegan cafes or cooking up a storm in her own kitchen. She enjoys bad puns, crafting in every form, political discussions, angry-loud music, and aspires to leave this world as a polyglot.

Danja Prahl
Translator
Danja Prahl

Originally from Hamburg, Danja has come to love Berlin for its vibrant music scene and wide range of vegan restaurants. In her free time, she often visits family and friends in her hometown and writes for *innenAnsicht, a feminist online magazine that she co-founded.

Jessica Hodgekiss
Translations
Jessica Hodgekiss

In addition to being a cheesecake aficionado, art lover, and flea market frequenter, Jessica loves spending time at Berlin’s beautiful parks and surrounding lakes. The Munich-born translator is also presently pursuing her Master’s degree in arts management.

Daniel Hopp
Business Intelligence
Daniel Hopp

Daniel is a Bronx native who studied economics and politics at New York University. He’s presently earning his Master’s degree in economics at Berlin’s Humboldt University while supporting Pamono’s business intelligence arm. He’s a HUGE New York Knicks fan; in defiance of the time difference, he stays up til 3am every time there’s a game just so he can watch it live.