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
Chairman
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
Curatorial & Editorial Founder
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.

Christiane Hampel
Customer Care
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.

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.

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!

Dovydas Jakstas
Marketing
Dovydas Jakstas

Dovydas is from a tiny town called Alytus in Lithuania and has worked in the digital marketing field for 10 years, founding and successfully selling several e-commerce projects. When he’s not got his head in marketing he has many hobbies, including playing guitar, dancing, developing small software projects, flying FPV drones, and most importantly: car racing. In fact, his passion for motorsport was the driving force behind his move to big city Berlin!

Marco Dellermann
Logistics
Marco Dellermann

Board game fanatic Marco has lived in five different countries, including six years in Cape Town (which he calls his second home), but his whole world collapsed recently when a professional "Go" player was beat by a computer for the first time. If you ever need something from him, every Monday and Friday morning you'll find him drinking a flat white in his favorite cafe on Uhlandstraße. Bring American cookies—they're his weakness!

Caroline Patitucci
Trade Sales
Caroline Patitucci

Caroline was born in the sunny South of France and received business degrees from SKEMA Business School (B.Sc.) and Maastricht University (M.Sc.). Since then, her past lives have included working in the sales departments of Home24 and Zalando before she started one of her main missions at Pamono: sourcing the ever-growing inventory. She now heads the trade sales team responsible for selling to design professionals—but when she's not working with professionals in interior design, she's having a go at it herself and loves decorating her home here in Berlin!

Vira Smirnova
Product
Vira Smirnova

Vira is Ukranian-Finnish and lived half of her life in each country before she moved to Berlin, where she enjoys living in a diverse mix of cultures. In the office, Vira is passionate about good user experience. At home, she loves learning about the non-invasive capabilities of osteopathy on a person's health state. She studied Artificial Intelligence and was amused about how our brain’s decisions can be out-sourced to machines but confesses most of her life lessons have come from her two lovely girls!