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.

Agnes Contris
Customer Care
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 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.

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.

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.

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 Haußmann
Developer
René Haußmann

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.

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 on our team for so long. She's a marketing and SEO whiz, and—more importantly—she keeps us up-to-date on the latest in TV and movie news. Seriously, she’s like an entertainment encyclopedia. It’s a little bit scary.

Rachel Miller
Editorial
Rachel Miller

Rachel is a California native whose passion for travel has led her on some pretty crazy adventures around the world. After living in Korea for three years, she decided on a whim to move to Germany. While she still has a wandering soul, Berlin has captured her heart, and she's decided to make this multicultural hub her permanent home. Most of her free time is spent playing beach volleyball, exploring the city's many arty scenes, and hunting down Berlin's best craft beer.

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.

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.

Manon Scotto D'anielo
Customer Care
Manon Scotto D'anielo

Manon was born and raised in Le Havre and proudly gushes about the beauty of her seaside town. After studying business and administration, she set out to discover the world beyond France and lived in Thailand for a year. These days—in Berlin—she's usually found smiling, especially when she's spending time in nature, playing pétanque, and visiting galleries.

Alexandra Pinteaux
Marketing
Alexandra Pinteaux

A member of the Pamono office's French contingent, Alexandra is always thrilled to experience new cultures. After discovering the joy of beer in Ireland and Australia, she set off to Germany—the heart of global beer culture—where she now shares her passion by organizing hoppy afterwork events. She's also really into writing, drawing, playing guitalele, and, in her words, "creative Netflix watching."

Pedro Gething
Photography
Pedro Gething

Pedro is a Portuguese-British photographer with a degree in design. He's multitalented, full of good ideas, and has an insatiable curiosity about almost everything—especially his adopted home Berlin. We like to have him in the office working on our photos as much as possible, but when we reluctantly let him go, he can found traveling, enjoying good food and wine, and just generally exploring the world.

Evgenia Dimitrova
Logistics
Evgenia Dimitrova

Originally from Varna, Bulgaria, Evgenia moved to Berlin a few years ago and took on the challenge of ensuring Pamono's wares safely move from one place to another. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in nature, listening to jazz, and scouting the best gelato places in town. As a former tennis player, she's the one to ask if you're interested in knowing what's up with the latest Grand Slam tournaments.

Matias Tuuri
Logistics
Matias Tuuri

Matias, a native of Western Finland, moved to Berlin to escape the harsh Nordic weather and pursue an IB Master’s study program. He worked in consumer finance for a bank before joining Pamono's logistics team. Outside of work, it's all about sports for Matias. He's especially into North American Ice Hockey, European soccer, and playing floorball—a Scandinavian sport that, sadly, no one's heard of.

Gabriela Rago
Product
Gabriela Rago

Hailing from the the UK and trained in architecture, Gaby moved to Berlin in 2017 to reinvent herself. Her creative and mathematical talents have landed her a position as Pamono's all-around, go-to girl, with a vital hand in finance, HR, hospitality, strategy, and more! She's also a total foodie, who concocts her own recipes, ferments kimchi, bakes bread, or systematically tries every restaurant in town.

Uwe Riedel
Finance
Uwe Riedel

Uwe is a rare, true Berliner—born and raised. He studied Finance in Magdeburg and Berlin before taking finance positions, first with a software company and now with Pamono. When he's not nose-deep in numbers, he can found at home in beautiful Potsdam (in the greater Berlin metropolitan area), as well as running, climbing, and mountaineering.

Claudio Cordoni
Developer
Claudio Cordoni

Claudio comes from, in his words, "a godforsaken small town in the mists of Northern Italy." Though it's hard to imagine anywhere in Italy being unpleasant, we are thankful he's made a new life for himself in the big city of Berlin, helping us with all manner of frontend development, especially working with some tech thing called React. IRL he delights in books, bikes, and dogs.

Sandra Porqueres
Sourcing
Sandra Porqueres

Born in Cannes to French and Spanish parents, Sandra is a self-proclaimed language geek with a Master's degree in Intercultural Negotiations. She speaks six languages! Her other impressive talents include competitive rowing, appreciating good whisky, and finding organ concerts to attend in Berlin.

Julia Bonan
Sourcing
Julia Bonan

Raised between India and France, Julia has always loved traveling. After spending three years in Milan for her Bachelor’s, she moved on to Copenhagen for her Master’s in Creative Business Processes. Infected by the hygge, she's developed a great love for Scandinavian design. In warmer environments, you can find her enjoying music festivals and sipping beer with friends by the water.

Tamani Hamburg
Design
Tamani Hamburg

Born in the US and raised in Brazil, Tamani has been passionate about design for as long as she can remember. Having studied service, graphic, and strategic design in Porto Alegre, she's currently getting her Master's in Integrated Design in Dessau—the famous Bauhaus city—while supporting Pamono's design team. When off the clock, she's down for drinking traditional mate tea, enjoying a chill night of horror movies, or just meandering through the streets of Berlin.