Ana Mir y Emili Padr≤s studied in Valencia and Barcelona, respectively and met in London when they were taking their Master's Degree in Industrial Design at the Central Saint Martin's School of Art and Design. In 1996 they started their professional life in Barcelona setting up Emiliana Design Studio. They have participated in national and international group exhibitions, carried out workshops and given conferences in Universities and Design Schools de Berlin, Rome, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Madrid and Barcelona. During the A±o Gaudφ (Year of Gaudφ) in 2002 they were responsible for the design of the "Gaudφ. Art i Disseny (Art and Design)" Exhibition in La Pedrera, in collaboration with Cesc Solß. In 2003, A±o Internacional del Dise±o (International Design Year), Ana Mir and Emili Padr≤s commissioned two exhibitions - "Terapias Urbanas (Urban Therapies)" in the Colegio de Arquitectos de Catalu±a (the Association of Catalan Architects) y "ALEHOP! dise±os, ingenios y remedies (designs, devices and solutions)", in the Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona. Since 2003, four of their designs are on show in the permanent collection of FNAC Fond National d'Art Contemporain (the National Fund for Contemporary Art) in France. As part of the Forum de Las Culturas (Forum of Cultures), Barcelona 2004, they designed the "La Fira (The Fair)", "Speaker's Corner" and "El m≤n on ens agradaria viure (the World in which we would like to live)" exhibitions. In 2005, they were responsible for "Nature & Art. Gaudφ, Dalφ, Mir≤" in the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art in Japan which formed part of the Exposici≤n Internacional de Aichi (Aichi International Exhibition) 2005 and "Spain Again", as part of Tokyo Designer's Week, an annual event celebrated in the Japanese capital in November. Recently, they have taken part in the "SAFE: Design Takes on Risk" Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA); Ana Mir, alone, exhibited at the I Panorama Internacional de Design (1st International Design Perspective) - Exposici≤n Safety Nest (Safety Nest Exhibition) in Rio de Janeiro. They are currently preparing the design of the "╔rase una vez Chernobil (Once upon a time there was Chernobyl)" Exhibition for the Centre de Cultura Contemporαnia (Contemporary Culture Centre) in Barcelona.