STUDIO PARDON OUR APPEARANCE was founded by Giovanni Valdeavellano in 2017. Born in Guatemala, Gio’s journey has taken him from designing for airplanes and yachts, to renovating private residences in Miami, to exploring the arts through learning traditional practices such as glassblowing, ceramics, and woodworking in New York.

Today, Gio calls upon all his varied experiences to inform his interdisciplinary design practice, which emphasizes process over product and intention over trend. “Pardon Our Appearance” is a reminder that design is a constant state of transformation and growth - the ethos at the heart of our work and a vision for the future.

-American Design Hot List 2020
-Studio POA’s Work Combines Natural Materials With Computer-Generated Growth Algorithms
-Phygital Design by Studio POA
-Studio POA gives voice to Guatemalan heritage through furniture and homeware