13&9 Design -
The Soul of Design


In January 2013 Martin Lesjak, CEO of INNOCAD Architecture, co-founded with designer Anastasia Su (Dr. Anastasija Lesjak), the product design firm 13&9 in Graz, Austria. 13&9’s transdisciplinary team’s cooperation with specialist partners has led to creating product collections from concept through production in the spheres of lighting, furniture, floor coverings, fashion, accessories, exhibition and sound design.


Their work relies on the interplay between architecturally-inspired forms and fashion and explores issues such as modularity, compatibility, flexibility and transformation in development of new products. The overall results are unique designs that combine functional necessities and innovations with conceptual aesthetics, which also offer an emotional component, adding to the product value, “the soul” of 13&9 Design.


The creative community at 13&9 is both a design studio for international companies - BUZZISPACE, MOHAWK GROUP, QUINZE & MILAN, LANDE, ARTIFORT, WEVER & DUCRÉ, ROBERT LA ROCHE, XAL, VITEO OUTDOORS - and its own label which produces and sells their own products.

Uniting architecture, interior design, product design, fashion and sound design, INNOCAD and 13&9 have exhibited their diverse works in New York and Chicago (USA), Shenzhen (China), Taipei (Taiwan), London (United Kingdom), Milano and Venice (Italy), Berlin and Cologne (Germany), Zurich (Switzerland) and Graz (Austria).

Their designs seek to create a unique dialogue between the individual and the environment by expressing through design how we all are connected and impact one another. Finally, 13&9 is fully committed to producing their products in partnership with local manufacturers to support production in the collective’s immediate area and encourage responsible environmental practices across the board.

Martin Lesjak - Designer of the Year 2015
In 2015, Martin Lesjak, CEO and Creative Director, INNOCAD Architecture and co-founder, 13&9 Design, received one of the international architecture and design community’s top honors, Contract Magazine’s Designer of the Year. The award was bestowed at the 36th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast presented by Contract in New York. For the past 36 years, the A&D community has gathered at this annual event to recognize winners of interiors projects across 15 categories, as well as Designer of the Year and Legend Award. Lesjak joins a list renowned past recipients including Michael Graves, Graft, Shigeru Ban, William McDonough and David Rockwell.

Since its launch in 2013, 13&9 has received numerous awards for its business practices and innovative designs.


Merit Award of Product Innovations Awards 2017 by Buildings Magazine
Best of Neocon Gold Award 2017 by Contract Magazine
HiP Awards 2017 by Interior Design Magazine
ActiveOffice®AWARD 2016/2017
NYCxDesign Awards 2017 by Interior Design Magazine
Nominee: German Design Award 2017
Architizer A+ Awards 2016
Best of Year 2016 by Interior Design Magazine
Best of Neocon Innovation Award 2016 by Contract Magazine
Best of Neocon Gold Award 2016 by Contract Magazine
Metropolis Magazine Likes Award 2016
Finalist: FX Award 2016
Honoree: Best of Year 2016 by Interior Design Magazine
Designer of the Year 2015 by Contract Magazine
Austria’s Born Global Champions der WKO      
Best of Neocon Gold Award 2015 by Contract Magazine
Best of Neocon Editor´s Choice Award 2015 by Contract Magazine
Metropolis Magazine Likes Award 2015
Red Dot Award 2015
A´Design Award 2015
Honoree: Best of Year 2015 by Interior Design Magazine
35th Annual Interiors Award 2014 by Contract Magazine
iF Produkt Design Award 2014
Finalist: 2nd Annual Architizer A+ Awards 2014
Finalist: Best of Year Awards 2014 by Interior Design Magazine
LEAF Interior Design Award 2013
Finalist: FX Award 2013

13&9 Design GmbH

Grazbachgasse 65a

8010 Graz

T. +43 316 710 324 13