Pete Sans was born in Barcelona in 1947. After completing school he traveled to Germany with the purpose to perfect his training in the field of industrial design. He returned to Barcelona in 1971 to open a graphic design studio, and at the same time took over the control of the Gallery and School Nikon. He also published a magazine of art, "Special Paper". In 1988 he obtained the Golden Delta Award for the Coqueta chair, produced by BD Barcelona design. After that, in March of 1994 he founded his own company where he continues to design his products.