The design studio Lievore Altherr Molina was founded by the three designers Alberto Lievore (1948), Jeanette Altherr (1965) and Manel Molina (1963) in 1991. Each of them comes from a different geographic area and has another cultural background. While the architect Alberto Lievore originates from Buenos Aires in Argentina and emigrated to Spain in the 1970s, Jeanette Altherr is German and moved to Barcelona to study industrial and product design. The third one, Manel Molina, was born in Barcelona, where he studied interior architecture. Together, they realized numerous projects in the field of furniture design and earned international recognition. Their unique creations have been honoured with various design prizes, like the famous National Design Prize of Spain (1999). The studio was awarded the Architonic Archiproducts Design Awards for its Collection Tempo which was launched by the Spanish label Vibia in 2018. They also teach at Spanish universities.
The design studio's field of activity is currently focussed on Spain, Germany and Italy with collaborations with labels like Arper, Concepto Casa, Foscarini, Metalarte, Vibia and Segis. The Barcelona-based studio focusses on product design and product development, creative and art direction, architecture and strategic counselling. The holistic strategy used for the implementation of projects includes the creative concept, the product design itself as well as the communication. This process and the simple, yet technically demanding creations, endowed with a formal harmony without flashiness, characterize every design by the designer collective.
Exhibitions by Lievore Altherr Molina are displayed in cities like Barcelona, Stockholm, London, Madrid, Milan, New York, Paris and Tokyo. Their works are also presented in the national and international specialized press.
In 2016, Manel Molina left the studio, which now operates under the name of Lievore Altherr.