Anne-Charlotte Baudequin born in Grasse in 1995 and Mathieu Maldes born in Toulouse in 1992, met during their degrees in applied art/design at the University of Toulouse II—Jean Jaurès. After different masters, their collaboration becomes a permanent dialogue, nourished by their singularities, and their common passions. Following her bachelor in Toulouse, Anne-Charlotte Baudequin, specialises in sensory design with the validation of a master's degree in Creation Research and Innovation in Sensory and Food Design at ISCID (Higher Institute of Applied Arts, Colour Image Design). She is currently doing a doctorate in design (Allph@ doctoral school) with the following thesis project “Olfactory Sensory Design for an Anthropology of space”. She teaches olfactory design in collaboration with a perfumer at ISCID. Mathieu Maldes, after his degree in Toulouse and a master's degree in Transdisciplinary Design Cultures and Territories at the University of Toulouse II - Jean Jaurès, trained in photography at the ETPA school, where he explored the possible relationships between photography and design. It was after working for studios such as Studio Daguerre and Studio Jaspar in Paris that he decided to return to Toulouse with the desire to explore the know-how of the south of France. Their work, guided by a quest for simplicity, questions contemporary uses to develop possible or imaginary worlds. They are particularly interested in materials, sounds, smells, or gestures that offer new interactions and new experiences. This common vision allows them to consider creation as a work of research in motion on the sensory and poetic dimensions of everyday objects. By moving away from the principle of the pure shape as a purpose, their desires are to bring out intentions, links and common values. In 2019, their first project "Hestia" won the special mention of the Jury for the competition "Grand Sud: Enhance the granite of Sidobre". In 2021, they are the winners of the call for expressions of interest "New Worlds" launched by the Ministry of Culture where they propose the exploration of their sensory methodology in situ for the development of their project "Small inventions of the landscape ".
Avril de Pastre was born on 20th April 1987. After three years spent studying at the école des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, she was awarded her DNAP (Diplôme National d'Arts Plastiques) 'avec les félicitations du jury' (with honours). In 2009 she entered the ESAD, Reims to study for her DNSEP (Diplôme national supérieur d'expression plastique), looking at objets which improve the acoustic comfort of domestic spaces. This project is to be presented in June 2011. During her studies her works have been displayed at the Exposition des écoles at the VIA, the Designhuis, Eindhoven, and at the Lieu du design, Paris. In 2009 she won the competition, 'Lumière sur l'Art' organized by the BHV. Her first collaboration with Cinna is the Solveig light.
Grégory Blain 2007 - Internationale Möbelmesse Köln, " Inspired by cologne", with the projects "le Grenier et la Plateforme" 2006 - Exhibition: Off,5 - biennale de design de Saint-Étienne - Exhibition: VIA des écoles - DNSEP option design, école des Beaux-Arts de Saint - Etienne Hervé Dixneuf 2006 - Graphic design & editor of magazine AZIMUTS : n°26 & 27, published by the école régionale des Beaux-Arts de Saint - Etienne - Postgraduate in Design & Recherche at the école des Beaux-Arts de Saint - Etienne - Exhibition: Macadam - cowboys, biennale de design de Saint- Etienne - Research work on motorway signposts in partnership with the DDE de la Loire 2005 - DNSEP option design, école des Beaux-Arts de Saint - Etienne Atelier BL119 2009 - Exhibition: en Tremplin, Salon du Meuble Paris - Presentation of prototype "La niche", salon Maison & Objet, Paris, for Cinna 2008 - Participated in the Grand Prix de la création de Paris - Exhibition: Flight Number Ten, Accroches et supports, biennale de design de Saint - Etienne - Prizewinner, Cinna révélateurs de talents competition, category Objet décoration : "La niche" - Exhibition: "à l'état de maquettes" in response to the "délaissé urbain" request for proposal, galerie Roger Tator, Lyon 2007 - Exhibition: Design MAP, 100 Watts project, Saint - Etienne - Finalist in the AGORA scholarship with the project Accroches et supports, using the new wood technologies 2006 - Scenography and graphic design for the exhibition "Séverine : Mémoires d'habitants", for the city of Saint- Etienne and Alliade - Creation of design agency Atelier BL119 - Exposition Off, Le champ, biennale de design de Saint - Etienne - Study on the fit-out and reception and bedroom furniture for the centre hospitalier privé de la Loire, Saint - Etienne.
Born in Paris. Artistic training : Ecole des Métiers d'Arts et des Arts Appliqués. Graduated with the BTS (brevet de technicien supérieur). Joined the Roset Bureau d'Etudes in 1976. Her last creations for Ligne Roset were: Opus, Petit Matin, Confidences. Since 1997, she has worked independently, designing the Sassi vases for Ligne Roset and the Zilia settee for Leolux. She also leans towards a purely artistic output, organising an exhibition each year.
Born in New York, of French nationality. Lives and works in Paris. Graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris. Founded the agency an-ARCHI DESIGN in 1997. "Design is the spirit of matter. This for me is the passing of a frontier, from the design on paper (a dream) to the reality of the object. Its function gives it its form. This intimacy lifts the architectural space, from the relationship between the object, the piece of furniture and the person. It is a ladder. Design is my means of thinking, and of living." OBJECT DESIGN / Creation of numerous made-to-order pieces Lauréate VIA, 'Dark Spirit' table, Paris. Galerie La Verrière, Hermès, Bruxelles. Lauréate VIA, 'Alice' armchair, Paris. Designers' Days, Forum Diffusion, Dupont de Nemours, Corian, Paris. Forum Diffusion, 'Yunnan' tray, limited edition, Paris ... SPATIAL DESIGN / Design and realisation of any kind of work Light scenography Headquarters of the Banque Populaire Sud Ouest, Bordeaux, architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Galerie Yves Gastou, Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris. Groupe Pastor, Video 'AZUR', unique piece, Monaco. Dalkia, Congrès HLM, soirée at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes. Bain Company, twentieth anniversary, Paris. Les Qu4tre Temps, illumination of façade, La Défense, Paris... Architecture Concept house 'Basses Energies', région des Baux de Provence. Concept apartment, 'Reflets et Lumière', Paris. BATIMAT 2007, Gerflor stand, La Matière Autrement, Paris. Concept chalet, 'Béton Acier', Chamonix. Galerie Marian Goodman, Art Contemporain, Paris....
Andreas Kowalewski’s work encompasses a wide range of creative fields such as in furniture, lighting, consumer electronics, and strategic design consulting. The Berlin-born designer was initially trained as a carpenter before he began studying industrial design at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, followed by 10 years at Philips Design in Amsterdam. In 2017 he founded his own studio practice and started working with renowned brands and manufacturers. The numerous collaborations have won many international design awards. In 2021 he was appointed visiting professor at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Germany. His Studio aims to create contemporary and meaningful product solutions for everyday life, by reducing complexity in form and function while striving to create objects that center on the value of longevity with a brand focus.
Born in Belgrade in 1973, she graduated from the Ecole d’architecture Paris la Villette in the year 2000. Ana Moussinet has worked in her studio, ANA MOUSSINET INTERIOR DESIGN, since 2012. Liberated and inspired, Ana Moussinet owes her expertise to her architectural degree from the Beaux-Arts de Paris and to the professional path she has taken. Design as an art form, technique as a foundation, to her, volume is a material to be sculpted, to be adorned before being inhabited. Her Slavic origins inspire her on a daily basis and give her approach a sensitive, lively twist. An architect, she sculpts spaces of all sizes. From an 180-bedroom 5* hotel on the other side of the world to the identity of a boutique located a few steps from her studio in the Le Marais district, to the design of a jewel-like light, Ana devotes the same level of enthusiasm and the same expertise to each project. A stylistic vocabulary which interweaves French elegance with contemporary design and Slavic joie de vivre, from which Ana draws the necessary inspiration to sketch out the features of each interior, making it a unique piece, at the service of both sponsors and users.
Amaury Poudray was born in Cholet in 1985. He graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d'Art et de Design de Saint-Etienne in 2009 ; he also spent a year studying at the Rhode Island School of Design in the USA and another year working with the design team of Fabrica, the Benetton group's communication research centre in Italy. Today, Amaury Poudray runs his own studio in Lyon, Amaury Poudray Networks. He specialises in furniture design, interior arrangement and artistic direction. His work is built around a network of differing competences based on the human being, comprising innovative companies with very specific areas of expertise. Innovation and global/local connections are central to the studio's productions. His works include collaborations with furniture manufacturers, small visionary businesses, large groups, art galleries and schools. Amaury Poudray is currently a professor at the ESAD de Saint-Etienne, where is also co-ordinator of 'la Coursive', a bridging course for international students.
Born in Italy in May 1981. Rosignoli studied industrial design at the University of Architecture, Florence, graduating in November 2005. In 2006, she collaborated with the styling and technical design department of Ariete SpA. She moved to Paris in 2008, where she began working as a freelance designer working mainly for French companies. Her work has been published abroad in various magazines and has also been exhibited in a range of galleries, museums and fairs. She lives and works in Paris.
Born on November 20th 1969, Alban-Sebastien's interest was not restricted to design but Art as a whole. After obtaining a degree in Art and Literature, he continued his education under Jean-Claude Maugirard in the faculty of furniture at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, where he now lives and works. Upon graduating from ENSAD, in 1998, he met Didier Gomez, with whom he works as a `freelance project manager' on high-end projects and with top-name manufacturers. Currently, he develops models for manufacturers such as Cinna and Design Affairs, whose Fifty-Fifty armchair was awarded a `label des industries de l'ameublement' on its début at the Salon du Meuble in 1997. The show numbers amonsst the many exhibitions he has been a part of, in both Paris and Milan. In 2001 he designed a range of furniture for the CDF 105 restaurant in conjunction with the architect Axel Schoenert; along with working alongside Frédéric Ruyant on interior architecture projects. In 2002, he designed the Neo armchair for Ligne Roset, which was an instant best seller, and much loved by the public and press alike. 2006 sees the introduction of his most recent creations into the Ligne Roset Collection, with Jul and Jil offering a startling glimpse into the juxtaposition of all that is masculine and feminine in design.
Design as a second life. After studying Political Sciences and Marketing Management, Alain Gilles went on to work in the financial world. But one has to live his own life. So, thanks to the moral support of his wife, he went back to studying Industrial design in France. He opened is own studio in 2007 in order to pursue his own dreams and develop his personal approach to product design, furniture design, art direction and interior architecture. He has since started to collaborate with several international editors such as Qui est Paul ? (FR), Galerie Gosserez (FR), O'Sun (BE-HK), Buzzispace (BE), Design is Wolf (BE), Vincent Sheppard (BE), Varaschin (IT), Verreum (CZ), Casamania (IT), La Chance (FR) and Bonaldo (IT). Named "Designer of the year" in 2012 by the Interieur Kortrijk fair and Knack/Le Vif Weekend and the Museum of Design in Gent. Born: 1970 in Brussels (BELGIUM) AWARDS 2015 - Henry Van De Velde LABEL ( BE ) for the "Structure Sofa collection" designed for Bonaldo. 2014 - IMM Innovation award ( Cologne, DE ) for the the multifunctional BuzziPicnic table collection designed for Buzzispace. 2014 - "Good Design Award" ( USA ), awarded by the "Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design" for the Tracks table designed for Bonaldo. 2014 - "Good Design Award" ( USA ), awarded by the "Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design" for the multifunctional BuzziPicnic table collection designed for Buzzispace. 2014 - "BOY Winner" ( USA ), organised by Interior Design Magazine, in the "Furniture Contract/System" cathegory. 2014 - "Contract Magazine Editor's choice Award" ( USA ) in the "Collaborative Furniture" section for the BuzziPicnic table designed for Buzzispace. 2014 - "HIP Award Winner" ( USA ) in the "Collaborative / Large" product cathegory for the BuzziPicnic workbenh designed for Buzzispace. 2014 - "HIP Award Winner" ( USA ) in the "Flexible Office Solution" product cathegory for the BuzziVille workbenh designed for Buzzispace in collaboration with the Buzzispace Design Team. 2014 - "ADEX Silver Award for Design Exellence", ( USA ), for the BuzziHive designed for Buzzispace. 2013 - "Green Dot Award" ( Los Angeles, USA ), for the Nomad solar portable lamp designed for O'Sun. 2013 - "Red Dot Design Award - Best of The Best" ( DE ) for the "Welded" table designed for Bonaldo. 2012 - "Design for Asia - Golden Award" awarded by the Hong Kong Design Center for the "Nomad" solar designed for O'Sun 2012 - "Henry Van De Velde Public Award" ( BE ) for the "Nomad" solar lamp designed for O'Sun. 2012 - "Henry Van De Velde LABEL" ( BE ) for the "Nomad" solar lamp designed for O'Sun. 2011 - "Designer of the Year" awarded by the Interieur Kortrijk fair, the Design Museum in Gent, the Grand-Hornu Museum, Design September, and the magazines Knack Weekend and Le Vif Weekend ( BE ). 2011 - "Henry Van De Velde LABEL" ( BE ) for the BuzziBooth designed for Buzzispace. 2009 - "Good Design Award" ( USA )by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design - for the "Big Table" designed for Bonaldo Bonaldo. 2008 - "Henry Van De Velde LABEL" ( BE ) for the Tectonic Table designed for Bonaldo.
Akasaki Vanhuyse is a London-based architecture and design studio established in 2022 by Japanese architect Kenta Akasaki and French designer Astrid Vanhuyse. Merging their cultures, backgrounds and perspectives of architecture and industrial design, they collaborate on a variety of projects including space, furniture, product, innovation and research. Their approach is driven by the design of creative, thoughtful and lasting solutions. Kenta Akasaki (b.1989) studied architecture at Tokyo City University (BA) under Takaharu Tezuka and at Kingston University (MArch) in London. He worked for Matheson Whiteley (UK), where he collaborated on a number of projects in London such as residential development, house extension, workshop for designer Max Lamb and arts centre. In parallel, he developed his personal work. He has been finalist for Antepavilion (UK), for a public bath (Japan) and for several furniture and product design competitions. Astrid Vanhuyse (b.1991) completed a MA in industrial design at Rubika design school in France. She worked as Marc Berthier’s design assistant at Eliumstudio in Paris. Then she joined Nendo in Tokyo where she worked on product, furniture and exhibition projects. In London, she worked for several agencies and as an independent designer, gaining experience in various sectors including technology and circularity. She designed award-winning products and she collaborated with major brands and emerging start-ups.
At Air Division, we believe that good design today should be used to improve the usefulness and aesthetic forms of objects to better serve people's needs. Hence our design approach is based on the sincere application of the fundamental qualities of good design: creative concepts, honest use of materials, intelligent production techniques and exacting proportions all combines to achieve a holistic integrity for any product.
Both born in 1978 Böttcher & Kayser is a Berlin-based studio founded in 2007, working in the fields of consumer product, furniture, lighting and interior design. Co-founders Moritz Böttcher and Nikolaus Kayser already met in kindergarden and went to school together. After that they took different ways for their education and gained work experience in various countries, cities and design companies before they met again and made their dream of working together become true. Today they are running their own studio and working for clients such as ANTA, Böwer, freistil by Rolf Benz, Johanson, Gejst, Mater, Normann Copenhagen, Prostoria, RIG-TIG, Schönbuch, Stelton, Vertigo Bird, WON and Zero. Moritz Böttcher (right) and Nikolaus Kayser have been awarded with numerous design prizes such as the Interior Innovation Award, several iF and Red Dot Design Awards, including the prestigious Red Dot ‚Best of the Best’. Their projects have been published in books and magazines around the world.
Manuela Busetti and Andrea Garuti met while studying Industrial Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, where they were already teaming up to work on design issues. In 2004, the year of the XX Compasso d'Oro ADI, they were accorded the 'Progetto Giovane' selection for their degree thesis project 'Double', an innovative cooler bag made of neoprene. Since 2004, they have collaborated with various Milan-based studios specializing in product and advance design; they also work together on a freelance basis, designing for both international competitions and manufacturers in a range of sectors including tableware, bathroom fittings, sanitary ware and furniture. In 2007, their project 'Culla Belly' won them 1st prize in 'Playing Design', the international competition run by the city of Lissone in partnership with the Milan Triennale. In 2008 they were both selected for the experimental project 'Prime Cup 01' promoted by the Regione Lombardia and the Milan Triennale with a view to improving the level of innovation amongst selected SMEs in the Lombardy region. These projects are exhibited to the public in the Agora Theatre at the Milan Triennale. Matteo Redaelli graduated in Industrial Design from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan in 2007. In the same year, the three young designers' working lives converged during a collaboration with a design studio in Milan. In 2008, they began working together on new projects, making full use of their different skills and sensibilities. New collaborations followed with manufacturing companies in various sectors: kitchen and bathroom taps, tableware, kitchenware, ovens and hobs, indoor and outdoor furniture, etc. In 2010 they won the Cristalplant design contest, promoted by Zanotta and Cristalplant, with an innovative coffee table project, christened 'Naica'. In 2012, they won it again with their versatile 'Verve' table project for Poliform. In 2014, the jury of Young & Design 2014 selected their 'Log' upholstered chair, designed for Pedrali. ------------------- Our design approach: We are three industrial designers who have worked together since 2008, developing new products for various areas of home and also the contracts market. The projects we develop arise from a synthesis of our personal visions and sensibilities. Our intent is to develop objects that satisfy both the new demands arising from changing lifestyles and the consolidated needs of everyday life. In developing all our projects we aim to achieve simple solutions, both technical and formal, favouring the usability and legibility of the object. In this process, we reinterpret both traditional and innovative materials, allowing the resulting objects, when placed in their own context, to become discreet and gentle life companions. Usually our projects are the result of the reflection stimulated by a brief submitted to us by a company; they might equally be defined autonomously when we identify an opportunity; or even an unexpected intuition that emerges unpredictably. Having defined a concept, we develop it in many divergent directions then make a selection, which we then process and redefine in more detail. We always like to work with different types of products by collaborating with companies in different industry sectors, such as furniture, tableware and kitchenware, taps and ceramics, etc. We can define our approach to design as being rooted in Italy, but with a European flavour. In addition to the masters of Italian design, we owe a lot to the design of Continental Europe and Scandinavia.
Brad Ascalon’s eponymous award-winning studio was founded in 2006. The multidisciplinary designer specializes in furniture for the contract, hospitality and residential markets, as well as lighting, packaging, and other consumer products. With a reductive approach to his craft, Ascalon believes in design that is uncomplicated, rational and manages to find the perfect balance of form, function and concept. Through this approach, coupled with a strong understanding of strategy-driven design opportunities for his clients, Ascalon is widely regarded as one of the leading American design voices of his generation. Working with clients ranging from global brands to start-ups, branding agencies and private clientele, Ascalon’s long list of collaborators stretches the globe, from the US to Asia, Denmark, Sweden, France, Italy, Turkey and beyond. That list includes such companies as Carl Hansen & Son, Hightower, Ligne Roset, Bernhardt Design, Gunlocke, Stylex, Restoration Hardware, Design Within Reach, Skandiform, Gaia & Gino, Nude Glass, Mitab, L’Oreal, Redken, Maybelline, Umbra and many others. Ascalon’s work has been exhibited around the world, from the global design hubs of Milan, Paris, London, Cologne, Stockholm and New York, to Chicago, Los Angeles, Guangzhou and Moscow, where in 2013 he was singlehandedly invited to represent American design with an installation at Moscow Design Week. Ascalon’s work has been featured in top publications including Interior Design, Wallpaper*, New York Times, Architectural Digest, Intramuros, Whitewall, Esquire, Surface, Dwell, Objekt, Interni, Ottagono, Elle Décor, Metropolis and many others. In addition to his design practice, Ascalon teaches graduate level design courses at the renowned University of Pennsylvania, teaching both architecture students and IPD students (Integrated Product Design), a curriculum that bridges the University’s schools of Architecture, Engineering and Wharton School of Business. Born outside of Philadelphia, PA, Ascalon was immersed in the world of art and design from an early age. His grandfather was a noted sculptor and industrial designer, and his father is renowned for his large-scale art installations that can be found in public and private spaces throughout North America. Ascalon attributes his passion for design to the two generations before him who instilled in him the value of craftsmanship, materiality and rigor. Ascalon earned a Masters’ degree for Industrial Design from New York’s Pratt Institute in 2005, and that same year was recognized by Wallpaper magazine as one of the "Ten Most Wanted” emerging designers in the world. Ascalon and his wife live and work in New York, NY as well as the North Fork of Long Island, NY.
Bernard Govin is a French designer and interior architect, born in 1940. During his life, he has created a range of pieces which, fluid in appearance and with audacious, futuristic curves, are still attractive today. He began working with the celebrated manufacturer Ligne Roset from the late 1960’s. Having studied at the école des arts appliqués Duperré and the institut d'esthétique industrielle, he opened his own agency in 1963. His investigations centre on the new materials. In 1966 he showed an emblematic work at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs (SAD) : his Asmara floor seating, produced by Ligne Roset from 1967. He then presented his Dunes seating, also produced by Ligne Roset, at the SAD 1972. His innovative pieces surprise by their very inventiveness and their great modernity. Bernard Govin was to see other models of his produced as a result of collaborations with a range of manufacturers and he eventually moved to the South of France to work on interior arrangement projects.
Benjamin Voisin is a young French designer who was born in Toulouse in 1991. After training in the Applied Arts at the université Jean Jaurès in Toulouse, he began studying for an IUP Couleur, Image et Design (Masters in Colour, Image and Design) at Montauban, which offered a course on colour which was unique in France at that time. During this time there were several placements, most notably with Reine Mère Edition and Samuel Accoceberry. In the final year of his Masters he designed the Majordôme hybrid furniture in collaboration with Pauline Pinto and Cédric Guillemin. This project was awarded the Prix du Public in the 7ème concours Révélateur de Talents Cinna and then went into production. When designing, Benjamin attaches great importance to detail, to the graphic aspect of an object and the rhythm it gives off. Such designs draw inspiration from the stories of everyday life, with rigorous work on colour and materials whilst offering up contemporary, elegant lines. Today, he works in Paris as an independent designer.
Born 10th August 1980 Education 15th March 2006 - obtained diploma from E.N.S.C.I. with special mention for his diploma project. Diploma project: 'Paysage domestique / Environnement naturant'. 4 contemplative objects, mentored by Erwan Bouroullec. Thesis : Sentinel - ARIZONA A study on landscape and contemplation through the western, mentored by Marie-Haude Caraës. March 2003 - March 2004: Internship with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec Work experience: April 2006 - May 2006 - Assistant to Mathieu Lehanneur - Development of a restaurant chain - Design of a perfume bottle for Issey Miyake, - Development of scenography for the City of Paris. July 2006 - Collective exhibition, DESIGN Parade à la Villa Noaïlles - Presentation of 3 aquaria and 3 pools. October 2006 - Collective exhibition, biennale du Design de Saint-Etienne. - Presentation of my diploma project, Paysage domestique. - Presentation of two tattoos. September 2006 - Assistant to RADI DESIGNERS. - Development of domestic electrical appliances for Moulinex, - Development of small electrical appliances for Violet, - Design of a perfume bottle for Prada, - Creation of a lounge area for Nuit Blanche 2007. January 2007 - February 2007 - collaboration with Valérie Mréjen. - Project, 1% artistique for a school January 2007 - Collective exhibition, presentation of a light with the VIA at the Paris and Milan furniture fairs. February 2008 - Beginning of collaboration with Domeau & Pérès.
The day I left for Vietnam, I had no idea that I was about to begin an entirely new career' I left the United States at the age of 24, hoping to discover new horizons - and, impressed by the country, I decided to remain in Vietnam. In 1999 I met Michel Kuehne, a young Swiss entrepreneur based in Saigon and the founder of Wetter Indochine, a business specialising in lacquered goods. We were brought together by our mutual love of Vietnam, and of design. We soon found an interesting and enthralling way of showing the world the talent of Vietnamese artisans which combines colour, Western design, and quality.
Bambú Studio is a design studio and creative consultancy based in Spain, let by the industrial designer Javier Moreno ( Alcoy, 1984 ) Working across a wide range of product typologies, from furniture to electronics, Bambú Studio work is supported by an international network of clients with awarded products: ADCV awards, Red Dot, Good design, among others.
Born in 1991, Constance Frappolli graduated in interior architecture and design from the école Camondo in 2016. She now lives in Paris, where she works on a range of projects as part of a design studio. In her own projects, she seeks to use the object to tell a story in which shapes, materials and function are at the service of the environment. Focussing her work on a search for balance between functionality and emotion, Constance confers on her pieces a poetic, practical nature in which forms and materials tell a story. With a love for playing with glimpses, ironies, metaphors and images, Constance construct her design around recognisable realms. Her rug, Mémoire d'une Trame, signals her first collaboration with Ligne Roset.
Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci first met at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence. In 1983, having shared not only their studies but also an intense artistic and theatrical experience, they founded Archirivolto in Colle Val D'Elsa: since 1989 this design house, set against the backdrop of the romantic Tuscan countryside around Siena, has concentrated almost exclusively on industrial design. They maintain that, today real innovation is incontrovertibly linked to the use of technology and materials. Technology does not exist to create an image, but to give service to the consumer: to possess real quality, a good `designer' product must therefore be attractive, useful and comfortable. Apart from Ligne Roset, Archirivolto work with Bonaldo, Desalto, Fasem and many others.
Born on September 6th 1947 he graduated from the Ecole des Métiers d'Art. Certificates of Architecture from the Ecole des Arts et Métiers Jean Prouvé. In 1973 he started working in the R&D department, L'Abaque Marc Alessandri (hotel furniture). Technically adept he began working in 1975 for Compagnie d'Esthétique Industrielle R. Loewy where he designed seats for TGV. Proven in industrial design, he sought new challenges and began veering towards a more creative angle within the Mazda group where he designed architectural & decorative lights for stands, exhibitions and showrooms. It was not until 1984 that he was given the opportunity to combine his technical expertise and creative flair when he began working for the Roset group, designing upholstery for Ligne Roset and Cinna. He has remained in the company ever since and is now Head of Upholstery Development for Ligne Roset, Cinna and Roset Hotels & Contracts. His most well-known designs include Multy, the best-seller and award winning sofabed from Ligne Roset.
Christian Werner was born in Berlin in 1959. He studied industrial design in both Berlin and Hamburg, but was finally drawn to the latter, where he has lived since 1984. He founded his own product design and interior architecture agency in 1992, where he designs furniture for prominent international manufacturers. Furniture is by no means his only arena for expression, he has also undertaken various projects for exhibition stands, restaurants, PR agencies, shops, and franchises. He is able to boast such clients as: Carpet Concept, Clud Med, JAB-Anstoetz, Kabel New Media, Ligne Roset, Thonet, Tonon.
Christian Ghion was born in Montmorency, France in 1958. After studying law for five years, he decided to enrol at the Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-Conflans, in the furniture design studies department. At the age of 28 he teamed up with Patrick Nadeau, with whom he worked on numerous projects. Together, they won the grand prix de la création de la ville de Paris in 1991. In 1998, he opened his own studio, designing for renowned manufacturers such Cappellini, Driade, Daum, Salviati, Sawaya & Moroni or even XO. He has won numerous awards and distinctions, becoming a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 2006. He has been entrusted with numerous interior arrangement projects, including the boutiques of Chantal Thomass and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and the restaurants of the chef Pierre Gagnaire. In 2009, the Mobilier National commissioned a desk for a government minister made from carbon fibre. He also became Artistic Director of the Coutellerie Nontronnaise. In 2012, embarked on new collaborations with Nespresso, Christofle and Alessi. In 2014, the town of Aix-en-Provence charged him with designing the largest water wall in Europe.
Camille est née à Paris en 1992 et Théo à Lyon en 1991. Ils sont tous les deux diplômés en 2016 de l’ESAD de Reims. C’est là qu’ils se sont rencontrés et ont commencé à travailler ensemble. Par la suite ils fondent leur studio éponyme. Ils dessinent des objets, mobiliers, mobiliers urbains, textiles et espaces avec une constante curiosité pour de nouveaux contextes créatifs. En 2018, ils sont finalistes de la Design Parade 13 organisé à la villa Noailles. Ils remportent le prix du public et de la ville d’Hyères avec leur projet "La Cité", une réflexion autour de l’espace public et de ses assises.
CP — RV is a collaborative design project run between London and Marseille. Formed by designers gathered together from different backgrounds, the practice designs products, home furnitures, interior spaces and things to live with. The studio, co-founded by designers Camille Paillard and Romain Voulet, works from an intuitive understanding of contemporary life, resulting in a patient production that remains relevant in the context of our daily lives and aims to create enjoyment out of simple utility of its designs. Camille Paillard (1988), practiced as designer at JLK DS studio and Tom Dixon, where she worked on bespoke furniture as well as on hotels, restaurants and private interiors; for clients such as Tom Dixon, Philippe Malouin, a:tifact, Hennessy and Pierre Marcolini. Prior to this, her experience as designer included positions at Front Design, Philippe Starck and Blackbody Oled. She studied design for luxury and craftsmanship at ECAL in Switzerland, where she graduated in 2012. Romain Voulet (1989), former designer at Industrial Facility, under Sam Hecht and Kim Colin, where he created home furniture, office systems and things to live with; for industry pioneers such as Herman Miller, Muji or Mattiazzi. He previously practiced at Youmeus Design where he designed everyday objects for clients such as Panasonic, Joseph Joseph, Nokia and Kenwood. He studied industrial design at EID in the South of France, where he graduated in 2011.
In 1997 Julia Dozsa and Jan van Dalfsen started Dozsa & van Dalfsen a studio for design and architecture, based in Amsterdam. Julia Dozsa (1960) studied architecture for 2 years before attending the Gerrit Rietveld Academy graduating in industrial design. After graduating at the University of Amsterdam in mathematics, specialization topology, Jan van Dalfsen (1959) started studying architecture and building technique at the Polytechnic of Amsterdam while working for a building contractor. They work together but also separately for corporate and private clients on projects in furniture-, product-, interior-design and architecture. Among their clients are Calligaris, Colé Italia, Deknudt Mirrors, Driade, Estinée, Fiam Italia, Glas Italia, Ikea, TAFT Shoes, Tonelli Design. Prize: Elle Decoration Award 2003 for Best Accessory Design for Nembus vases designed for Driade. Exhibitions: in December 2003 at Yamagiwa Corporation in Japan of all the work for Driade, Design Museum Brussels. Architectural projects in the Netherlands include: apartment block and interior of a shoe shop in the center of Amsterdam, interior of a shoe shop in Almere, façade for a house and shop in Zaandam, renovation of several apartment buildings and shops in Amsterdam, new apartment block in Utrecht, villas in Schoorl and Heiloo, garden house in a garden of a canal house in the center of Amsterdam, ‘Victorie Poort’: old extensions transformed into five tiny houses in the tradition of a 'hofje' in the center of Haarlem, renovation and design of a façade and interior of IINN-sustainable beauty in Amsterdam, interior of Estinée hair salon/gallery in Haarlem. The variety of our backgrounds and the synergy it can generate, determines our designs. Also the co-operation with others, especially skilled craftsmen, is an important source of inspiration. Influenced by images from art, nature, architecture and design, often absorbed subconsciously, respecting the context of a project and giving intuition free rein while trying to surprise ourselves, we create our designs.
Donia Ouertani and Nolwenn Michéa met during their studies at the École Supérieure d'Art et Design of Saint-Étienne (France). During an academic exchange in Scotland in 2015, they discovered a common approach to the practice of design and began their collaboration. In autumn 2020, they végétalesfounded the Foghar design studio. The two designers develop research and creation projects around the depreciated resources of a territory, particularly vegetal, such as urban dead leaves. A key importance is given to manual work and experimentation.
© Dögg & Arnved Design Studio is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. An agency capable of operating in fields as varied as the design of installations, products or furniture, interior design and graphics. The creative approach of Dögg & Arnved Design is based on Scandinavian design traditions, adding modern technologies and their passion for materials and textures. Through their cultural understanding of design, personal interpretations and expressiveness, they seek to create contemporary and timeless design for all. They work to create functional, high quality products with respect for both nature and future generations, in the belief that this will bring added value to the product. Rikke Rützou Arnved A graduate (2001) of the School of Architecture of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. After her graduation she established her own design office, Ark Type, where she primarily designed furniture and indoor design. At same time she was lecturing at the DTU (The Danish Technical University, Institute of Design and Innovation). She has worked for Danish architectural studios in the fields of industrial design, lighting and interior design, it being a professional skill of hers to work in such different capacities. Since 2006 she has worked on a wide range of projects from city planning, urban design and building design competitions to furniture. It inspires her when architecture and design create an interdependence. Working with design at any level, the essence is, for her, to work in such a way as the overall project and its individual details are seen as a unified whole. Dögg Gudmundsdottir Studied industrial design at the Istituto Europeo di design, Milan, graduating in 1996. Between 1996 and 1998 she was a guest student in the glass, furniture and graphics departments of the Danish Design School. In spring 2011 Dögg attained her Masters in Design from the School of Architecture of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, her main focus being, 'New Strategies: Design management with applied sustainable Innovation'. In 2000 Dögg Gudmundsdottir established her own studio, Dögg Design, working in fields ranging from industrial design and graphics to art and installations. Dögg Gudmundsdottir's brand of design retains close links with the art world, drawing inspiration from natural materials, organic shapes and traditional craftsmanship. She believes that design and art exist in an important mutual contagious association with each other. Her work has been exhibited and published throughout the world.
Studio Désormeaux/Carrette is a design studio which was founded by Nathanaël Désormeaux and Damien Carrette in January 2014. Specialising in industrial design, its vocation is to create objects suitable for series production. Today, the studio works with a range of clients from start-ups to prominent brands in the retail furniture and objects markets. Passion for materials and an instinctive understanding of what an object is meant to convey are fundamental to our creative approach. Deconstruction is at the centre of our design methodology. By taking apart and rethinking an object holistically, we reveal its technical heart. Thus our work consists of beautifying technicality with a view to not only integrating but also transcending it so that it becomes an object’s aesthetic heart. Through this prism, our studio seeks to question current production methods and to imbue industrial objects with poetry. CV: Nathanaël Désormeaux: 30 years old (1988) 2013 (and currently) Paris Désormeaux/Carrette studio: Founder of studio Industrial design, furniture design, interior architecture Founding of studio. Product development, conceptual research, 3D sketches, creation of models and prototypes L’Oréal Paris, Cinna, Roche Bobois, Lancôme, YPLFAL, Brandt, De Dietrich, Technicolor, Canal+ 2015 (and currently) Paris Ecole de Condé: lecturer in industrial design Design methodology, visual culture, case studies, partnerships Nike, Coca-Cola, Mairie de Paris, Théatre de l’europe, ecole 42 2012-2013 (2 years) London Benjamin Hubert LTD: designer, studio manager Furniture, spaces, scenography Product development, 3D sketches and models. Research into materials, colours, textures. Creation of industrializable 3D models. Design development (manufacturing monitoring: UK, Italy, France, Portugal), management of a team (5 persons) 2010 (10 months) Hong-Kong Michael Young LTD: Junior Designer Furniture, industrial design, scenography Audio headset (Itech, Eops), bags & accessories (XigXag), furniture (Emeco, Trussardi), Stand (Chivas) CV: Damien Carrette: 30 years old (1988) 2013 (and currently) Paris Désormeaux/Carrette studio: Founder of studio Industrial design, furniture design, interior architecture Founding of studio. Product development, conceptual research, 3D sketches, creation of models and prototypes L’Oréal Paris, Cinna, Roche Bobois, Lancôme, YPLFAL, Brandt, De Dietrich, Technicolor, Canal+ May 2012 - December 2013 Assistant designer at Doshi Levien, London Furniture, spaces, scenography Product development, 3D sketches, models Research into materials, colours, textures. Creation of industrializable 3D models and final renders 2010 (10 months) Trainee designer at Plastique Omnium environnement/ Sainte Julie Containers and contract furniture Worked in collaboration with engineers from the R&D team. Research into materials, colours and textures. Formal research and 3D development of products.
After their BTS in product design, Léo Dubreil and Baptiste Pilato met during their degree course at the Ecole Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs – DNSEP in Strasbourg. They presented their project, "SHELL" (renamed "Clam") at the 11th Concours Cinna révélateur de talents, winning both first prizes: both the prix du Jury and the prix du Public. They also participated in the D’Days de Paris exhibition in 2016.
Didier Gomez began his career as an opera singer before branching out into the world of interior and product design in 1985 with his association with the architect JJ Ory. His expertise is highly acclaimed. Winner of numerous design awards, he has designed boutiques, large stores, restaurants, apartments, houses and head offices all over the world. The quality of his work speaks for itself, with clients including Yves Saint-Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Carrousel du Louvre, LVMH, Bernard Arnault, Céline, Louis Vuitton, Galeries Lafayette, Vivendi Universal, Kenzo, Christian Dior, Pomelato, De Beers and L'Oréal. Didier Gomez began working with Ligne Roset some fifteen years ago. Both he and Michel Roset have since forged an enduring partnership based on a creative synergy. The number of creations for Ligne Roset seems countless, but numbering among the most successful are his upholstery collections. Feng, Opium and Fugue have become symbols of his sleek, contemporary take on classic urban style. Rue de Seine looks set to follow. Didier Gomez and Ligne Roset were awarded the `Nombre d'or' by the Salon du Meuble de Paris, in recognition of their exemplary collaboration.
DESJEUX DELAYE is an interior architecture and design agency founded by Dorothée Delaye and Daphné Desjeux. This duo dreams up almost masculine decorative schemes with sharp, clean lines. They love to mix genres and eras so that spaces do not become ‘fixed’. The heritage of each place inspires them to fashion a unique atmosphere without limiting themselves: infinite detail, a monumental object, measure and excess. Their former lives in the media taught them to think of spaces as stages on which stories can be related. Designers, craftsmen, graphic designers and architects come together and work with the same expectation: never sacrifice their ideas for the sake of trends. Desjeux Delaye never loses sight of its ambition to imbue all its forms with a spirit of chic informality. Their agency specializes in the hotel industry and has been working on a range of projects since 2018: a hotel in Formentera and two hotels in Paris, two high-end apartments also in Paris and multiple product projects such as an eponymous collection of lighting, sold in Bon Marché and produced by MR Agency, and a range of furniture for Versant.
Denis Guidone is a design and architecture studio based in Milan and Tokyo. Fascinated by the contrasts between the East and the West, he merges the aesthetics of these two extremes with unconventional and strict precision into an elegant, eye-catching appearance. He has won international awards, including the IDA Design Award in Los Angeles. He was also given the Bruno Munari Prize by Gillo Dorfles in 2009 at the Triennale di Milano and was selected for the ADI index 2010. In 2018 was elected by Triennale of Milan and by Ministry of Foreign Affairs as ambassador of Italian design in the world. He has designed for Ligne Roset, FontanaArte, MAGIS, Roche Bobois, Hidetoshi Nakata, Nava Design, Bolia, Mingardo, Ichendorf, Serax, Projects Watches, Shuji Nakagawa, Shinji Terauchi, Arita Risogama and other companies in Italy and abroad.
The Damaris & Marc design studio was founded in 2007 by Damaris Bilbao from Paris and Marc Navarro from Barcelona. Initially the studio worked on a self-generative basis, managing both the creative process and the production of their creations. In 2008 they were selected to exhibit at the Maison & Objet fair in Paris. That same year they began collaborating with the company EIG, the representative of Cradle2Cradle in Spain, on a range of ecological furniture which was presented at Barcelona Design Week. A range of exhibitions followed in both Spain and France (Côté Sud, Casa Decor, Fundation Palo Alto...). In 2011, the studio won an Aide à Projet VIA for its Wabi-Sabi shelf, which was presented in Milan that same year.
Daniel Debiasi (1981), who graduated in Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano, and Federico Sandri (1977), who graduated in Industrial Design at the IUAV University in Venice, met in Milan where they both led projects for several international design companies. In 2010 after having continued their personal career paths, both in Italy and abroad, they decided to join forces to found the design partnership Something based in London (UK) and Verona (Italy). Interested in the connection of products with their surrounding they design objects in relation to spatial, cultural, behavioural and emotional influences, aiming to push the boundaries of design by working across its disciplines. Daniel Debiasi and Federico Sandri work with internationally renowned clients such as Antoniolupi (IT), Ligne Roset (FR) and Schoenbuch (DE) among others. Their work has been featured in many international Architecture and Design Magazines.
Evangelos Vasileiou was born in Athens in 1976. After having obtained his degree in interior architecture and product design by the école Camondo, he continued his studies in architecture in the école Paris-Malaquais, where he graduated as a dplg architect. In 2001 he received an award from the VIA and since then he has been invited in several instances as an external lecturer, while currently he lectures in the Master unit (4th year) of the Paris-Malaquais. Also, he collaborates with various companies and at the same time he works on projects in architecture, interiors and in scenography. His work has been exposed in different shows and galleries in France and abroad. Being based in Paris, in June 2007 he established another office in Athens, which is essentially engaged with projects in architecture and interiors.
Born in 1961, Jourdan lives and works in Paris. Coming as he does from a family of architects, Eric Jourdan has a marked leaning towards classic modernist furniture. He studied at both the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Saint Etienne; Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris and has been working in design since 1998 when Neotu have been producing his designs. Some of his past projects include Fitting-out and furniture for Cartier New York, 1991, the Thomson project with Philippe Starck, 1993 and Exhibition at Galerie Gilles Peyroulet, 2000. For many years the hallmarks of his design have been serenity and clarity, so too has his work for Ligne Roset. Snowdonia created in 2006, offers a melange of sensuous curves and purity of line. His latest creation, Shaman is at once contemporary and timeless.
Emmanuel Dietrich was born in Besançon in 1969, and as far back as he can remember he has always wanted to do what he is doing today. After graduating in interior architecture from the Ecole Boulle, he rapidly found his own direction in life. He dreamt of working in the luxury sector relishing the idea of the sophistication and demanding standards that are involved He began to realize this dream when he had pieces commissioned by Facom and Ardi. His `Harnais' watch for Hermès has already become a classic and was displayed on the façade of the Faubourg St Honoré. Since then Emmanuel Dietrich has travelled in a variety of different directions: Häagen Dazs, Dinh Van, Artelano, Mobilier International, Haworth not to mention Daum, Baccarat, Ruinart, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton. His creations for Ligne Roset have already achieved great acclaim and look set to become design classics.
Eléonore Nalet was born in Montélimar in 1984. She lives and works in Paris. In 2008 she graduated from the Ecole Nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. She has also studied at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Since 2008 she has been working as assistant to designer Inga Sempé whilst also working on her own projects. In 2010 she took part in the Design Parade in Hyères and won the « Seb group design Award ». In 2011, she was selected for the D3 Design Talents exhibition at the Cologne fair.
We are Gaia Giotti born in 1983, Giona Scarselli 1974, Cristina Razzanelli 1978 and Erica De Candido 1979 and since 2013 we deal with design with a transversal approach ranging from product design, interior design and architecture. Architects and designers, we had gained our professional experience in different areas of design before starting our collaboration. Since 2018 we have been teaching Product Design at IED Firenze. Here some selected awards Leaf Armchair Ton a.s. German Design Award / winner 2020 Botera | Miniforms s.r.l. Archiproducts Design Award / winner 2019 Leaf | Ton a.s. Red Dot Award / winner of furniture design 2017 Wallpaper Design Award / winner 2017 German Design Award / winner 2017 IF Product Design Award / winner 2017 Interior Innovation Award / selection 2017 Archiproduct Design Award / best of category 2016|
Architect Frédéric Ruyant has been designing products since 1996. Il creates, invents, imagines for Ligne Roset, Carita, Issey Miyaké, La Croix Rouge, L'Oréal, Le Mobilier National, La Poste, Lancôme, Toulemonde Bochart, Baccarat, Biotherm, Sentou, Azzaro, Tools Galerie, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Moët et Chandon, LVMH, Jennifer Lopez, Diesel, Galeries Lafayette, Cinna, Sephora ... His work leads him to devise spaces and staging. He is interested in the urban landscape, and exhibits internationally. He lives and works in Paris, and regularly spends time in his bolthole in the Dordogne.
A former fine art student, visual artist and sculptor, François Bauchet made his first foray into the world of product design in 1981. Fascinated by the sociology of mankind, he draws on his observations for his designs. His contribution to the design and art world since his first project in 1983 has been prolific. His experience ranges from designs of and for exclusive department stores, museums and parks to personal art exhibitions. Yang, a recent creation for Ligne Roset, is both striking and innovative, allowing you to create your own sofa using up to four corner pieces. Highly acclaimed, Yang has been featured in various museum exhibitions.
François Azambourg has won much recognition over the years: lauréat de la villa Médicis hors les murs (2003), Grand Prix du Design de Paris (2004), lauréat du concours Top Plastique (3 times), and lauréat du concours du musée des arts décoratifs. His work links both the techniques and the art within the applied arts. In 1994, having been awarded the lauréat du concours du CTBA, he began to create new materials for Hermès. His work was shown at the VIA between 1999 and 2003: a fireside chair in wood and foam, the `Pack' chair, a lamp in woven optical fibres, a light in double-layer textile, and the `very nice' chair, which was inspired by the little balsa-wood chairs of his childhood. In 2002, Designers' Days enabled him to continue exploring the theme of fibre-optic lights; and he designed a `micro-restaurant' for Lille 2004. Such projects lie at the very heart of his philosophy that a designer should be able to contradict himself, and not be held to his originally-chosen course. Whereas some may place a great deal of importance in theory, he holds the object in a much higher regard. This philosophy is the basis for his creations for the Carte Blanche for VIA, and his works for Cappellini, Domeau & Peres and Ligne Roset. Currently, François Azambourg is working on a sculptural chandelier for Galeries Lafayette, Toulouse, and is also working with Japanese companies on the recycling of plastics.
Born in 1979, Guillaume Delvigne studied at the Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique and the Politecnico di Milano. After graduating in 2002, he began working in Milan and Paris with major designers such as George J. Sowden and Marc Newson, before launching his solo career. In 2011, he unveiled his first solo exhibition at ToolsGalerie and won the Grand Prix de la Creation de la Ville de Paris. He works with manufacturers, producers and artisans, mainly in the fields of furniture, objects and lighting. His clients are the great French houses such as Hermes, Habitat and Tefal, foreign companies such as Fabbian, Hanoia or Frandsen, and also up-and-coming names like La Chance, Harto and ENOstudio.
Born on 21st December 1991. September 2011 : work experience at eliumstudio, working with Marc Berthier on a new range of champagne bottles and a collection of watches for Lexon. Prix spécial édition, concours Fly for the Méta desk lamp. February 2010 : street furniture project for Paris city council under J.F. Dingjian, developing light, modular pieces for use in parks, made from expanded polypropylene. September 2010 : apprenticeship in woodworking under artist Nicolas Cesbron. Second prize, concours Cinna, lighting category, for la Simplex. February 2009 : project for Intermarché, led by F. Azambourg. Working on a system of economical packaging. Project taken up by brand. September 2009 : entered ENSCI/les Ateliers following his BAC S.
Guillaume Bardet was born in Rouen in 1971, where he lived until the age of 15 years before moving to Paris. At the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, from which he graduated in 1999, he met Jean-Marie Massaud, which whom he worked until June 2001. Independent from then on, he worked on his own designs in collaboration with a range of French (Dix heures dix, Vivendi Environnement, Triode, Louis Vuitton'), Belgian (Aquamass') and Italian (de Vecchi, Livit'') companies. Selected by the VIA in 2003 in the 'Appels à projets' section, he is currently working on his Paranox light with an Italian manufacturer. Selected by the VIA again the following year, he presented his Equilibre light at the salon du meuble de Paris in January 2004. A pensionnaire de l'Académie de France, he worked at the Villa Médicis for a year, developing a collection of nine pieces in marble entitled 'Mobilier immobile': these were shown at the galerie Yves Gastou in October 2003. In September 2004, he presented a collection of bath tubs designed for Aquamass at the salon de Now. At the same time, he was furthering his activities as an interior architect, working for both private clients (an apartment in Paris, a barn in Normandy) and companies such as Renault, for whom he designed two stands at the International Motor Show in September 2004. Since February 2005 he has been course leader at the Ateliers of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle. He lives and works in Paris.
guggenbichlerdesign… loves to create and design furniture and products with clear elegance, timeless simplicity and independent character for wonderful environments. Harald, born in Klagenfurt in Austria, and Heike, born in Vienna, founded the industrial design studio located in Vienna in 2004. Ever since they jointly design living, contract and office furniture, for in- and outdoor use and cooperate with international well known companies such as Tonon, Fermob, Crassevig, Neudörfler, Rossin, … and Ligne Roset. Both started with very different types of education: Harald is a graduated designer and a skilled master carpenter. Heike studied business administration with a main focus on advertising and market research. Now they unite knowledge of marketing with experience, technical know-how and an organic-emotional feeling for materials, function and aesthetics. The process of design is complex like creating a symphony. It requires sensitivity, intuition and experience: a little bit of this and that, mixed to a perfect whole - something significant, delightful and sustaining. For guggenbichlerdesign… the cooperation with Ligne Roset, an extraordinary family run company with long tradition, intensive handcrafting experience and a wide variety of design classics, represents something very special.
In 2006, Danish architect Stine Gam and Italian architect Enrico Fratesi founded their agency GamFratesi in Copenhagen. Stine Gam was born in Copenhagen in 1975 and studied architecture in Aarhus, Denmark until 2006. During her studies she both studied and worked as an architect in Italy and Tokyo. Enrico Fratesi was born in Pesaro in 1978 and studied architecture at the University of Florence and Ferrara, graduating in 2007. During his studies he studied and worked as an architect in both Stockholm and Denmark. The work of GamFratesi is based around a constant, curious dialogue, and on their respective cultures. They favour a Scandinavian approach to craftsmanship and simplicity, with a strong, appreciable accent on the conceptual research behind their work. GamFratesi have been awarded numerous important prizes such as the Vico Magistretti Award from DePadova, "best danish designer 2009" and "Walk the Plank award 2009". Their creations have recently been displayed at the Kunstindustrimuseet (Museum of Art and Design), Copenhagen and the Artmuseum Trapholt Kolding, as well as in collective exhibitions such as Mindcraft Milan, the Royal Danish Embassy, Tokyo and the Dansk Design Center Copenhagen.
Hiroshi Kawano was born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1971. He studied interior architecture at Tama Art University, Tokyo. In 2004, he began working as an independent designer. Since 2006, his works have been exhibited in Stockholm, London, Cologne, Bonn, Munich, Paris and Tokyo.
Peter Christian Hertel, born in 1968, and Sebastian Klarhoefer, born in 1966, have known each other since childhood. They studied architecture in Berlin and Venice, completing their studies in 1994, and in Berlin in 1996. Their first joint furniture projects arose from their studies at the University Institute of Architecture of Venice, and were very much in the style of Aldo Rossi. In 1999, the founded the design agency Hertel & Klarhoefer. Since 2001, they have been working as architects and designers in their agency in Berlin. Designers, interior architects, model-makers and carpenters form part of their team. In the years that followed they designed furniture and accessories for renowned brands such as Authentics, ClassiCon, Elmarflötotto, Ligne Roset, Nils Holger Moormann and Zeitraum. They position themselves as a 'Full Service' creative agency, covering the full spectrum of services from initial design conception to technical production. Berlin, a city filled with creative potential, has inspired them from the beginning. It influences their work to this day.
Born in Haifa, Israel in 1974. Graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem - department of industrial design. Having graduated in 2002, he has collaborated on a broad range of projects with a large number of international companies. In his studio he creates everything from household products made from injected plastic to electrical appliances, high-end furniture and lighting. Since 2006, his pieces have been shortlisted by the VIA on a number of occasions. His pieces have earned the approval of companies such as the VIA, Environment, Jofebar and Metalarte.
Inga Sempé was born in Paris in 1968. She began her career in design at ENSCI-les Ateliers (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle), Paris, graduating in 1993. In 2000, she opened her own design firm. Inga Sempé went on to achieve acclaim, being named a Pensionnaire de la Villa Medicis (Académie de France), Rome, in 2000 and 2001. Awarded the Grand Prix de la Création en design de la Ville de Paris, 2003, she has since worked with Cappellini, Edra, Ligne Roset, Magis, Baccarat, Pallucco, David Design, among others.
Jutta Werner finds her inspiration in a range of fields all over the world. Her creations are characterized by their pared-down, elegant design. Her upcycling-themed rug NOMAD_01 won the German Design Award 2019. Born in 1969, the designer founded her own business after studying architecture at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. Today she heads up the interdisciplinary design agency NOMAD in Hamburg, designing products at international level for prominent companies such as DEDON, JAB ANSTOETZ GROUP and VORWERK. She was the winner of the DESIGNEXPORT/HAFENCITY competition and kitted out the hotel of the German national football team for the European Cup in 2008. She was a member of the judging team for the IF Award in 2016/2018. Ligne Roset is one of her foremost clients.
Tamaki Design Studio was founded in 2013 by Junpei Tamaki (born in Japan in 1986) and later joined by Iori Tamaki (born in Taiwan in 1983) as partner in life and design. Junpei & Iori Tamaki design not only furniture but also interior spaces that can go beyond people’s imagination. They are always conscious of contrast when doing design, thinking at the same time about simplicity and complexity, individual and all, to make their design deeper and more attractive. Their products are manufactured by international companies such as Cappellini, Ligne Roset , Living Divani and Panasonic and they have recently been awarded as Young Japanese Design Talent by Elle Decoration Japan.
Born in Paris in 2000, Juliette Rougier trained in ‘global design’ (product design, interior architecture, graphic design) at the Ecole Bleue following a bac STDAA. Currently a Masters student at the École Supérieure d’Art & de Design Marseille-Méditerranée, her projects sit on the borderline between industrial design, art and craftsmanship. Taking the material as her initial source of inspiration, she explores forms and usages which combine functionality with poetry, with an eye to optimizing resources. Her contours spring from a search for balance between spontaneity and function. In 2021 she was a finalist in the Concours du Mobilier National with her range of classroom furniture; and she received the Prix Coup de coeur du jury at the 14th concours Cinna Révélateur de Talents. She will also be a finalist in the Concours Massilia Design with a set of table accessories. In 2022 came Naïf, her first collaboration with Ligne Roset, and her collection of furniture made from canne de Provence, made from offcuts from a local business, was also shown at the Musée d’Histoire de Marseille.
José María Reina is a versatile and self-taught designer. He belongs to the generation that promoted Barcelona as city of reference in the industrial design field. José María Reina gives time a shape. He has been designing clocks since 2001. His multidisciplinary work in the furniture and jewelry design areas, led him to fusing both projects together, creating a new clock concept. These clocks have a renewed aesthetics reflected both in its shapes as in its materials. Thanks to his designs, the wall clock has been given a new status as a decorative, prestigious piece for the home, the office and public spaces.
Jean-Philippe NUEL comes from a family of architects whose passions are design and contemporary creation. He gained his architectural diploma at the Paris fine art school (Ecole des Beaux-Arts) and soon won recognition after winning an international competition presided over by Kenzo Tange. Shortly afterwards, he realises an overall project of architecture and decoration for a Parisian hotel. After this first commission, many other boutique hotel projects followed, both in Paris and elsewhere in France: LE VICTOIRE OPÉRA, LA VILLA ST GERMAIN, L'HOTEL THÉRÈSE, LE GÉNÉRAL, LE DUO, the REGENT PETITE FRANCE in Strasbourg or the JIVA HILL PARK HOTEL, near Geneva and soon the hotel LE GRAND BALCON in Toulouse. Since these, many major hotel chains have called upon his services, including SOFITEL (Budapest and Paris La Défense), HILTON (Evian and Malta) and CLUB MEDITERRANEE (Peisey Vallandry). Other projects are in progress with LE MERIDIEN (Paris Etoile, Brussels and Dubai), RADISSON (Nantes), WESTIN (Aqaba in Jordan) and also TAJ HOTEL (India), MARRIOTT (Marrakech) and two cruiser ships for the Compagnie des Iles du Ponant. The studio is currently working in Japan, in the Middle East and, of course, in Europe, on hotel projects, private houses, spas, concept stores and restaurants.
Jean Piton is an artist, designer and enquiring mind. Born in 1956, he studied at the Beaux-Arts and in the Faculty of Sciences before assisting with the design of the Nouveau Musée de Villeurbanne in 1981, then the Galerie Gaston-Nelson, where he headed the Zola design department between 1983 and 1986. He founded his own design agency in Lyon in 1986, and lectured in the design department of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Etienne until 1994. This 'almost-decade' was the time he became acquainted with a number of new materials, in particular composites (furniture in carbon fibre for La Tour Rose, collaboration on the institution of the 'Forum international des technologies appliquées aux textiles'). At the same time, he continued his career as an artist and painter. The following decade saw him develop innovative associations between light and textiles, most notably as the head of R&D for Brochier (first jacquard made from fabric and fibre optics to be used for haute couture in 2000, textile screen for France Télécom in 2003, first concept car with interior in luminous jacquard for Citroën in 2004). From then on, within the new design bureau Senszo, he continued to explore new avenues for associations between materials and light - one result being the Up to You light (Ligne Roset, 2005).
After an initial training in cabinetmaking and carpentry, Jan Christian Delfs studied industrial design at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel. Since 2005 he has designed products for international companies. He also lectures in design schools in both Kiel and Bremen. He has been awarded numerous prestigious design prizes for his work, such as the IF, Red Dot and the Good Design Award.
Born in Versailles in 1946. After a classical education, extensive travels all over the world very quickly opened my mind. A few brief, varied jobs then I spent 10 years or so working as a buyer for a company specializing in 'handcrafts from across the world'. In 1989, I founded my own company, Wood&Cane Company, the concept of which - 'creation / importation' - endured until 2011. By 2016 I was in 'active retirement', working for a number of 'dear customers' and still more than active in the fields of design and product development.
Kensaku Oshiro was born on Okinawa Island, Japan, in 1977. After gaining a Master's degree in Industrial Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan in 1999, he began working with various studios until 2004, when he joined the design team at Lissoni Associati where he worked until mid-2012. In June 2012, Kensaku moved to London to join BarberOsgerby studio. In June 2015, Kensaku established his own studio in Milan. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and competitions and has obtained a range of prestigious international awards. Kensaku Oshiro works with Boffi, De Padova, Gan, Glas Italia, Kristalia, Ligne Roset, Poltrona Frau, Viccarbe and Zanotta.
Born in Fukuoka, Japan in 1977, Keiji Takeuchi, now based in Milan, obtained a baccalauréat in product design in New Zealand. He then continued his studies at ENSCI / Les Ateliers, Paris. Between 2005 and 2012, he was a designer at Naoto Fukasawa Design Ltd in Tokyo. He then moved to Milan to found Fukasawa’s European subsidiary. In 2014, Giulio Cappellini selected Takeuchi for a collaboration. In 2015, Cappellini invited him to work on an installation project for an Italian company specialising in natural stone. That same year, Takeuchi founded KEIJI TAKEUCHI SRLS in Milan. In 2019, Takeuchi was invited by the Fiskars Village Art & Design Biennial and its design curator, Jasper Morrison, to design a public bench for the biennial.
After I graduated from ICS COLLEGE of ARTS in 1998, I worked for BY·STEP DESIGN STUDIO. I stepped in the world of freelance designer in Europe in 2008. Based in Milano, I'm working on design of furniture and products now.
Ukrainian industrial designer Kateryna Sokolova was born in 1984. She is founder and creative director of SOKOLOVA design studio. Design team working in a wide range of disciplines: furniture, lighting, hardware, electronics, environment. Kateryna graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. And held an internship at German Design University 'Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle'. She is a Master of Industrial Design. Participant and winner of lot of European design exhibitions and competitions. The most important of them Red Dot Design Award 2015. From 2011 collaborate with French company Jarre Technologies, related to develop and design video and musical hi-tech product around the name and the experience of famous French musician Jean Michel Jarre. Today, Kateryna is an internationally established designer. She lives between Kiev and Hong Kong. Collaborates with European and Asian companies. Among her clients: Jarre Technologies, Lalique, Forestier, Cookoo watch, Normann Copenhagen.
Design studio kaschkasch was founded in 2011 by florian kallus and sebastian schneider. the duo works in furniture, lighting design and art direction for several national and international clients. being a duo, collaboration is a crucial aspect of kaschkasch’s work. discussion is key. kaschkasch approaches design as a helpful and practical component of life that conveys character and attitudes through the expressiveness of restraint. basing themselves on this approach to design, kaschkasch wields a characteristic formal language that is inherently present in each design: it is a symbiosis of straightforwardness and beauty that toes the line between function and formal severity. the results are modest, challenging, intelligent and logical. kaschkasch questions prevailing norms and offers new answers to existing everyday demands. florian kallus and sebastian schneider share a background that combines hands-on and academic education: both are trained as cabinet makers followed by studies in product design. this versatility informs everything kaschkasch does. the studio appreciates the hands-on insight, practice and technical understanding, which contributes to their design method: traditional craftsmanship techniques and a mindset geared towards innovation, disruption and new technological solutions.
Paolo Lucidi (1974) Luca Pevere (1977). Both graduated and professionaly trained in Milan, they started to develop their first projects together since 2003 and in 2006 founded their studio LucidiPevere. They are facing constant challenges using unusual technics and aesthetic means to develop new forms of products. Some of the brands LucidiPevere work with are De Padova, Zanotta, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Agape, Ligne Roset, Foscarini, Kristalia, Living Divani, Normann Copenhagen, Very Wood, Emu, Casamania, DeCastelli, La Cividina, Teracrea. Their products appeared in different museums and won major awards such as Designpreis Deutschland, Red Dot Design Award, Good Design Award, Compasso d'Oro Honourable mentions and many others. They took part in various exhibitions in Europe and in the U.S. and appeared in different publications.
Born in 1994, Louise Puertolas is a French designer and interior architect who integrates as much as possible ecological, economic and social constraints in her projects. In 2016, after 3 years of product design studies and after working for a year as an artistic director for a high-end eyewear brand, she specialised in sensory design and colour. From 2017 to 2018, alongside her master’s degree in Creation Research and Innovation in Sensory Design, she collaborated with MRMLD design studio. After graduating with honours in 2018, she worked for a year with Lievore Altherr design studio. In 2020, she opened her own studio. In 2021, she carried out several interior fittings in France and Spain, including the Atelier Bonenfant shop in Barcelona, for which she designed a few pieces of furniture. In 2022, she signed her first collaboration with Cinna, designing the Kufu lamp.
Née à Paris en 1996, Lily Saillant étudie le design objet à l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, ainsi que le travail du métal et de la céramique auprès de la céramiste Karen Swami, puis à la Seoul Nationale University en Corée du Sud. A partir de 2018, elle prend part à différentes expositions collectives comme "Wanted Design" Brooklyn, "Conversation Créative" à Lomé, Togo, à "Form’Osée" à Bambou for Paris, et participe à des collaborations avec des artisans français, togolais et taïwanais. Tout en s’attachant à des formes et à des matériaux durables, sa pratique se positionne entre une recherche sur la mémoire, la sémantique de chaque objet, et leur portée à créer des émotions et du lien dans leur conception ou dans un usage au quotidien.
This product was designed and developed using all the expertise of our R&D department in Briord, in the Ain region.
An English designer, born 26th October 1976. 1995-1999 : diploma in Product Design, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, London. 1999 : named 'Best Young English Designer of the Year' by The Times newspaper, for a collection of projects exhibited at 'New Designers 99', London. 2000 : arrival in Paris. 2000-2003 : designer with the 'Cent degrés' agency, working on a range of projects including perfume bottles, street furniture, objets for the home and concept computers. 2001 : his Toggle lamp in flexible fabric was his first project produced by Cinna. 2002 : the Clip panoramic mirror in polished stainless steel with integral vase and shelf was also produced by Cinna. 2004 : the Bud collection of lights in white borosilicate was produced by Ligne Roset, whilst Supernova, a floor-standing light in white mouth-blown glass was produced by Cinna. Currently : independent designer.
Born in 1989. Laura Väre is a Helsinki based designer. She has a background as a metal artisan and a degree in furniture design from Lahti Institute of Design, along with a Master´s degree in design from the faculty of Applied Arts of Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture. In the autumn of 2019 Laura was named Young Designer of the Year by Design Forum Finland. Laura’s work ranges from furniture and lamps to various product design projects. She finds inspiration in daily things around us. A light, form or a color, an interesting material or a view, something that awakens feelings in her. Occasionally, Laura can start to design a product completely for its own intended purpose, at which point she might find that something necessary is missing. Creating often feeds creativity and inspiration can occur during the project. As a designer Laura aspires to create beautiful, practical and functional as well as timeless products, answering present day challenges in her own unique style. In her work, finishing details are always combined with a strong and minimalist style. Her work has been presented at international design exhibitions in Europe and Japan. Laura is a part of Luomo collective, which was awarded a Promise award for a good design at the Muoto Gala 2016. In the spring of 2017, her work was selected to be a part of the Young Creatives collection at the Grafia Awards. She has exhibited her work at both design and furniture fairs such as Habitare, Stockholm Furniture Fair and Salone Satellite in Milan. Her work has been featured in several major publications, including AD-magazine, Dezeen, Domus, Sight Unseen, Wallpaper and many more.
Maryna Dague and Nathan Baraness are two French designers who have founded their respective studios in Paris, with experience in New York, London and Milan. Working together or independently, the forms of their projects are nourished by heterogeneous and cosmopolitan influences gleaned from their travels or from the films they love. Both passionate about antiques, they like to draw their inspiration from old or forgotten objects and from their hunted finds. Their drawings with archetypal lines leave a clear place to the materials and want to witness the know-how.
Martin Drechsel. Born 1980. Grown up in socialist GDR, then reunited Germany. Lived/worked in London, Berlin, Milan, Florence, Dresden & Amsterdam, today Zurich. German & Swiss citizen. He is known for his work in branding and identity design, with many brands, organisations and businesses calling on him for his creative ideas and unique visual language. He has been active in the design community since 2006 and has worked on projects for clients including Apple, Amazon, BMW, Google and Microsoft. He has also collaborated with some of the most renowned designers in the creative industry, including Peter Saville, Shepard Fairey and Olly Moss. His philosophy as a designer is to create attractive and authentic solutions that inspire people to engage with a brand's story and mission. His passion for art and technology allows him to create striking and timeless projects.
Thomas Müller : born in 1959. Studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart and the Royal College of Art, London. Has shared a design bureau with Jörg Wulff since 2001. Jörg Wulff : born in 1968. Studied at the Hdk Berlin, the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Berlin and the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design. The focus of our inspiration, our lives and our work is Berlin. Architecture, interior architecture and design are our working priorities. The aesthetic quality of our creations is defined through the search for balance between creative restraint and the communication of the main concept. The starting point of all our creations is a substantial story as the leitmotif of creation. The opportunity for change, for an experience, for a memory, amongst many others, show the emotional side of a product. This is how furniture communicates to us over and above its pure function.
A graduate of the école Camondo (2016), Mona bases her work on the principle of experimentation. This exploratory work is conducted through graphic design, photography and film.The plasticity of light is the crucial point in her approach to each project. At the age of 24, she runs her own studio and self-produces limited runs of illuminated sculptures. Mona also sets great store by handwork, collaborating closely with artisans whilst developing her prototypes. Their skills are a force for inspiration and diversity in her work. The Shazia rug marks her first collaboration with Ligne Roset.
Moisés is a Mexican born designer based in Mexico City (born 1983). His hometown, being chaotic and over populated, as well as Mexican objects, traditions, textures, social contrast and chromatic diversity are elements influencing Moises’ work. Moisés obtained his Bachelor in Industrial Design from ITESM in 2007, graduating with honors. Moisés have always been attracted by simplicity and fresh ideas and that is why he decided to study at Ecal, in Lausanne Switzerland where in summer of 2013 he became a Master of Product design obtaining special mention. Moisés has exhibited his work in USA, Italy, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Hong Kong, Spain and Mexico. His work has been awarded by the Mexican Design Biennial INBA, The Good Design Award by the Chicago Atheneaum among others recognitions. In 2013 Moisés creates Diario, a brand that redesigns everyday Mexican objects, Diario is a social, cultural, curatorial and design project. Moisés believes in the transfer of design knowledge and this is why from 2014 - 2017 he joined as professor at Centro, one of the most important Design Universities in Mexico City, where he was awarded as the best Industrial Design professor. In August 2017 he was named as Regional Design Director at ITESM, the most important private University across Mexico.
Minimum design is a 3D printing studio founded in 2016 by Philippe and Mélisande, born in 1988 and 1990 respectively. Far from being a simple production technique, 3D printing reshapes the very spirit of design, imposing new constraints at the heart of which is born a singular freedom and innovation. Moving with unequalled rapidity from the idea to the object, we work on detail and texture with a precision that owes nothing to the human hand. The material used, a mixture of recycled wood and bioplastic, either black or natural in colour, provides a simple elegance which respects the environment. This ecological conscience is constitutive of 3D printing which, instead of removing materials, adds them, thus limiting the generation of offcuts. Fluid, sculpted lines, minimalist geometries, our studio wants to return to the very essentials of design: an accessible object which adds something to the everyday without degrading it, the essential characteristics of beauty.
Michel Ducaroy was born in 1925, into a family of designers and furniture makers whose activities were split between private houses and larger-scale contracts (liners, exhibitions, official buildings). Drawing from his background he trained at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts in Lyon, and in the family business, before branching out alone as an independent designer in 1952. Since his first contact with the Roset company in 1954, Michel Ducaroy has rapidly become one of their most integral designers. In the early days of Ligne Roset he was by far one of the company's key attributes in pushing the technological boundaries. In 1968 he designed one of the first modular all-foam chairs, the low-sitting Adria, and then amongst others Kashima and Safi, which had large cushions on a frame of altuglass. It was in 1973, that he designed the now iconic Togo. A range of all-foam seating with covers generously quilted with polyester: this collection, with its unique design, will fit comfortably into almost any interior and remains one of Ligne Roset's best-sellers to this day. To celebrate the model's 33rd birthday, the Togo is now also available with arms.
Michael was born in Aachen in 1971, to a Dutch mother and a German father. He grew up in the part of Germany which borders the Netherlands and Belgium. Michael's grandfathers were skilled craftsmen, so he became acquainted with all kinds of materials at an early age and loved making and creating all kinds of things. After school Michael trained to become a cabinet maker. He studied design in Aachen, where he gained an honours degree. One year later, at the age of 27, he started work as a lecturer at the University of Aachen, teaching product development. During this time Michael started work on his own projects with small German design labels such as Details and Freiraum. After his first booklet mailing in 1999, Michael came to the attention of Habitat and Ligne Roset. These were the first major international companies he worked for, and they have remained loyal clients. For several years now, Michael has had his own studio in Hamburg, where he moved to after starting a family. Michael, his Turkish wife and their two daughters, live in the northern part of Hamburg. The studio is responsible for a wide range of design projects in the fields of furniture, accessories, lighting and interior design, making use of many different materials and all kinds of technologies. What is Michael's secret? The answer is simple - take an everyday article and give it a twist in respect of its use, function and material and, in many cases, add a touch of humour. Since 2008, Michael has been responsible for art direction for the firm of Flora in Halver, Germany. Clients include, Artepuro, Details, the Danish Consulate in Germany, Flora, Freiheit, Freiraum, Cinna, Clic, Habitat, Jasmim, Kaether & Weise, Ligne Roset, Louise Poulsen, Magazin, Morfoso and Rapsel.
Fattorini, Rizzini & Partners design contemporary furniture for a number of manufacturers in both Italy and abroad. Founded in 2009, their agency brings together Bruno Fattorini, President and founder of the MDF brand, Robin Rizzini, Design Director, and Lucio Quinzio Leonelli, Partner and a management specialist for several furniture manufacturers. "The PRODUCT is more important than the sum of its components". This holistic vision is the agency's philosophy.
Mauro Lipparini's intensive activities in the field of industrial design encompass furniture for both home and office, textiles and other products created for numerous companies in Europe and Japan. In terms of architecture and interior design, he focuses mainly on residential and commercial buildings such as corporate headquarters, showrooms, shops, restaurants and exhibition spaces. In addition, he designs and produces advanced image and corporate identity systems ranging from graphics to editorial services and production. The style of Lipparini, based on pared-down forms and clear, vigorous lines, the characteristics of natural minimalism, is heavily influenced by gaiety of spirit, and an intoxicating sense of aesthetic pleasure and creativity. Through the free use of colours, organic frameworks and original visual ideas, Lipparini broadens the palette of minimalism by converging instantaneousness and the power of this aesthetic quality in new era of maturity and a sense of wellbeing. For Mauro Lipparini, design is the inevitable tension between aesthetics and function, art and application. He enables a product to become both agreeable and intriguing, a functional or superfluous object to be transformed into one charged with aesthetic sense and semantics, thus enriching the domestic landscape. He enables a space or its ergonomy to come alive with an ever-new relevance. Design engenders desires which will improve the quality of life, it enables us to view progress with increased involvement, it renders the understanding of function and therefore the perception of one's habitat both passionate and agreeable. Design is not the application of form like make-up, it is the object in itself, it is the tradition, the culture which enables people to have more or less indirect contact with the intellectually avant-garde by democratising art. It can be more or less poetic, constructive and considered, but it must always push the very limits of risk by forgetting habits and customs. These considerations form the base of my work and, through simple, vigorous lines, graphic abstractions, compositions and purely geometric decompositions, I am ever on the trail of beauty and pleasure with a view to allying form and function. A natural minimalism of pared-down forms, paying particular attention to materials, colours, surfaces, to thick and thin, light and shade.
Born in 1991, Mathieu Delacroix is a french Designer graduated from Higher Education School in Art and Design of Saint-Etienne. In 2013, his Aeon project won the ORANGE Young Designer Competition that then led him to be exhibited as a part of the Dubai Design Week " Global Grade Show " in 2017. In 2015, his Kuro project is showcased in the " Mirage " exhibition organised by the F93 Cultural Center in the town of Saint-Etienne, France. The same year, he went studying in Japan, in Nagoya City Design University. The designer remains strongly linked to what he has learnt in Japan, relating his knowledge to his work. He participated in the " Fukushima Mon Amour " exhibition, commissioned by his school ESADSE and the local city council for the 2016 Milano Triennale. More recently, he won the First Prize of Cinna Young Talent for his wood vases collection called " Tasso ". Today, Mathieu Delacroix is living and working in Paris. He is assisting a few design practices including Mathilde Bretillot , Frédéric Forest & Clémentine Giaconia or Guillaume Delvigne. Working on personal projects aside, the designer is driven by his passion of bringing meaning into archaic designs. His main purpose is to shape products that are emotionally linked to our lives, creating synergy between hand drawings and personal feelings.
Born in Cyprus in 1976, of Italian-Swiss origin, Martino d'Esposito spent his childhood in the Middle East before studying in Switzerland. Later, he set his sights on interior decoration, then industrial design, studying at the prestigious Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne, where he obtained first a Bachelors and then a Masters in 2004. Professor of industrial design in the same school since 2003 and an independent designer since 2004, he leans towards common objects, attempting to enrich them by imbuing them with a second meaning, a wink or irony. Active in the field of series-produced products for diverse brands, he is equally interested in the more conceptual, prospective aspects of design, for example presenting his 'Table Antisismique' at the MoMA, New York in 2006; he also exhibits his projects and collections each year at international design fairs, either alone or as part of collectives such as d'Esposito&Gaillard or Inout.
Martin Hirth was born 1987 in Horb in the Black Forest (Germany) and graduated 2014 from the the University of Art and Design Offenbach in product design. While still studying, he founded his own studio and worked also as assistant of designer Sebastian Herkner from 2011-2014. Martin Hirth's numerous awarded designs - widely noticed by the international trade press - were exhibited among others in Paris, Milan and Berlin.
Marta Bakowski was born in Paris in 1986. During the eight years she spent first in London and then Berlin, she developed and cultivated a transversal approach, building on a type of design which evidenced curiosity the creative and manufacturing processes, skills and expertise. A graduate of Saint Martin's School (2009) and then the Royall College of Arts (2011) in London, she went on to work in the studio of Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, whom she assisted for around two years. On her return to Paris at the end of 2013, she opened her own design studio, in which she questions the language of everyday objects, paying particular attention to colour and materials. Produced either on an industrial scale or in small series, her objects are simple, graphic and with basic functionality, echoing her travels and her curiosity in terms of traditional techniques.
Several years ago, Marion Steinmetz took the plunge into all genres of the furniture and design world. A graduate of the école Camondo, Strasbourg-born Marion has proved herself to be constantly in search of new forms, new materials to combine, new production methods to try, always ensuring that her creations are anchored in the present and in the surrounding environment.
After graduating from the Politecnico University of Milan with a degree in Industrial Design, Mario Ferrarini began practicing as a consultant for a number of renowned architecture, furniture and product design studios. In 2007, he opened his own studio first in Como and then in Lugano, Switzerland working alongside international companies on different projects ranging from industrial products, furniture and interior design as well as exhibition stand design. The studio works for various companies such as: Antoniolupi, Bitossi, Castelli, Crassevig, Desalto, de Sede, Franke, Jacuzzi, Living Divani, Poltrona Frau and many others. We work to create products that are timeless and transcend passing trends. Balance is a principle goal in our global concept. Our products are a result of the technical, aesthetic and functional solutions we use in designing them. We aim for perfection, with the subtlety that defines our approach, attitude and orientation, and is one of our distinguishing features.
Paris, Tokyo, London : soujourns abroad which kick-started the career of Marie-Christine Dorner. Designer, interior architect and graduate of the école Camondo, Paris, she spent a year in Tokyo designing her first collection of furniture for Idée, before opening her first office in Paris. The sheer diversity of her projets is astonishing : amongst the best-known, the La Villa at St Germain des Prés, the restaurant de la Comédie Française, the presidential grandstand (tribune présidentielle du 14 juillet) at the top of the Champs Elysées, street furniture for the city of Nîmes, designs for le Mobilier National. A Londoner for more than 10 years, she designs and fits out ambassadorial residences for the French Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, undertakes special projects for private clients, and designs for manufacturers as diverse as Ligne Roset, Montis, Bernardaud and Baccarat. Her collection 'Une Forme, One Shape', exhibited in 2004 in Paris, Tokyo and Kyoto, is just one demonstration of her taste for perfection. The best artisans in France and Japan made up her jewellery, objects and furniture in wood, gold, porcelain, bamboo, ceramic and composite materials. Marie-Christine Dorner has lectured in both London and France, and was awarded the Grand Prix du Design de la ville de Paris in 1995.
Maria Jeglinska was born in France 1983. In 2007 she graduated from écal's Industrial design program. For the past two years worked for the Gallery kreo in Paris and in the office of Konstantin Grcic in Munich. In late 2009, she set up her own Office for Design and Research in between London and Warsaw. The work is focused on industrial design projects (ranging from furniture, lighting to products), exhibition design, spaces, writing as well as research-based projects. Convinced that in today's culture research can question and generate new forms of answers and services. In 2010 she is a cofunder of EESTT: Eastern European Study Think Tank. A think tank focused on eastern European countries.
Born in Saint Germain en Laye in 1996. Margareth studied design and interior architecture at the Esam Design. Her first distinction came in the THG Paris x Esam Design competition, ‘la salle de bain de demain’, in which she earned second prize for her Ascendant project in 2018. She puts the user at the heart of her projects and works essentially on modularity so that this comes into contact with the object and takes ownership of it.
David Corraux invites you to enter an urban, dreamlike forest in which the imagination runs riot. Through a singular, retro-futuristic universe, Maison Le LOUP brings us an alternative, artistic take on ceramics which brings a renewed aesthetic to this marvellous art which is at once timeless and constantly evolving. David Corraux is part of the wave of creative ceramicist-designers who all share a common contemporary desire: To render everyday objects more singular, more poetic, in osmosis with our time. To revisit trends and subscribe to them. To offer an approach, a new view of ceramics in order to touch and meet with our contemporaries.
Biography : Born in Paris on 15th March 1981 and graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers in December 2007: she underwent this design-oriented training after studying philosophy for four years, including one year at d'Urbino university in Italy. During her time at ENSCI, she obtained a bursary from VIA to develop her 'La Pliée' chair, which is now being produced by ligne roset. In conjunction with Felipe Ribon she was the winner of the competition 'L'eau à la bouche', organised by Veolia Eau. Her final dissertation, mentored by Philippe Louguet, dealt with the 'paradoxes of discretion'; her graduation project, mentored by Erwan Bouroullec, explored a range of 'domestic techniques' (sewing, embroidery, lace, macramé, weaving), using them to create furniture (storage, a fireside chair, a lamp) with digitally-cut wooden frames and textile surfaces.
Neeru Kumar, an Indian textile designed based in New Delhi, is a graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. An exceptional, inspired talent who, in the course of the past two decades, has been at the forefront of a revolution in the field of Indian textiles. With her use of traditional techniques and indigenous materials, and by dint of research and reflection, she has created an entirely new vocabulary for textile design. This innovation was made possible by the combination of her unique sensitivity, most notably in terms of tones and textures, her profound understanding of weaving and other textile techniques, and her determination to support craftsmanship. Highly productive, she has created a captivating, original and highly contemporary palette whilst pushing at the frontiers of the traditional skills on which she bases her work, which is often described as 'contemporary classic'. Her works have been exhibited in Japan, Europe, the United States and Australia, in prestigious stores and boutiques and in the shops of the foremost international museums. She counts the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art amongst her most loyal clients.
Numéro111 is composed of three separate individuals, Sophie Françon, Jennifer Julien and Grégory Peyrache. Childhood friends from St-Etienne, the trio studied separately - at the Ecole supérieure d'Art et de Design de Saint-Etienne and the Ecole nationale supérieure d'Architecture de Saint-Etienne - then embarked on solo apprenticeships before coming together again to found Numéro111 in 2010. They proclaim a global dialogue-based approach which is not limited to a single scale or discipline. The team comes together to work on a variety of projects in the fields of objects, furniture, architecture, interior design and scenography. Appreciative of forms and materials, Numéro111 questions and invites, through its creations, a reflection on use which arises from the three distinct characters' transversal view of our daily lives.
Born in 1987. Studies : BTS in product design, Lycée Jacques Duhamel, Dole (39). Mention complémentaire, Models & Prototypes, Lycée Léonard de Vinci, Villefontaine (38). Licence professionnelle éco-design, Faculté Sciences et Techniques, Besançon (25). I have worked in a variety of sectors (furniture, textiles, interior design). In January 2012 I set up my own business with a view to responding to specific requirements relative to the home. I advise on arrangement, colours. I design made-to-measure pieces of furniture. I am sensitive to environmental problems and I integrate this parameter into each one of my project approaches. Highly contemplative, I draw ideas from nature to bring balance to my projects. I love the poetry of objects, I attach a great deal of importance to the relationships we develop with the items which surround us. I try to go to the heart of the matter, to which end I often begin by letting my pencil wander over the paper, with a theme in mind but a wandering spirit. Sometimes I seize upon an idea. After that, I reflect upon the relevant technical solutions.
A designer of both environments and objects, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance was born in Mende, France in 1974. Raised in a creative environment, he defines his own language with the help of forms which are at once natural, flexible, organic, fluid and structured. Trained in metal sculpture (ENSAAMA), he then moved into the sphere of 'Mobilier des Arts Décoratifs'. Noé is interested in unusual projects: such as the Sketch restaurant in London, which launched his career in 2002 and earned him his first prize, Time Out’s Best Design award. He then delivered a number of major interior architecture projects, amongst which the “La Transhumance” chalet, the Air France Business Lounge and the “Ciel de Paris” restaurant. Current projects include the new interior architecture concept for the Montblanc boutiques, which will be for worldwide application, and is designing the lounge area of the #cloud.paris building as part of its refurbishment. Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance works on projects which vary in size from the very smallest to those on the grandest scale. He has designed his first line of furniture for Ceccotti, and is continuing his collaborations with the Italian manufacturers Zanotta and Tacchini. He also began working with the American manufacturer Bernhard Design, for whom he is working on a varied collection of seating and occasional tables. Luxury houses court him. Hermès has added his Sellier settee to their collection. For Saint Louis there is the prestigious Folia collection of furniture, lighting and tableware. His name is linked to the success of the One Million perfume, for which he designed the bottle. His singular approach naturally leads him to design exceptional pieces which are presented and exhibited in prominent galleries and at high-end events. Working with the Made in Situ gallery, which opened in 2020 in Lisbon, where he is based, he is building on this appetite for materials and the handmade. This is how he describes his work in his own words: "An object is naturally obliged to respond to a need, without creating others. From this absolute necessity, it must be a vehicle for meaning and emotions. This is the angle from which I approach the design of an object, using a language rather than a style, which I develop as a result of my experience. A language in a permanent state of evolution, expressed by forms and materials and inspired by my surroundings, whether natural, real or idealised, and my emotions, whether experienced or dreamt. For I sincerely believe that there are emotional threads woven between men, spaces and objects. The objects and spaces I create in symbiosis lean towards the same direction, aided sometimes by a dash of provocativeness, but always avoiding falling into the traps of gratuity and seduction."
Niels (born 1975 in Berlin, Germany) completed his design studies at the college of fine art in Hamburg, Germany, qualifying as a designer in 2006. Afterwards he started working on a freelance basis for various design agencies, since 2008 from his own studio in Hamburg. The studio is located in an old cobbler´s shop in Hamburg Ottensen, near the river Elbe.
In 2001, Australian based designer Nick Rennie created 'happy finish design', where his intent was, and still is, to explore design that takes its inspiration from interaction with everyday items. To breathe new life in to the repetition of domesticity, and to do it in a way that engages the user and elicits an emotional reaction, is the very essence of Rennie's professional ambition. For him, design is a shared process, the finished product owing equally to the vision of a manufacturer, the needs of a user and to his own passion for expression. Rennie has a comprehensive knowledge of materials and technology, and continually strives to explore their limitations. He looks to develop products that are precise, yet simple and above all are meant to be enjoyed.
Nathan Yong graduated in industrial design from Temasek Polytechnic in 1991. He did not begin his career as a designer, instead working in the purchasing and product development departments of various companies in Singapore. Such positions enabled him to travel in India, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and a range of other countries seeking manufacturers and craftsmen with a view to developing furniture and accessories for the home. He was also able to discover and acquire various skills and production techniques. In 1999 Nathan opened a small store, Air Division, to sell his own experimental creations produced by Asian craftsmen. He achieved both commercial success and critical acclaim, in both Singapore and abroad. Later, he resumed and completed his studies at the University of New South Wales, Australia, gaining a Masters in Design, summa cum laude. Nathan was awarded the prestigious Red Dot Concept Design Award two years later, with a mass production coffin and portable heating unit. Nathan's creations are distinguished by an emotional approach influenced by the society and culture of Singapore, rooted in his childhood experiences. His creations have poetic nuances which express tranquillity; other trends can also be noted, such as a contemplative space, the illusion of nature, technology, tradition, and craftsmanship expressed with simplicity, humility and melancholy. In 2008, Nathan was awarded the prestigious Singapore President's Design Award - Designer of the Year, the highest honour accorded to Singaporean designers from all creative disciplines. Currently based in Singapore, Nathan heads up a multidisciplinary design studio which is active in the fields of industrial and graphic design, interior architecture, strategic brand planning and product and process development. Nathan Yong's creations have been displayed in Singapore, Shizuoka, Milan, London, Cologne and Taipei.
Oriol Llahona was born in Barcelona in 1977. He studied Industrial Design at Elisava Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Universität Essen, University Southampton and Graduated in 1999 and Postgraduated in 2004. Internship at Franc Fernàndez Arquitecte where he learned to extract the essence and the soul of things. After working under the trademark of Positiu for some years, he established by his own in 2011. In 2012 he was called to join PHILPS in ShenZhen, China, for 3 years designing home luminaries and assuming its Creative Direction . Currently, he’s leading his Design Studio and working for worldwide companies providing design solutions. His works have been shown at Milan, Frankfurt and Tokyo.
In the 90ies we were both attracted by the energy of the formerly divided Berlin absorbing creative young people from all over the world. In 1996 within an atmosphere of constant change and seemingly endless possibilities we started to study a at the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. Though coming from different backgrounds, we soon started to collaborate. Which turned out be an amazing team-work, reaching results beyond our single capacities. In 1998 we founded the Design Studio "wunschforscher" roughly translated as "desireresearchers", creating objects between design, invention and art. The most famous works from this period are the "SushiRoller" and the "top.table". Simultaneously we made the set-designs and visual concepts for fashion shows, events and parties, amongst others for MTV Designerama On Stage and for Adidas Originals. In 2005 we founded "osko +deichmann". With the aim of making straightforward objects which still have an additional layer or telling a story. 2006 the occasional table PONTON for Ligne Roset was introduced. One year later the light object ABYSS by Kundalini and the CLIP CHAIR for MOOOI were presented on the Salone di Mobile in Milan. Autumn 2007 elmarflötotto will launch the sofa series PEBBLE. The works of "osko+deichmann" have been shown at the Louvre Paris, Vitra Design Museum Weil am Rhein and Berlin, Cube Gallery Manchester, MoMA Berlin, the Guggenheim Museum Berlin, VIA Gallery Paris and 107 Rivoli Paris.
Born in Russia (1986), Oleg Pugachev studied product design at the Weissensee Academy of Art Berlin, the city he has called home for more than half of his life. While working for internationally active design and architecture offices, he has pursued his own projects with a focus on furniture design ever since.
Pieter Maes, born in 1979, is a designer who lives in Paris. His work is about the power of pure forms and spaces that transcend time, about the areas of human history that have never been written down and about artefacts that suggest a distant past or a potential future. 2004 - Graduated from Design Academy, Eindhoven 2005 - Internship at Ora-ïto, Paris 2007 - Furniture Design at Vincent Van Duysen Architects 2011 - STVDIO collaboration with Marc Merckx 2014 - Illum outdoor furniture collection for Tribù 2016 - Furniture design in collaboration with Moroso for Hotel National des Arts et Métiers, Paris 2017 - Skillet design for Demeyere / Zwilling 2018 – Practice moves to Paris 2018 - Boon Gallery Paris
Born in Paris in 1927, made his début in the 50's, known for his designs and installations (TV, Thonet, Bertrand Faure, Disderot, Artifort), he brought modernity to the Elysée Palace for President Pompidou in 1971. He designed all the furniture for the official office of François Mitterrand, and renovated the dining room for Jacques Chirac. At the same time, he founded ADSA with two associates, working on industrial projects (Calor, Allibert, Stamp) and brand image (Air France) as well as fitting-out railway stations (Gare de Lyon, Gare de Versailles Rive Gauche). His pieces figure amongst the collections of numerous museums across the world, and various exhibitions have been dedicated to him in 2007/8. MOMA, New York has enlarged its collection of Paulin pieces.
Born in 1982, Pierre Lapeyronnie grew up between Paris and South-Western France, where his grandfather - a blacksmith and self-taught engineer - had a factory producing tools and equipment for vineyards. He graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux in 2006, having investigated the possible interactions between soundscapes and their individual uses. On his return to Paris he began working as a freelance project manager, working on numerous projects for various agencies including those of Nathalie Crinière (stand design) and Jean Nouvel (product design). During this period he collaborated with craftsmen all over France, visiting them in their workshops to learn such basic skills as glass blowing, ironwork, ceramics, cutlery-making and cabinetmaking. In March 2010 Pierre Lapeyronnie founded PLII, his industrial design agency. This agency works on various projects, both commissioned and self-initiated, focussing mainly on the design of high-quality products, rationally designed, imbuing each with several levels on which it can be 'read'. His aesthetic approach is simple, precise and uncompromising. Pierre Lapeyronnie lectures in product design at the School of Design of the Strate Collège de Sèvres. His course alerts students to industrial realities whilst guiding them through the entire economic life-cycle of a product, from the initial sketch through to the production stage.
Designer Pierre Guariche was born in 1926. He studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, graduating in 1949. He then worked in the studio of Marcel Gascoin and presented his first designs at the Salon des Artistes Décorateurs and the Salon des Arts Ménagers. In 1953, he designed the mythical « Tonneau » chair for Steiner, first in plastic (1953) and then in bent plywood (1954). In 1954 he founded the Atelier de Recherche Plastique with Joseph-André Motte and Michel Mortier. In 1957, he was named Artistic Director of furniture manufacturer Meurop. He then shared his knowledge with the students of the Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture de Tournai and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris. He knew how to bring a personal, innovative touch to design, combining aestheticism and series production. His heart’s desire was to respond to the requirements of his era by making use of series production techniques. His creations, such as the Tonneau chair (1953 and 1954), the Tulipe chair (1956) and the Président desk (1961), have become legendary pieces.
Born in 1962. A trained plastic artist, Pierre Charpin has dedicated most of his time to the design of furniture and objects since the beginning of the 1990's. Since then his work as been just as likely to veer towards experimental projects on which he works with, amongst others, C I R V A (1998/2001) and C R A F T (2003/2005); he also designs products for prominent international manufacturers such as Alessi, Venini, Post Design, Montina, Zanotta, Ligne Roset, la Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres... His continuous research work is made possible by his collaboration with the Galerie Kréo, Paris, with which he has been working under a worldwide exclusivity agreement since 2005, producing limited edition items. In 2004 he won an award for his 'Eau de Paris' carafe in moulded glass, of which 60,000 were produced. He was elected 'créateur de l'année 2005' by the salon du meuble de Paris. Several of his pieces form part of the collections of the Fond National d'Art Contemporain, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris.
Philippine Lemaire was born in Saint-Etienne in 1984. After spending time at the ESADSE in Saint-Etienne, she graduated from the ESAD, Reims in 2008. Since then she has been working on a freelance basis, either alone or with a colleague. She divides her time between designing objects and furniture, scenography and interior arrangement. Scrutinizing our contemporary lifestyles, she tries to adopt a sensitive approach to each one of her projects. A material, a function or a production method are just some of the starting points in terms of project development. Today she works with a range of manufacturers such as the Faïencerie de Gien or the Cristalleries de Saint-Louis.
Studied Applied Arts (bac F12, BTS Design industriel à La Martinière - Lyon, DSAA Design produit & mobilier - école Boulle), during which time he designed the 'Ailleurs' garden in Chaumont-sur-Loire and the Flac light (winner of a Habitat competition) in conjunction with C. Gardet. Since 1999 he has worked as a freelance designer, and also with studio De Lucchi in Milan, where he has participated in numerous projects developing products, furniture, lighting, interior architecture, events and scenography for Olivetti, Poltrona Frau, Artemide, Alias, Caimi, Interni, Feg, Listone Giordano... At the same time he has also worked on projects for Nube Italia, Felicerossi, NavaDesign. In 2008, he was awarded 2nd prize in the 'Autogrill' restaurant competition, with M. Biffi. Since 2005, long-term furniture projects have been supported by the VIA, thanks to which he was able to design the Spiral shelf, Storage-Unit chest and Intersection divans and, in January 2009, the Twin-Chairs chairs and the Tréteau universal table base. Certain of his projects have been put into production, such as Cross-Unit (Sintesi) or Intersection, from which sprang the Confluences collection of upholstery, produced by Ligne Roset.
Born in 1956. Architecte D.P.L.G (diplômé par le gouvernement). Founded the company Tebong with P. Bauer (1986-1995). He has devised scenography for the VIA (1997), La Villette (2000) and the T.N.B (Théâtre National de Bretagne), in addition to numerous 'luminous scenography' projects. In terms of his design work he has collaborated with Ligne Roset and Cinna since 1997, and also with many other French and Italian manufacturers.
Peter Maly began his career studying interior architecture at the Ecole Supérieure Spécialisée, Detmold, graduating in 1960. However, his debut as a designer did not come about until ten years later. The period between was dedicated to journalism and interior design for a German interiors magazine. He opened his own design & interior architecture practice in 1970, and since then has worked with companies such as Anta, Behr, Cor, Interlübke, JAB Anstoetz, Ligne Roset, Mauser, Thonet and Tonon. His experience is vast, ranging from product and textile design to `exhibition design' for stands at trade shows, including Ligne Roset. He has designed Ligne Roset stores in Moscow, New York, Hamburg and Berlin, as well as an impressive array of Ligne Roset products from tableware to beds! He is internationally recognized in the field of design and has won numerous design awards.
Patrick Nicole Zulauf was born in 1974 in Langenthal, Switzerland. He spent most of his childhood at the aircraft work-shop of his father, an aeroplane restorer. At a nearby junkyard he collected various bits and pieces and transformed them into new, useful objects. After training as a design engineer and metal caster at the company JRG in a small village near Basel, he continued his creative work as a draughtsman at the design studio of Hans Zaugg in Solothurn between 1995 and 1997, where he worked on designs for things like furniture, lighting, phones and more. In 2000, Patrick deepened his knowledge with studies in interior architecture and product design at the school of art in Basel (HGK FHNW FFI IN3). He then collaborated on projects for the Swiss Expo.02 pavilions in Neuchâtel and worked as an assistant to Christophe Marchand and Patrick Reymond (Atelier Oï) in the industrial design department at the ECAL in Lausanne. In 2003, while working as an exhibition designer for the Art Fair Basel, Patrick got to know the founder of BELUX; he subsequently started working as an industrial designer and product engineer for BELUX (which later became part of the VITRA company). In the following years he focused almost exclusively on light and the construction of lighting, developing various innovative lighting systems both for the home and for exhibition, in collaboration with big names such as Frank Gehry, Herzog & DeMeuron, Hella Jongerius, Naoto Fukasawa and Antonio Citterio. In 2013, Patrick Zulauf opened his own interdisciplinary studio in Basel, working on both one-off pieces and series-produced items as a designer and product engineer ever since. Since March 2015 he has also been designing lights for the Swiss company GO4LIGHT AG in Liestal, Switzerland.
Pascal Mourgue is above all else an artist. He graduated from Boulle school (sculpture) and Ensad (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs). He began designing furniture in 1962, while continuing to be a prolific artist. Never openly seeking publicity, Pascal Mourgue has always prized artistic integrity above commercial achievement. This love of art has led him to work in fields as diverse as designing sailing boats for Cartier, crystal objects for Baccarat, architecture, painting and sculpture. It was not until the 1980s that he focused on furniture for the home. In 1994, a long standing and very fruitful collaboration was born between Pascal Mourgue and Ligne Roset. Calin was his first offering, based on the unusual concept of providing the same level of comfort in a sofa as in a pillow. His creations have achieved numerous accolades. The Lover won the Red Dot best of the best awards for Ligne Roset, and more recently the Downtown has followed suit.
After studying at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs Pagnon and Pélhaître worked with a number of different architectural agencies, until, to their surprise, they were asked to collaborate with a company to promote value added knowledge. Since then, they have continued to work with prominent brands such as Ligne Roset, Cinna, Habitat and Sarila. Working with their team, they have found outlets for their creativity in a variety of fields: they design factories, lighting, shops, chairs, restaurants, tables, offices, storage furniture, exhibitions, sofa and the list does not stop there. There is a strong current underlying each of their creations, as their innovative designs aim to shape trends yet retain a timeless quality.