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Anne-C. Baudequin, Mathieu Maldes

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 ".

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Avril de Pastre

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.

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Atelier BL 119- Blain & Dixneuf

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.

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Antoine Rouzeau

Born in 1985, Antoine graduated in architecture (HMONP) in Paris. He then went to work for various agencies, most notably the Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Today, he works as an architect at the Musée d'Orsay. For several years, he has also devoted time to developing everyday objects. His objective is to design products with as much "clarity" as possible, with usage as a priority, in which each detail has its own importance. 2019 has seen a series of initial collaborations with northern, made.com or even matière première.

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Anne Lutz

Anne Lutz graduated in industrial design from the ECAL (école cantonale d'art de Lausanne). On leaving the school in 2010, she worked for Ionna Vautrin in Paris. Anne studied ceramic art for 10 years (hence her work on 'the product'), along with graphic design, hence her interest in 2D. She first designs on a flat (2D) surface then works on the volumes to combine 2D and 3D. She does a lot of photography and is influenced by Swiss-style graphic design. She loves and feels particularly close to the architecture of the Twenties and the Bauhaus movement. She was a winner of the Concours Cinna révélateur de talents in 2013 with a project for an LED light, exploring indirect lighting with a view to modelling the wall light and making it pivot.

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Angie Anakis

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....

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Andreas Kowalewski

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.

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Ana Moussinet

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.

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Amaury Poudray

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.

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Alice Rosignoli

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.

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Alban-Sébastien Gilles

Born 20th November 1969. Lives and works in Paris. Having obtained a degree in Lettres et Arts, Alban Gilles continued his studies in Jean-Claude Maugirard's furniture training workshop at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. On leaving ENSAD in 1998, he met Didier Gomez, with whom he works on a freelance basis, overseeing high-end projects; he also works on the same basis for a number of prominent manufacturers. At the same time, he designs pieces for manufacturers such as Cinna and Design Affairs; his Fifty-Fifty armchair was awarded a 'label des industries de l'ameublement' on its launch at the Salon du Meuble of 1997. His creations for Ligne Roset include the Neo rocking chair (2002), and the Jul et Jil armchairs (2006). He has participated in numerous events and exhibitions, and in 2004 opened his own interior architecture and design agency in Paris.

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Alain Gilles

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.

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Akasaki Vanhuyse

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.

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Air Division

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.

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Böttcher & Kayser

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.

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Busetti Garuti Redaelli

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.

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Brad Ascalon

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.

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Bernard Govin

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.

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Benjamin Voisin

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.

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Benjamin Graindorge

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.

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Barbara Kühne

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.

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Bambù studio

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.

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Colombe Faber

Colombe Faber, born in 1998, is a French interior designer and designer who graduated from the Camondo school in 2022. Colombe began her career at the Académie Charpentier where she discovered illustration and continued her career at the prestigious Camondo school in Paris. In 2019, she moved to Buenos Aires as part of an academic exchange. Argentina will inspire her a lot and will offer her a first creative freedom far from European codes. During her Master's degree in Interior Architecture and Design, in 2021 she was invited to the Dubai World Expo 2020, as part of the "Art de Vivre à la Française" exhibition in the French Pavilion. She created a display where three brands were highlighted: Bernardaud, Christofle and Baccarat. Undoubtedly happy when she blossoms during her travels and eager to follow her adventure spirit, she makes the choice, after her graduation, to leave for Indonesia. Eight months later, she has made enriching new discoveries, at the crossroads of other cultures and know-how, more artisanal, closer to natural environments.

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Constance Frapolli

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.

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Claudio Dondoli & Marco Pocci

Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci met at the Faculty of Architecture, Florence. In 1983, having shared not only their studies but also an intense artistic and theatrical experience, they founded their own design agency at Colle Val D'Elsa, against the romantic backdrop of the Tuscan countryside around Siena. Christened Archirivolto, this agency has concerned itself solely with industrial design since 1989. They maintain that today, true innovation is based on the use of technology and materials. Technology serves not to create an image, but to give service to the client : to be of genuine quality a good design-led product must therefore be beautiful, effective and comfortable. Besides Ligne Roset and Cinna, they collaborate with Bonaldo, Desalto and Fasem.

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Claude Brisson

1972 : Graduate of the Ecole des Métiers d'Art, holder of Certificats Architecture from the Ecole des Arts et Métiers Jean Prouvé. 1973-1974 : L'Abaque Marc Alessandri design bureau, hotel fit-outs. 1975-1976 : Compagnie d'Esthétique Industrielle R.Loewy, siège TGV, normalisation Total. 1977-1983 : Société Lita - Groupe Mazda, decorative and architectural lighting, stand, exhibition and showroom. 1984-2008 : Groupe Roset, designing upholstery for Ligne Roset and Cinna, head of upholstery design office for Ligne Roset, Cinna and Roset Hotels & Contracts.

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Christian Werner

I was born in Berlin in 1959, and have lived in Hamburg since 1984. I studied industrial design in Berlin and Hamburg. Since 1992, I have had my own product design and interior architecture studio. I design furniture for the foremost international manufacturers and undertake a variety of projects for stands, restaurants, publicity agencies, shops, franchises, etc. I also work with international companies such as Authentics, Carpet Concept, Cinna, Club Med, JAB-Anstoetz, Kabel New Media, Ligne Roset, Thonet, Tonon.

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Christian Ghion

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.

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Chape&Mache

Chape&Mache is the creative partnership of Aurélie Chapelle (born 1986) and David Machado (born 1984). Having graduated with honours from the école supérieure des beaux arts d'Angers in 2011, their collaboration really began in 2013, under the name Chape&Mache. Their work is symbolic and full of imagery drawn from observations of daily life, perpetual interaction and the blending of their two worlds. They approach numerous fields through singular pieces which question collective or individual practices. Each new Chape&Mache project is a piece of creative alchemy.

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Camille Viallet et Théo Leclercq

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.

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CP — RV

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.

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Dozsa & van Dalfsen

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.

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Donia Ouertani Nolwenn Michéa

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.

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Dögg & Arnved Design Studio

© 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.

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Désormeaux et Carrette

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.

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Dubreil & Pilato

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.

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Didier Gomez

A designer since 1978 (the year in which his first furniture collections were launched) and an interior architect since 1985, Didier Gomez designs both furniture and spaces (boutiques, large stores, apartments, private homes, head offices) all over the world. Amongst his clients : Yves Saint-Laurent, Pierre Bergé, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Carrousel du Louvre, LVMH, Bernard Arnault, Céline, Louis Vuitton, Galeries Lafayette, Vivendi Universal, Kenzo, Christian Dior, Pomelato, De Beers, L'Oréal, BNP Paribas, Bouygues Telecom, Le Méridien' In January 2002, jointly with Ligne Roset and Cinna, Didier Gomez was awarded the 'Nombre d'or' bestowed by the Salon du Meuble de Paris, in recognition of his exemplary collaboration with the Roset Group. He was created lauréat du Janus de l'industrie 2005 for his Atmosphère kitchen, produced by Arthur Bonnet.

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Desjeux Delaye

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.

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Denis Guidone

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.

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Damaris & Marc

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.

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D. Debiasi & F. Sandri

Daniel Debiasi (1981) and Federico Sandri (1977) founded their own design studio in 2010 and work within various fields of design, ranging from objects to spaces. Multiple experiments and the relationship between manufacture and craftsmanship form the basis for a much broader thinking, where objects are always considered as part of a bigger picture. Daniel and Federico have created work for renowned clients such as Antoniolupi, Lema, Ligne Roset, Normann Copenhagen, Offecct, Rosenthal and Stelton among others. Many of their projects have received international design awards and are featured in publications worldwide. In addition to their work as designers, they regularly teach, hold workshops and lectures at various institutions including IUAV Venezia and Politecnico di Milano. a little sentence explaining your view of design, philosophy, inspiration... “In what we design we usually aim to give a positive experience to those who interact with our products. It can be the simple relationship with an object, recalling a memory, make other people feel a pleasant sensation or perhaps even getting a smile out of them.”

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Evangelos Vasileiou

Evangelos Vasileiou was born in Athens in 1976. After graduating in interior architecture and product design from the école Camondo, he continued his architectural studies at the école de Paris-Malaquais , where he obtained his DPLG. In 2001 he was honoured with an 'appel permanent' from the VIA, and has subsequently worked in the fields of architecture, design and education. A popular guest lecturer, he is currently temporary professor in the first year masters' course at the école d'architecture de Paris-Malaquais. In design terms he collaborates with a range of companies, whilst simultaneously working on refurbishment and scenography projects. His works appear in a number of exhibitions and galleries, both in France and abroad. Based in Paris, he opened a second agency in Athens in 2007, dealing principally with architectural and interior design projects.

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Eric Jourdan

Eric was born in Chatou in 1961. He graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Saint Etienne and the L'Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. Paris. He began collaborating with the gallery Neotu and in 1991 was the subject of a personal exhibition at the Cartier Foundation. In 1995 he undertook a study based on a piece of bridging furniture for the 'Carte blanche VIA'. The galerie Gilles Peyroulet et cie displays a number of collections of furniture designed by Eric Jourdan. In 2002 he designed signage for the cité universitaire internationale de Paris in conjunction with Ruedi Baur. Since 2002 he has also collaborated with Ligne Roset, with whom he was awarded the Red Dot Design Award for the Snowdonia settee. Several of his upholstery and furniture models have appeared in the Ligne Roset collection, the Shaman armchair being the latest. The Hyannis Port collection is amongst his designs for Cinna.

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Emmanuel Dietrich

Emmanuel Dietrich was born in Besançon in 1969. He graduated from the Ecole Boulle in interior architecture, and rapidly discovered his own way of working. After working for Facom and Ardi, he designed the famous 'Harnais' watch for Hermès. Since then, Emmanuel Dietrich has travelled through other galaxies : Häagen Dazs, Dinh Van, Artelano, Mobilier International, Haworth, etc, and is soon to work with Daum, Baccarat, Ruinart, Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton...

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Edouard Larmaraud

Born in Lyon (1979), a mechanics graduate from the institut universitaire de technologie de Lyon, he then went on to study design at the école cantonale d'art, Lausanne. After his graduation in 2004, he moved to Paris, where he began working as an assistant to Pascal Mourgue. In 2005, he worked in the office of Andrée Putman and began working on his own projects, designing Cage, a collection of lighting, for Mat&jewski. Since 2006 he has been workign as an assistant to Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, also continuing with his own projects for Ligne Roset and Oliban. In 2008, his Ariane light for Ligne Roset was awarded the Red Dot Design Award.

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E-ggs

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|

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Frédéric Ruyant

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.

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François Bauchet

Designer of furniture, objects and tableware ; scenographer and interior architect. He was elected 'créateur de l'année 2002' at the Salon du Meuble de Paris. In 2000, the Musée des Arts décoratifs organised a personal exhibition centring on his work. Since 1999, he has collaborated with the agency and gallery Kreo, for whom he regularly designs new collections. From 1984 to 1998, he worked with galerie Neotu, where he regularly presented new collections. In 1985, he worked on a project for the petit café de la fondation Cartier in Jouy-en-Josas, for whom he also fitted out offices in 1987. That same year, he was invited to participate in the Documenta de Kassel. Various fitting-out projects followed : windows and reception furniture for the Centre d'Art de Vassivière in the Limousin, a reception area for the Musée d'Art et d'Industrie de Saint-Etienne, studies into 'inter-quartier' relations, 'Du jeu de mail à la basse ville' for the city of Dunkerque, exhibition and café furniture for the galerie du jeu de Paume, and furniture, walkways and follies for the parc du château d'Azay-le-Rideau' His furniture and objects are currently being produced by the following companies : Kreo, Cinna, Ligne Roset, Ercuis and Haviland.

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François Azambourg

Lauréat de la villa Médicis hors les murs (2003) ; Lauréat du Grand Prix du Design de Paris (2004) ; three times lauréat du concours Top Plastique ; lauréat du concours du Musée des Arts Décoratifs. François Azambourg devotes himself to the alliance of techniques and the art of the Applied Arts. He obtained his DSAA in 1987 for a study of the saxophone which he had developed over ten years in co-operation with Selmer, l'IRCAM, boursier de la Fondation de France, la Fondation de la Vocation et la Direction de la Musique et de la Danse. In 1994, having been declared lauréat du concours CTBA, he invented a number of new materials and registered a patent on 'sandwiches souples'. Between 1999 and 2003, his works were on show at the VIA. In 2002, he developed fibre optic lights for the Designer's days. For Lille 2004 he devised a 'micro-restaurant', which was treated as an 'objet hors d'échelle'. François Azambourg's designs have been produced by Hermès, Cappellini, Domeau&Peres, Ligne Roset, Domestic and Poltrona Frau. He also designed an enormous chandelier for the Galeries Lafayette de Toulouse in 2005 and works with Japanese industrialists in the field of plastic recycling.

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Florian Brillet

Born in Rennes, France in 1978, Florian Brillet is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Bretagne. Since his studies his interest has been the depiction of complex forms, most notably developing the roof structure of the St Petersburg Opera House for Dominique Perrault and the auditorium of the Paris Philharmonia for the Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Since 2007 he has been working in Paris as an independent architect and designer. He divides his time between furniture design and interior design.

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Guggenbichlerdesign...

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.

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Guillaume Delvigne

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.

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Guillaume Bloget

Born in 1991. Guillaume Bloget is an independent designer based in Paris. He has worked for the architects Jacques Ferrier and Dominique Perrault. In 2018 he opened his own industrial design studio. His work aims to establish economic relationships between material, technique and use. He seeks fluidity in the convergence of gestures which combine to achieve a shape. Since 2016, he has explored the history and production of common objects with the Typologie design collective. In 2019, they showed the results of their investigations at the Vitra Design Museum : "Typologie : An Ongoing Study of Everyday Items".

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Guillaume Bardet

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.

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Grégoire Moinard

Born in Nantes in 1991. Lives and works in London. Graduated with a Masters in 'Industrial Design and the Mutation of the Built Environment' from École de design Nantes Atlantique (2015). During his studies he had the opportunity of working in a range of countries : with Monica Förster in Sweden, Brunno Jahara in Brazil and in the agency of Christophe Pillet in France. These multicultural experiences have enabled him to work for prominent, world-renowned manufacturers. As part of his design process, Grégoire hinges his design on usage, with the evolution of our ways of living one of the key points in his questioning process. He likes working with pared-down shapes which, when slotted together, lead to new uses, creating singular objects.

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GamFratesi

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.

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Hiroshi Kawano

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.

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Hertel & Klarhoefer

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.

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Itamar Burstein

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.

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Inga Sempé

Inga Sempé was born in Paris in 1968. She graduated from ENSCI-les Ateliers (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle), Paris in 1993. She was artist in residence at the Villa Medicis (Académie de France), Rome between 2000 and 2001. She opened her own design agency in 2000. She was awarded the Grand Prix de la Création en design de la Ville de Paris in 2003. Amongst others, she collaborates with Cappellini, Edra, Ligne Roset, Magis, Baccarat, Pallucco, David Design... She lives and works in Paris.

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Jutta Werner

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.

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Junpei & lori Tamaki

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.

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Juliette Rougier

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.

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Julian Langevin

The winner of numerous design prizes, Julian Langevin is active in the fields of product design, furniture design and interior arrangement. Alongside his collaborations with architects, start-ups and manufacturers, he conducts his own research which is based around imbalance, the use of materials in unexpected ways and interactions evocative of play. His work has a tendency to extend beyond function, making everyday life exciting once again.

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José Maria Reina

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.

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Jonas Forsman Lars Wettre

Jonas Forsman was born 1979 and Lars Wettre was born 1978. In 2006, after graduating in industrial design engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, they started working together on several design projects. Since then they have received several national and international design awards, both as a team and individually, and they are now running separate design studios in Gothenburg and Stockholm but still share a common vision of design.

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Jean-Philippe Nuel

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.

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Jean-Baptiste Vigneron

I was born on 18th November 1993 and grew up in the Touraine countryside, amongst trees, fields, tractors, a workshop and popular science books. I always had the same obsession: construction. I then took a scientific pathway, having a penchant for the life sciences. This quite reasonably led me to study pharmacy, which I gave up at the end of my third year. It was at the age of 22 that I decided to give my life a meaning and a direction which perfectly matched who I really am: a designer and adventurer. Success in a number of competitions (concours Lépine, salon des jeunes inventeurs et créateurs, concours Cinna) and other forms of recognition confirmed my choice. Today, I am on a quest for universal beauty, perfect proportion, surely the search for a better life. The development of my pieces takes place between the office and the workshop. I founded my woodworking company as a way of underpinning my adventure: it is a kind of financial and technical matrix. "They did not know it was impossible so they did it." Mark Twain My inspiration comes from nature, from understanding it. I am contemplative, I look at it with candour, with eyes wide open. I am inspired by everything which makes my spirit tingle. It’s a special feeling which I seek to transcribe into my objects. When designing a piece, my aim is to illustrate as well as possible what has enthralled me - a material, a concept, a technique – so I can share this emotion with others. I think that in a successful creation, everything is beautiful to look at. The structure is aesthetically pleasing. It does not need to be covered or decorated. It is far better to beautify than to camouflage.

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Jan Christian Delfs

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.

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James Van Vossel

James Van Vossel (1977) is a versatile designer with a constant need for innovation and an irrepressible stubbornness to achieve his goal. His drive is not to just put another object on the market, but to reform archetypes, searching and questioning them with a constant flow of new insights. Graduated with distinction as a furniture designer at VOMO/Thomas More University in Mechelen (BE), he established the all-embracing brand JAMES˙˙˙˙ in 2006. From toy design to the world of fashion, from product design for Modular Lighting Instruments (BE) and Theo Eyewear (BE) to furniture design for Drisag (BE), the wide range of products reflects his quest to obtain clear, balanced and functional objects. The unique, limited and industrially produced creations all arise from sketches, translated into real life models in his own modest designer’s studio. More often than not, he finds solutions through manual material interventions. To broaden his horizon and mind, James often participates on contests and collaborates with other designers. In the past this led to creative cooperations such as Fox & Freeze. He also joins forces with enterprises from various backgrounds such as the young social cooperative enterprise 37 Graden (BE) to the renowned furniture company Thonet (DE). James breathes passion and provokes an inspiring mindset. He seeks, investigates and then throws himself with the same enthusiasm and vigour into a project for each of his clients. Because this is what he prefers: to act hands-on. Those who have already attended one of his lectures understand that James translates his words into deeds: “I can’t sit on a drawing!” … AWARDS Interior Innovation Award Cologne (DE) Award INTERIEUR biennale ’08 (BE) Young professional for Europe Award ’09 (IT) Silver V.Award ’13 (CN) iF DESIGN AWARD ’20 (DE)

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Jacques Ducru

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.

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Kensaku Oshiro

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.

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Keiji Takeuchi

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.

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Kazuko Okamoto

After I graduated from ICS COLLEGE OF ARTS in 1998, I worked for BY STEP DESIGN STUDIO. I began working as a freelance designer in Europe in 2008. Based in Milan, I'm currently working on designs for furniture and products.

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Kazuhiro Yamanaka

Born in Tokyo in 1971. Kazuhiro Yamanaka graduated in Interior Design at Musashino Art University, Tokyo (1992-95 BA (Des.)) and The Royal College of Art for Postgraduate studies (1995-97 MA (Des.) RCA). He participates in different aspects of design: from piece furniture design to lighting design and Installation. Current client list includes Pallucco, Boffi, Ingo Maurer, Saazs, Alessi and Museums worldwide. Awarded many prizes including Winner, Design Report Award 2004 (Milan). His creation belongs to a collection of MoMA(New York), Power Station Of Art(Shanghai). He has also realised lighting installations at Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Collette(Paris), Designboom, Laforet Museum (Tokyo), Hangaram Design Museum (Seoul) etc. Kazuhiro Yamanaka has been featured worldwide in the prestigious design/art publications. He has also judged at many international design competitions such as HKDA Design Awards 2009 and designboom International Design Competitions. His first major solo exhibition was realized in Power Station of Art (Shanghai) in 2017. “Designers should contemplate the void that surrounds objects, the space between objects, and the relation between those objects. I believe furniture - chairs, tables, lights etc. - could be like a constellation of stars, and we could make lines to connect them three-dimensionally and thereby construct a specific story, As a designer, I believe it is a task to create the stories. To realize the concept effectively, I try to create a maximum impact with minimum use of material. “

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Kateryna Sokolova

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.

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Kaschkasch

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.

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LucidiPevere

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.

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Louise Puertolas

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.

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Lily Saillant

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.

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Lee West

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.

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Laura Väre

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.

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Lara Grand

Diplômée avec félicitations du jury de l'Ecole Camondo en 2013, Lara Grand, architecte d'intérieur et designer, a travaillé pour diverses agences à Paris et à l'étranger. C'est dans ce cadre qu'elle a participé à des chantiers d'appartements privés, à la conception de présentoirs à bijoux, à différents travaux graphiques, à l'aménagement d'un salon de coiffure ou à la mise au point de projets mobilier pour Ligne Roset aux côtés de Marie Christine Dorner, ou encore pour les marques Zeus et Montis. Son projet de fin d'études à Camondo a été la création de la lampe conique Peak up, une lampe de chevet associant éclairage diffus et éclairage directionnel, le passage de l'un à l'autre se faisant par simple basculement de sa partie supérieure. En 2016, Ligne Roset édite son lampadaire Headlight.

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Maryna Dague Nathan Baraness

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.

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Martin Drechsel

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.

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Müller Wulff

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.

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Mona Ronteix

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.

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Moisés Hernández Design

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.

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Minimum Design

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.

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Michel Ducaroy

Born into a family of industrialists and designers of contemporary furniture. Trained at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Lyon. Having joined the Roset Company very early on, at a time of rapid growth, he has constant access to insightful marketing and a highly capable technical team. He has responsibility for the research, development and design submissions vital to ensuring the company's brands ever-more secure positioning on the market. He designed a range of furniture for young people (chambre DN...), along with numerous upholstery models, settees and contract furniture (459 fireside chair...). With the advent in the 1960's and 1970's of new materials such as foams, quilting and thermoformed plastics, he designed a large number of pieces for the domestic market : Adria, Koufra, Kashima, Safi, Kali... ...not least the model Togo, a 'seat-cushion' which still forms part of the Ligne Roset collection today.

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Michael Raasch

Even during his design studies at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, Michael Raasch was already concentrating on the design of lighting, furniture and accessories. His way of approaching his work was already comprehensive and his creations, such as serien.lighting and Anta, were already - even during his studies - being produced by well-known companies. Over the years, other creations were produced by renowned manufacturers. Michael Raasch has won several international design awards and his works can be found in the permanent collection of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum.

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Michael Koenig

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.

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Metrica

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.

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Meike Harde

BIOGRAPHIE After product design studies and working for Benjamin Hubert Meike Harde started her business in 2013 with the participation at several design-talent shows. She is inceasingly active for international brands like Freistil Rolf Benz, Bolia, Puplo and many more. The 1987 born Meike Harde works and lives in Cologne. DESIGN APPROACH / INSPIRATION "lamp name" is a result of experimenting with paper models and the variation of cones. Attached to an elegant stand the shade starts linear on the top but ends in a circle. This transition causes soft waves in the outline and generates an overall smooth and friendy feeling.

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Mauro Lipparini

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.

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Mathieu Delacroix

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.

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Martino D'Esposito

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.

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Martin Hirth

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.

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Marta Bakowski

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.

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Marion Steinmetz

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.

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Mario Ferrarini

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.

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Marie C Dorner

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.

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Maria Jeglinska

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.

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Margareth Laug

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.

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Maison Le Loup

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.

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M.-A. Stiker-Metral

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.

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Neeru Kumar

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.

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Numéro111

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.

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Noémie Rognon

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.

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Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

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."

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Normal Studio

Biography : Jean-François Dingjian and Eloi Chafaï, alias Normal Studio, founded their industrial design agency in 2006. Jean-François Dingjian, a graduate of the école des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Etienne, was named 'lauréat de la Bourse Agora' in 1996, and was awarded the Prix de la Création de la ville de Paris in 1999. Eloï Chafaï, who studied at the Ensci, Paris, was awarded the Grand Prix design parade 01, by the Villa Noailles, Hyères in 2006. Observers of technical processes and customs for technolognical transfer, they revisit everyday forms through a simple, precise design which intensifies user quality. Their interests extend to product design, scenography and, most recently, commercial fit-outs' Amongst their most recent projects: - the 'Paysages de Table' collection, produced by ligne roset in 2008: a project which originated in a partnership with Craft (Centre de recherche sur les arts du feu et de la terre), Limoges. - 'Atrium', a range of urban waste bins, for Plastic Omnium, 2008. - 'Diamond Boxes' lighting, designed for the Villa Noailles and produced by Tools Galerie, 2007. - the 'Contaners et Bloc' collection, produced by Tools Galerie, 2007. - creation of sales spaces for shoe stylist Karine Arabian, Paris, 2008. - scenography for 'RIPPP!!! paper fashion', Benaki museum, Athens, 2007. Presented at the Mudam, Luxembourg in 2008, moving on to Anvers in 2009. - scenography for 'L'homme paré', Musée de la mode et du textile, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 2005. - scenographic plan for 'Drogland, plaisir, risques dépendances', an itinerant exhibition organised by CIDEM (citoyenneté et démocratie), 2005-2008.

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Niels Römer

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.

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Nathan Yong

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.

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Nathalie Dewez

Nathalie Dewez lives and works in Brussels. Having graduated from the école des Arts Visuels de La Cambre in 2001, the main focus of her work is lighting design. A mélange of poetry and rigour, her chandeliers, wall lights and floor lamps are light and airy, exploiting the potential of the chosen material to the very maximum. Creating pieces such as Sol-air (a halogen light perched on a carbon fibre tube), Lamp06 (a study on the structure of a classic shade) or the Prism ceiling light with its three-dimensional frame, her hallmark is coherent lines displaying essential character. Her presence at various exhibitions and trade shows in France, Belgium, Italy, the UK and elsewhere has enabled her to enter into a wide range of collaborations, with not only architectural bureaux, but also furniture manufacturers and private projects.

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Obvision

Tobias Nickerl - Né en 1987 à Taunusstein en Allemagne. Zifan Wang - Né en 1988 à Sichuan en Chine. Obvision est un studio de design et de recherche proposant un service multidisciplinaire qui s'étend du design produit, au design d'espace jusqu'à la recherche et l'expérimentation. Le studio s'oriente vers l'exploration des nouveaux usages et experiences pour une société en mutation à travers de la conception de produits innovants. L'équipe germano-chinois est constitué de Tobias Nickerl et Zifan Wang, tous les deux diplômés de l'ENSCI-les ateliers : complémentaires par la mixité de leurs approches culturelles, ils le sont également dans leurs parcours et dans l’alliance de leurs compétences respectives. Après avoir collaboré avec des agences de design et travaillé pour des clients variés (Montale, EDF R&D, Jean-Marie Massaud, Fabernovel) ils fondent en 2020 le studio de création : Obvision.

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Oriol Llahona

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.

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