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Julie Richoz is a Swiss-French designer. After graduating from ECAL, École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, she started working for Pierre Charpin as a project assistant. In 2012 she set up her design studio in Paris where she enjoys with curiosity and sensibility to develop her own language through objects.
Wonmin Park was born in Seoul, South Korea and graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, in 2011. Thanks to Carpenters Workshop Gallery, he has exhibited at major fairs around the world such as Design Miami,
Based in Amsterdam, Boaz Cohen (Israel/ Netherlands) and Sayaka Yamamoto ( Japan) founded their interdisciplinary cooperative studio in 2007. Offering a balanced combination of two unique talents, BCXSY carries a wide range of projects both in The Netherlands and abroad.
Born in Hyogo prefecture, Japan and graduated from Kanazawa College of Art, Department of Design, Kuramoto worked from 2000 until 2008 as in-house designer for various companies. He founded Jin Kuramoto Studio in Tokyo in 2008.
He could have been a cabinet maker, but he has become one of the most influential and innovative creators of his generation. After studying interior architecture and furniture at Konstfack (Sweden) and receiving a graduate degree from the Royal College of Art in London in 2012,
Plastic artist Laurent P Berger and architect Cyrille Berger have worked together since 2006 under the Berger&Berger label. They have participated in many exhibitions, at the 12th Bienniale di Venezia in Venice (2010),
Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis lives and works in Rotterdam (Netherlands). Raised in New Zealand, she studied industrial design for two years at Victoria University of Wellington, then continued her studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven,
François Daireaux seeks out original sites around the world; his travels take him wherever people live and work. Away from tourist maps or any form of exoticism, for almost 25 years François Daireaux has travelled alone to new countries to record his experiences.
Tibor Weissmahr was born in Munich, Germany. After leaving school, he combined civilian service with 2 years of law studies at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, then he decided to change focus and study product design.
Fred Rieffel opened his own design studio based in Strasbourg in the beginning of 1998. Since then, he has developed furniture in collaboration with numerous French and international companies including Arfa,
Cécile et Gabrielle Grimaldi, born in 1980, who trained at the Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg and the École des Beaux-arts de Saint-Etienne (respectively), founded Grimdesign in 2007. Under this identity,
David Hanauer is born in 1982 in Germany. ” Considering a more conscious way of living and dealing with objects, the work is strongly contemporary on the one hand showing solutions for a possible future on the other hand.
The creator of “new simplicity” in the field of design, Jasper Morrison is one of the most famous British designers. He was born in London in 1959, and first attended Kingston Polytechnic Design Studio in 1979.
Berlin-based Werner Aisslinger, born in 1964, has opened design studios in Berlin and Singapore. After studying at the UdK in Berlin, he taught as a professor of design at the HFG Karlsruhe from 1998-2008,
Claude Saos was born in Brest in 1972, and lives and works in Strasbourg. Graduating from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Quimper in photography, after attending the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Brest and the Utrecht HKU (Netherlands) in the design section,
Christelle Familiari builds her work in connection with her body; meshes, twists, braiding, weaving and threading are born from her movements, with no intermediary. Her work often questions the relationship of the body to another,
Designer and scenographer David Dubois graduated in 2003 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, where he lives and works. He chose to develop his efforts in the areas of design and fashion,
Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard, born in 1980, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada, before studying product design at the ECAL/University of Arts and Design Lausanne,
Studio Monsieur is a design studio founded in 2012 by Manon Leblanc and Romain Diroux. They work on various projects such as product design, furniture, lighting and set design for exhibitions and cultural events.