Working as an industrial designer for the last 25 years, he has built his career outside the media spotlight. His products, ever more numerous and ever more international in their reach, reflect a constant desire for modernity and simplicity. He accords as much importance to functionality and aesthetics as to the profitability of his products.
He also works as a sculptor and has put on a number of exhibitions of his pieces worldwide (exhibitions entitled “La Mémoire de l'Eau” (the memory of water) and “Brûlures de Terre” (scorched earth)).
Born in 1943 in Neuilly, France.
Works in Montreuil-Sous-Bois, France.
Graduate of the Ecole Boulle (sculpture).
Graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
1983 : Contraste armchair, Contraste rocking chair: Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris.
1984 : Arc chaise longue: Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris.
1986 : Face à Face writing desk: Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris.
1990 : Vase for CIRVA: FNAC.
Lune d’Argent armchair: Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Paris.
1982 : First prize in the VIA/UGAP competition for the Modulage primary school furniture.
1983 : First prize in the Bloomingale/VIA competition for the ARC chaise longue.
HOP trimaran selected as one of the 25 “Objects of the 1980s”. Exhibited at the Pompidou Centre, the Musée de la Marine and the Salon des Arts Décoratifs.
1984 : Chosen as Designer of the Year at the International Furniture Show in Paris.
1985 : First prize in the Cartier Foundation competition for the Lune d’Argent collection.
Awarded the “Grand Prix de la Création” for the Face à Face writing desk.
1986 : “Janus de l’Industrie” award from IFDI for the Hop trimaran.
1988 : Special Panel Prize awarded at the Grand Prix de la Presse Internationale de la Critique du Meuble Contemporain.
René Gabriel Prize.
1990 : “SM d’Or” prize at the International Furniture Show in Paris, for the Piccolo collection.
1992 : “Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris”. Chosen as Designer of the Year.
1995 : Awarded the “Point Rouge” prize for High-Quality Design in the Design Zentrum “Innovations Design 95” competition, for the Calin armchair.
1996 : “Grand Prix National de la Création Industrielle” awarded by the French Ministry for Culture.
1998 : “Prix du Nombre d’Or du Mobilier Contemporain”, awarded by the International Furniture Show in Paris, for his work with Fermob.