Patrick Norguet befittingly illustrates the definition of a designer. He is at the core of a collective and innovative approach to design and stands as one of the protagonists of a project.
Thanks to his keen observation of the context, his analytical approach to the constraints, and respect for customs, he has built solid relationships with manufacturers and numerous clients.
After completing his design studies at the ESDI, Patrick Norguet was commissioned to design the display windows of two major players in the luxury industry: Yves Saint-Laurent and Louis Vuitton. From these experiences, he gained an understanding of brand identity and the way of showcasing it. Designing Renault ‘s event stands helped him to hone and apply his synthesis skills to ephemeral architectures.
He quickly expanded his design vernacular and took interest in technological innovations in the furniture field. In 2000, his Rainbow Chair, which was noticed and produced by Giulio Cappellini, gave him visibility that quickly spread thanks to the international media. He then opened his studio in Paris.
Italian companies immediately noticed his thoroughness and his full commitment to projects. Because of his passion for industrial processes, he adapted his style to excellent know-how, hence optimizing the efficiency of production methods. His early furniture collections for Bernhardt, Artifort, Offect, Capdell or the French companies Alki and Tolix validated and established his presence at international shows. In 2010, designing one McDonald’s restaurant in France gradually led to a collaboration with McDonald’s Global.
Patrick Norguet effortlessly masters all scales and lends his expertise to manufacturers and producers of objects, lamps and furniture, all that while developing the new hotel concept of the Okko chain in France in 2014. He has become an emblematic figure of French design.
Alias, Arflex, Artemide, Cassina, Emu, Ethimo, Glass Italia, Kristalia, Lea Ceramica, Pedrali, Glass Italia, de Padova, and Tacchini quickly recognized the talent and authority of Patrick Norguet who is fully involved in the production process and strives to create long-lasting collections.
From the drawing table to industrial tools and communication, Patrick Norguet has shown the place and responsibility of the designer as an agent of change in services and lifestyles.
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
Style Park selected 2020, sofa DS-175, De Sede, IMM Cologne, 2020
Germain Design Award Winner 2019, Gran Kobi Essentiel, Alias, 2019
AZ Awards 2018, Pure Paper Color collection, 2018
Muuuz International Awards 2017, pour la chaise Fox, Pedrali 2017
German Design Award 2017, pour Naive Slimtech, Lea Ceramiche 2017
Red Dot Award 2016 « Best of the Best », pour la chaise Kayak, Alias Design 2016
Top 100 du Wallpaper Power 200 2015
Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres 2015
GQ Hommes de l’Année 2014, Designer de l’année 2014
Muuuz International Awards 2014, pour la version outdoor de la chaise T14, Tolix 2014
Wallpaper Design Awards 2013, Best domestic design pour le fauteuil Jacket, Tacchini 2013
Rétrospective « Dix ans de création », Silvera 2012
Wallpaper Design Awards 2011, Best domestic design pour la collection 01, Silvera 2011
Red Dot Award 2011, pour le fauteuil Fly, Offect 2011
Designers Days Awards 2010, pour le fauteuil Fly, Offect 2010
Institut Français du Design, Janus de La Santé 2009, pour le purificateur Plain Air, TLV 2009
Wallpaper Design Awards, designer of the year 2009 pour le purificateur Plain Air, TLV 2009
Designplus Award, Frankfurt 2007, pour la collection Mono, Flaminia 2007
International Design Awards, Elle Deco 2005
Designer de l’Année 2005 NOW, Maison & objet, Paris 2005
Grand Prix du Design de la Ville de Paris 2005
Exposition au Musée d’Art Moderne de Miami pour la Rainbow chair, Cappellini 2004
Sélection ADI Golden Callipers 2004
Collections permanentes au MoMA de NY de la Rainbow Chair, Cappellini 2001