Patrick Norguet approaches objects and design through the art of sketching. Having learned on the job in the world of industry before studying design in Paris (at the ESDI), this creative rebel’s career path has been far from typical.
It reached a turning point in 2000 when Giulio Cappellini spotted his now-famous Rainbow Chair. He founded his own Parisian design office, and ever since he has worked for major retailers including Tacchini, Kristalia, Cassina, Alias and Tolix, as well as creating spaces for hotels (specifically Okko Hôtels and Sofitel) and mass-market brands (McDonald’s).
Patrick finds his inspiration in the world around him. He doesn’t follow fashions, instead seeking to make products whose precision and modernity will resist the ravages of time. As he puts it, “a well-designed object formed through open-minded collaboration always remains timeless”.