Patrick Norguet - Biography


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.

Chantal Hamaide

Awards & Distinctions

Muuuz International Awards 2017, for the Fox Chair, Pedrali 2017
German Design Award 2017
, for Naive Slimtech, Lea Ceramiche 2017
Red Hot 2016 « Best of the Best »
, Kayak chair, 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 of the year, 2014
Muuuz International Awards 2014, for the outdoor chair T14, Tolix 2014
Wallpaper design Awards 2013, Best domestic design for Jacket armchair, Tacchini 2013
Rétrospective « Dix ans de création », Silvera 2012
Wallpaper design Awards 2011, Best domestic design for collection 01 Collection, Silvera 2011
Red Dot Design Award 2011, for Fly armchair, Offect 2011
Designers Days Awards 2010, pour Fly armchair, Offect 2010
Institut français du Design, Janus de La Santé 2009, for air purifier Plain Air, TLV 2009
Wallpaper design Awards, designer of the year 2009 for air purifier Plain Air, TLV 2009
Designplus Award, Frankfurt 2007, for Mono collection, Flaminia 2007
Exposition au Musée d'Art Moderne de Miami pour la Rainbow chair, Cappellini
International Design Awards, Elle Deco
Designer de l’année 2005 NOW, Maison & objet, Paris 2005
Grand prix du Design de la Ville de Paris, 2005
Sélection ADI Golden Callipers, 2004