Patrick Norguet


He was born in Tours in 1969 and studied at the Higher School of Industrial Design in Paris. In 2000, he founded his own design studio, ranging from industrial product design to architectural projects. In 2005, he was named designer of the year at "Now! Design for Living" (Maison & Objets). A free spirit of French design, he developed an approach to design based on eclecticism, designing objects characterised by a continuous search for balance and rationality. He designs interior and architectural products for a wide range of clients. For Alias, he designed the Kobi (2012) and Kayak (2014) seating collections; the Gran Kobi and Gran Kobi essentiel armchairs (2016) and the Vina sofa (2018). He lives and works in Paris.

each project is born from an encounter

"I always think there is a way. I never issue vain proofs, only proposals. Proposals with sulphurous ergonomics, in the shape of racing cars that launch themselves at full speed into the world of objects. Each project is born from an encounter that goes beyond the simple search for aesthetics and the right line, and it aims to infuse itself in the course of travels, in the crystallisation of the collective imagination and in different cultures, ending up - final anatomies - in "fair, honest products, part of the sociology of their time". Patrick Norguet