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.