French designer, Patrick Norguet (1969 –) is known for his sleek designs and modern innovative approach. His work speaks of elegance and playfulness, finding simple and pleasing aesthetic solutions for houses, restaurants and hotels. Making waves in the design scene during the late 1990s and early 2000s, Norgeut has continued to establish himself amongst the big names in the design canon. The consciousness of durability and sustainable materials is drawn from his interest in the industrial and in technology as a source of inspiration. His work has earned him various awards and accreditations, leading to collaborations with big corporations, furniture and fashion houses and international fairs.
Patrick Norguet studied at the Paris School of Industrial Design (ESDI), graduating in 1999. During his studies he was invited to participate in a collective exhibition, titled "Talents à la Carte" at Maison & object. From there, his career kicked off and companies like Louis Vuitton and Dior began to approach him. His career moved through various phases and stages and he worked across Paris and Milan. One of his bigger projects involved reimagining the image of McDonald’s and creating furniture that could feature in the chain stores around the world. Norguet was named ‘Designer of the Year’ in 2009 by Wallpaper amongst numerous other awards, as well as being included in numerous exhibitions and permanent museum collections.
Patrick Norguet, Table Tori, (2007)
Glass and aliminium, Estel Group Italy
Patrick Norguet’s Table Tori is a pristine example of his work. The glass table top, paired with the diecast aliminium creates a sophisticated, sleek table. The branchlike or basket-like base creates an interesting alternative for table legs. The table has been featured in numerous magazine shoots and gives off an aesthetic of simplicity and creativity. The table is intended to be sturdy and long lasting and its design reflects a timeless elegance to fit into any space.