Designer and architect, he has collaborated with Lexon for more than sixteen years. Awarded the Grand Prix National de Création Industrielle, he has received two Compasso d’Oro in Italy, the Gabriel Award, l’Art et de l’Industrie Medal in France, the Design Plus+ award, several times the Form+Design award in Germany, and the New York Accent On Design Best Product award in the United States.
Some of his creations have been selected for their permanent collections by the Musée National d’Art Moderne, the Arts-Décoratifs Museum, the Fond National d’Art Contemporain in France, MoMA in New York.
Lexon products have a refined form and a kind of French spirit.
« I feel that I will work well in concert with the Japanese aesthetics. I expect that developing my design at Lexon will allow me to explore yet untouched further possibilities in my work. »
BY TAKASHI KATO
Graduated from the Art and Music University of Tokyo, this space architect directs exhibitions, music concerts, shops and products.
« Lexon has some kind of magnet which attracts excellent creators. That power has introduced so many beautiful products in such a short time by the end of the twentieth century. Lexon will play a much more important role in product design in the twenty-first century. This rare project will lead us to be better style, give us joy, energy and moreover philosophy. I am very proud that I can contribute to this project. »
« My collaboration with Lexon gave me the opportunity to develop and produce design objects in various areas of industrial design. Personal and for the home accessories, gardening, office, travel and leisure objects. A large number of projects. This in a coherente unity. »
BY MATHIEU LEHANNEUR
Graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers (French National School for Industrial Design) in 2001, Mathieu Lehanneur opened that same year his own studio dedicated to industrial design and interior architecture. Very soon has he been developing a real passion for interactions between the body and its environment, living systems and the scientific world.
Therapeutic objects, invisible design, ergonomics of desire... Mathieu Lehanneur has juggled with contradictions for 10 years to produce a design which regularly exceeds its boundaries and catches the attention of prestigious clients internationally. Lehanneur is a creator of iconic objects which immediately summarize a time, a place or a brand. Mathieu Lehanneur therefore returns to simply good and useful design by referring to natural history more than to design history; for him the user is above all a body, a place of chemical exchange whose physiology is to be attended to in order respond to its needs, desires, or emotions. It is an exploration of natural and technical possibilities which permit him to produce objects which are equally functional and magical, as well as both strange and friendly. An intuitive or very real recognition, he sometimes even collaborates with scientists and doctors to invent new ergonomics when confronted with our tangible challenges: to breathe better; to sleep better; to love better; to live better.
BY THEO WILLIAMS
Born in Oxford, England in 1967. Studied in Bristol and Manchester and graduated in industrial design in 1990. Is a creative consultant for the fashion brand Mexx and the Creative Director for the Japanese Department stores ‘ Mono Comme Ça ‘.
He collaborates with Art Partners NY, with Giovanni Testino. His clients include Technogym, Artemide, Authentics, Alessi, Abet Laminate, Mobileffe, Consonni, Tronconni, Pyrex, TcHibo, Dornbracht and packaging for Prada, CK Jeans, Giorgio Armani, Ferragamo and accessories for Benetton. His collection ‘Risma’, for Merati has been selected for the ADI Design Index 2003, the pre-selection for the Compasso d’Oro.
Since November 2007 he is based in London as Design Director for Habitat.
« Designing for Lexon allows the designer to explore ideas, experiment and use materials and technology without constraints. »
BY PIERRE GARNER
Is a graduate of l’ENSCI. Has collaborated with Lexon for four years. Also designs for Rowenta, Fujitsu, Alcatel, and for the furniture and equipment industries. At present, he is working with Marc Berthier in constructing a concept house
in Osaka, Japan.
« My collaboration with Lexon has led me to exploit my passion for electronics, mechanics and technical objects in general.
The diversity of products in the Lexon Collection each year is opened to every new ideas, to every new concepts ; that is what seduces me. Most of the time,
the stapler is an instrument that looks like a dinosaure emitting its brutal action. »
Pierre Garner is a designer and managing partner of eliumstudio. A graduate of the École Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle in Paris, Pierre Garner is working in design products for many companies in furniture and equipment including bathroom with Japanese companies in the field of electronics and the computers in appliances. Currently he performs with Marc Berthier in a total new concept of a house in Osaka, Japan. « I work with Lexon for many years. Lexon is for me the French publisher of reference, the only one to spread French design throughout the world. »
BY FREDERIC LINTZ
Graduated from ENSCI, where he is presently teaching. Has been collaborating with the Lexon brand for the past seven years. Also works with Cinna, Rowenta, Fujitsu, Alcatel and Bell&Ross.
He was attributed the Design Award of Excellency in Korea.
« My collaboration with Lexon has given me the opportunity of expressing and developing my passion for objects. Research for new shapes, new manufacturing techniques and novelty has
been most challenging. »
BY BRIEUC DU ROSCOAT
A master’s degree in law, what an amazing training for an ingenious and utopian designer, who realises his dreams.
Brieuc du Roscoät is an ethnic designer and a creative artist of innovative concepts. His innovations have found their application in this sector of new technologies (mobile telephony, mobile products and services) while combining ergonomics and design for the benefit of the “objects” of tomorrow. Sensitive to emerging behaviors, he anticipates the future trends (a laureate of innovating technologies ANVAR 2000).
BY ADRIAN & JEREMY WRIGHT
English brothers Adrian and Jeremy Wright formed their practice in 2005 and have gone on to design award-winning products for a variety of international clients. With an engineering background and a sound understanding of manufacturing processes, their approach to design is driven by an appreciation of both the technical and visual aspects of a product. Reminiscent of wooden building blocks, Buro unifies the items commonly found on a desk into a coherent, practical range. With each object taking the form of a simple block they can be stored in any orientation and neatly aligned or stacked. The slim form of the Titanium bluetooth speaker allows it to sit unobtrusively on a shelf or table top. By mirroring the proportions of a book, the speaker taps into the identity of an object that is already there, rather than imposing a new form onto its surroundings. The Titanium clock/radio elegantly combines the speaker and LED display into one surface, maximising the space for each whilst also simplifying the object.
Martin Lück, Cyril Fuchs and Marc Barandard are independent designers and work in various areas as for industrial product, interior architecture, cosmetics, lighting, furniture and teaching. Their common will is to propose innovative designs which go beyond expectations, offering a wider range of uses.
« The economic risk-taking and the always changing creation demand has made Lexon unique. The audacity of its founder, René Adda, is that he believe in his feeling to launch a new item.
He shares the designers passion for the creation of seducing, amazing and innovative objects. Designing a product for Lexon is always a challenge accepted with pleasure. »
BY A. DUBREUIL & L. ROTH
Born in Paris in 1982, Alexandre studied design and architecture of Interior at l’École Bleue of Paris, where he graduated in 2005. He has then joined the Christophe Pillet studio which allowed him to work on a wide range of projects, from architectural to the design products. Following to a 1 year experience in an international studio of architecture in Copenhagen, he begins to collaborate with Lexon in 2009, and draws the first store in Xiamen (China). He is now designer and responsible for the Lexon collection, he follows and develops projects from design to manufacturing.
Born in 1983 in Strasbourg (France), Ludovic Roth is graduated in arts applied from the Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg and from L’École Bleue where he graduated his diploma in interior architecture and design in 2008 in Paris. Freelance designer, his work is sharing between collaborations with agencies and personal projects. He collaborated with Fabrice Berrux since 2008 on projects involving both architecture and graphic design. Currently he is finalizing the design of a range of protection for smart phones for a US customer. Concerned about issues related to the design of objects or spaces, Ludovic likes to explore the limits of creative fields to suit better to a given problem.
BY MASATO NASU
BY MATHIEU GIRARD
After studying Economic and social science, I went to Strasbourg to upgrade in arts. Then, in 2005, I came to Paris to join L'école Bleue which is the first step in my interior architecture & design travel. In 2007, it was my first professionnal project with the Lexon Design contest and finally the achievement of the TimePASS range for 2012.
Between school and working life from theory to reality, there is only one step. Thanks to Lexon I have closed the gap and I can feel what will be my future job.