Gardian stool, design Patrick Norguet for La Manufacture Image courtesy Patrick Norguet

Patrick Norguet, Design News 2020

Today, Patrick Norguet is a versatile designer recognized on the international design scene. He is involved in different work fields: in design, architecture and fashion.

He achieved long-lasting cooperation with companies specialized in the production of objects, lamps and furniture.

Patrick Norguet creates industrial products for major producers and renowned brands. Only some of them are Alias, Arflex, Artifort,Artemide, Cappellini,Cassina, de Padova, Emu, Ethimo, Glass Italia, Kristalia, Pedrali, Tacchini…. 

There are many products he is recognized on, like Rainbow Chair for Cappellini, Kobi chair for Alias or Fox chair For Pedrali. For Emu, he designed Nef collection and for Cassina perfectly balanced the M10 chair. In 2020 he started his cooperation with Zanotta. Their chair Dan 2057-2058 is recognized  by its harmonious mixture of materials and contrasting geometric lines.

Gardian stool, design Patrick Norguet for La Manufacture Image courtesy La Manufacture,Photo Credit:studioblanco
Gardian stool, design Patrick Norguet for La Manufacture
Image courtesy La Manufacture,Photo Credit:studioblanco

He is involved in interior and architectural projects for Accor or Lancel. Patrick Norguet has collaboration with McDonald's Global after he designed one McDonald's restaurant in France in 2010. He also developed the new hotel concept of the Okko chain in France in 2014. He creates exhibitions for Van Cleef or Renault. 

Patrick Norguet is close to the fashion world.Norguetwas in charge of the visual identification at Louis Vuitton. Since then, he has cooperation on numerous projects with famous brand such as Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Guerlain and Christian Dior. He founded his design studio in 2000 in Paris.

Gardian stool, design Patrick Norguet for La Manufacture Image courtesy Patrick Norguet
Gardian stool, design Patrick Norguet for La Manufacture
Image courtesy Patrick Norguet

He studied at the L'Ecole Supérieure de Design. From 1996 to 1998 where he acquired a thorough knowledge of materials and technological processes that he will  use in future work.

He is the winner of many awards and only some of them are German Design Award Winner 2019; Red Dot Award 2011; Wallpaper Design Awards, designer of the year 2009; Designer of the Year, Maison &Objet, Paris 2005 and many others.

 He currently lives and works in Paris. Some of his works are part of the permanent collections of prestigious museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

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Gardian Stool-new expression of the seating

Patrick Norguet designed the Gardian stool for La Manufacture. The product was designed to fulfil seating function. Its purpose is not for long-lasting, comfortable seating behind awriting desk or around a dining table. This useful piece is only occasional seating. It was created to help the user solve the need for additional seating at any private or public space. The dimensions of the Gardian are reduced to its most minimal limits necessary just tosupport the body in a seated position.

Gardian with its simple form is like a small sculpture with impressive and elegant lines and with perfect proportions. Designed this way, it is halfway between design and art in appearance. The piece is easy to move thanks to the detail on the side. This way, the functionality of the stool is enhanced. 

Gardian stool, design Patrick Norguet for La Manufacture Image courtesy Patrick Norguet
Gardian stool, design Patrick Norguet for La Manufacture
Image courtesy Patrick Norguet

This stool is produced in fabrics of cheerful colours without additional decorative details. This product with minimalist design is a functional item but also a decorative one and can appear as an accent in the space. With such characteristics, Gardian possesses a balance of functionality and appearance. 

Patrick Norguet gives the shape to everyday products and answers to the users’ needs in a modern way. Gardian is the refined and modern product with its own, unique identity.