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Guillaume Delvigne, the jack-of-all-trades

Guillaume Delvigne, the jack-of-all-trades

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Passionate about drawing from an early age, it was only natural that Guillaume Delvigne turned to creation, since revisiting objects of everyday life. Under the pencil of this daring creator, kitchen machines, pots, glasses, lights and other items are transformed into works of art. Spotlight on this star of hexagonal industrial design.

Winner of the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris in 2011, Guillaume Delvigne belongs to this new wave of French designers who have succeeded, thanks to their talent and sensitivity, in changing the situation and shaping the world of furniture. Anchored in everyday life, his creations, on the border between art and design, arouse emotions. Author of multidisciplinary objects, it is difficult to identify this native of Saint-Nazaire, so much his inventiveness and imagination are practiced in all possible fields. Advocating a graphic vocabulary, the artist discovered very early, on the school benches, a taste for drawing. A passion that he refined by pursuing studies first at the Nantes Atlantique School of Design, then at the prestigious Politecnico, in Milan, the city where he settled to start his career alongside greats in the field, such as George J. Soeden, co-founder of the Memphis movement.

Mixing industrial design and research work, this parenthesis allowed him to rub shoulders with other emerging talents with whom he joined to form a collective, Dito. During this phase, he signed a series of porcelain objects for the Italian publisher Industreal. Spotted thanks to his “vase hat”, a glass base on which are placed various ceramic lids in the shape of a hat, he carves out a small place in the sun. And it was this first success that prompted him to settle in Paris in 2005. For several years, he linked personal projects and collaborations with major firms, such as RADI Designers, Marc Newson, Elium Studio, Delo Lindo and Cédric Ragot. In 2011, he opened his own studio and opened his first solo exhibition at the ToolsGalerie.

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Surfing in fields as varied as furniture, objects, lighting or interior design, the prolific designer cooperates with many manufacturers, publishers and craftsmen and leads several projects for internationally renowned French houses. This is how he designed vases and accessories for Hermès, the precious case for the All-In-One palette by Givenchy, glasses for Cristal de Sèvres and Veuve Clicquot, the Circus tables for La Redoute, Losange for Habitat, marble stools for ToolsGalerie, robots for Moulinex or even saucepans for Tefal. He also continues to collaborate with young publishers such as La Chance, Hartô or ENOstudio. Regularly presented during exhibitions in France and abroad, his iconic works have won several prizes, including the Wallpaper Design Award. Some are even part of permanent collections.

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