Unveiled in 1999 at the Paris Furniture Show, this chair was immediately noticed by Giulio Cappellini. That was the beginning of my collaboration with this major house. Using an innovative technique, it is entirely built with multi-colored sheets of resin bonded by ultrasound. The contrast between its sober lines and psychedelic colors softened by the sheerness of the material make the Rainbow Chair an exceptional piece. This mythical chair is now part of the MoMA collection.
Patrick Norguet approaches objects and design from a graphical perspective. Since childhood, he has preferred sketchbooks to textbooks, filling them up with sketches and drawings. A “hands-on” approach of industry and design studies in Paris (ESDI) mark the unusual profile of this constructive rebel. His career underwent a dramatic change in 2000 when Giulio Cappellini spotted his now famous Rainbow Chair. He joined the circle of designers that matter and created his Parisian studio. Since that time, he has been designing for major producers (Tacchini, Kristalia, Cassina, Alia, Tolix…) and renowned brands. For Patrick Norguet, design is, first and foremost, about happy encounters. What he is most passionate about is exchanging with manufacturers, discovering their know-how; the impulse of a creative intention refined by technical constraints, economic stakes and the expectations of a user whom he hopes to discreetly but durably win over. Drawing inspiration from everything that surrounds him, Patrick Norguet does not follow trends but seeks to give shape to products whose relevance and modernity would withstand the test of time: “A well-designed object, an object created through generous collaboration is timeless.” From consumer products to luxury objects, Patrick Norguet leaves an impression of authenticity and elegance. Today, he is an essential figure on the international design scene.