For the Frenchman Patrick Norguet, design is above all a story of encounters: what fascinates him most is the exchange with manufacturers, the discovery of their know-how, the impetus of a creative intention refined by the constraints of a technique, by economic issues and by the expectations of a user. Inspired by all that surrounds him, Patrick Norguet does not follow fashions, but seeks to give shape to products whose accuracy and modernity will stand the test of time. From mass consumption to luxury, Patrick Norguet leaves an impression of accuracy and elegance. Patrick Norguet approaches objects and design through the line. He prefers sketchbooks to textbooks. An “on-the-job” approach to the industrial world, followed by design studies in Paris (ESDI), consecrated the atypical career of this constructive rebel. His career changed in 2000, when Giulio Cappellini spotted his now famous Rainbow Chair. He entered the circle of designers who count and created his Paris office. Since then, he has been designing for the major publishers and famous brands that call on him. Today he is an essential figure on the international scene.