Patrick Norguet, born in Tours in 1969, studied at the Superior School of Industrial Design in Paris. Norguet In 2000 Patrick founded a design studio in Paris; Its scope ranges from the creation of industrial products to architectural project. Elected designer of the year “Now! Design for living “2005 (Maison & Objets), Patrick Norguet is free electron is of French design in developing a design approach based eclecticism. The design of industrial design is characterized by a constant search for balance and soundness, work towards the creation of simple objects and functional. His designs include the permanent collections of prestigious museums like the Museum of Modern Art of New York. Elected “furniture designer of the year” in 2009 by magazine Wallpaper. Patrick Norguet soon graduated, he joined Louis Vuitton as responsible for the visual identification. In 2000 he founded his design studio to intervene in areas as diverse as industrial design, and architecture. The same year he met Giulio Cappellini, seduced by his work and the “Rainbow flesh” colored Plexiglas and is one of its flagship product: an object that has marked the spirits. Patrick Norguet enjoys working on the feelings and intuition to bring a fresh perspective on the subject taking into account its context. Today, he creates products for interior or architectural references such as Cappellini, Fasem, Poltrona Frau, Lapalma, Offecct, Crassevig, GlasItalia, Flaminia, Thonnet Vienna, Modus,Watsberg, Artifort the Netherlands, architectures for Accor.
Lea Ceramiche started its collaboration with French designer Patrick Norguet at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2010. The new laminated porcelain tile collection he designed, Lines and Waves, explores a new way of creating surfaces that adds a sensorial aspect. The project was accomplished through use of the new generation Slimtech slab, laminated 3mm thick porcelain, the result of an innovative new method of lamination and compaction. Norguet introduced a personal interpretation of surfaces designed in horizontal and vertical patterns that provide new architectural glimpses. What we get are tridimensional-line-plays. With “Line” we have suggestions that are almost naturalistic, a virtual landscape that joins the earth to the horizon. “Naive” exemplifies the look of woven textiles while “Waves” explores the repetition of points, elements imparting simultaneously a wavy movement and depth to the surface. Points, marks and lines, endlessly repeated on the 300x100cm slab, create a surprising effect of new colors and shades that, thanks to the slimtech technology, emulates a natural landscape.