Designer Outdoor Furniture by Patrick Norguet

Meet The Designer | Patrick Norguet

Patrick Norguet is a French designer with an instantly recognisable graphic perspective. Preferring sketchbooks to textbooks, Patrick Norguet has a hands-on approach to specification design. Spotted by Giulio Cappellini for his now infamous Rainbow Chair, Norguet works closely with Italian outdoor furniture brand Ethimo to create innovative, well-designed furniture solutions for outdoor living.

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Exploring the union between fashion and design, Patrick Norguet is considered an industrial rebel of the design industry, rejecting fleeting trends for timeless, well-designed objects. Developing a “hands-on design approach” while studying at EDSI, he opened his own studio in 2000. Patrick Norguet has close ties to the fashion industry, collaborating with Louis Vuitton, Guerlian and Christian Doir. A prominent figure in the international design scene, his partnership with Ethimo began in 2003 where he developed the ‘Knit’ and ‘Swing’ collections which combine rhythmic craftsmanship with lightweight silhouettes intended to explore the juxtaposition between “volumes, solids and voids”.