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The apparent modesty of Patrick Norguet veils a spirit animated by the concerns of perfection, detail and an object well-made. For the last 10 years, the designer with an atypical trajectory has thus engraved his name on the international design scene with strokes of precision, determination and discretion. He approached the object through an encounter with the industrial world before pursuing his design studies in Paris (ESDI), the man maintains the same privileged relationship with a production tool as with the beauty of forms. There is no place for the self-indulgent expression of the superego, ethereal concepts or media hype. A descendent of Roger Tallon, Castiglioni, and more recent, Alberto Meda, Patrick Norguet considers himself an industrial designer. He is radical in his search for purity, poetic in his sensibility of products and meticulous in his sense of detail. With him, there is no theorization of the design practice, no inclination for confrontation with the rules of good taste, no pursuit of a gratuitous archetype or a new typology without foundation, no quest for excess or unessential by principle. Beyond the pursuit of the ideal line and elegant formal beauty, Patrick Norguet loves the factories, ateliers, materials and the artisans who implement them, as well as deciphering the techniques and processes, and a passion for innovation. He takes an empirical approach to each new project, by responding to the stakes of the firm rather than just the imperatives of contemporary communication.
AVENUE ROAD carries a curated assortment of Patrick Norguet pieces.