Mathieu Lehanneur
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Mathieu Lehanneur

Mathieu Lehanneur

Graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers (French National School for Industrial Design) in 2001, Mathieu Lehanneur opened that same year his own studio dedicated to industrial design and interior architecture. Very soon has he been developing a real passion for interactions between the body and its environment, living systems and the scientific world. Studio Mathieu Lehanneur works for clients such as : AirMineral / Biotherm / Cartier / CEA / Centre Pompidou / Christofle / Chungho Nais / EDF / Flood / Harvard University / Hennessy / Issey Miyake / JCDecaux / JWT / La Poste / Lasvit / Le Laboratoire / Nike / Paco Rabanne / Poltrona Frau / Schneider Electric / Sony / Veuve Clicquot / Yohji Yamamoto... "Therapeutic objects, invisible design, ergonomics of desire ... Mathieu Lehanneur has juggled with contradictions for 10 years to produce a design which regularly exceeds its boundaries and catches the attention of prestigious clients internationally. Lehanneur is a creator of iconic objects which immediately summarize a time, a place or a brand. Mathieu Lehanneur therefore returns to simply good and useful design by referring to natural history more than to design history; for him the user is above all a body, a place of chemical exchange whose physiology is to be attended to in order respond to its needs, desires, or emotions. It is an exploration of natural and technical possibilities which permit him to produce objects which are equally functional and magical, as well as both strange and friendly. An intuitive or very real recognition, he sometimes even collaborates with scientists and doctors to invent new ergonomics when confronted with our tangible challenges: to breathe better; to sleep better; to love better; to live better." Anthony van den Bossche