At the forefront of the international design scene, Mathieu Lehanneur is one of the few designers of his generation with a genuine multi-disciplinary approach to creativity: his projects stretch the realms of product design and object to architecture, craft and technology.
Lehanneur thrives on creating spectacular projects that are intended to enchant and to encourage wellbeing. His work defies traditional descriptions of 'design', 'science' and 'art'.
Ranked among the '100 World top designers and influencers' by Wallpaper* and Surface magazines, he is described as the 'champion of intellectual agility in the field of contemporary design' by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA-NY.
Mathieu Lehanneur's office collaborates with a number of prestigious brands across a wide variety of sectors including Nike, Veuve Clicquot, Audemars Piguet, Poltrona Frau, Pullman Hotels, Cartier, Air France, Schneider Electric, JCDecaux, Becton Dickinson and Sony. Lehanneur is also a partner of several companies in the areas of technology, cosmetology and urban mobility.
Mathieu Lehanneur has earned numerous awards including the 'Grand Prix' for creativity, awarded by the City of Paris, and the 'Best Invention Award' by US magazine Popular Science for 'Andrea', a plant home air filtration system, created in partnership with Harvard University and based on studies developed by NASA.
In 2009, the designer was invited to share his vision at the TED Global conference and, in 2012, Gestalten editions published a book dedicated to his work. A retrospective exhibition of his work was held at the Grand Hornu - Innovation and Design Centre, in Belgium.
Mathieu Lehanneur's works can be found among some of the most renowned public and private collections including the MoMA-NY and MoMA San Francisco, and the Pompidou Centre and the Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris.
Lehanneur latest projects include the '50 Seas' exhibition, a collection of 50 unique enameled-faience wall-works, showcased at Christie's and at Monaco's Oceanographic Museum; an exclusive space in the Air France new Business Lounge at Charles de Gaulle Paris airport; the interior concept of Maison Kitsune?'s flagship store in New York; a series of limited edition pieces in marble and bronze, "Ocean Memories", edited by Carpenters Workshop Gallery; a collection of furniture and lamps edited by his own brand and presented at Nomad - Monaco; an itinerant museum for the Swiss watchmaker luxury brand Audemars Piguet previously presented in Shanghai; his work "Liquid Marble" showcased at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; the interior design of Cafe? Mollien at the Louvre Museum in Paris; a new concept of solar street lighting furniture launched during the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris COP- 21.
He is currently working on multiple projects such as a hybrid engine boat, a foldable electric bike, the interior design for hotels, stores and public spaces, as well as technological and pharmaceutical design...
Awards
2017 / Wallpaper* Design Awards 2017 : Les meilleurs Designers de l'année
2015 / Power 100 de Surface, catégorie Tech
2014 / A' Design Award - Italy
2014 / IF Product Design Award
2011 / Etoile de l'Observeur du Design
2010 / Premier prix, Biennale Internationale de la céramique contemporaine
2010 / Créateur de l’Année, Now ! Maison & Objets
2010 / Lauréat "Dialogues 2010", Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l'Intelligence de la Main, Fondation Bettencourt Schueller.
2008 / Best Invention Award, Popular Science
2007 / Oscar de l’emballage (Pack Eau d’Issey)
2007 / Talent du Luxe
2006 / Grand Prix de la Création, Paris
2006 / VIA « Carte Blanche »
2003 / ANVAR Bourse de recherche
2000 / ANVAR Bourse de recherche
Collections
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New-York
Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), San Francisco
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
Design Museum, Gent, Belgium
FRAC, Ile de France