Gaétan Bobichon is a designer-maker, who plays with materials and ideas in order to find a new way of thinking and producing objects. He is interested in objects which could be seen at the boundary of technical production and aesthetic. According to him, the designer has to be engaged with society, by providing short term solutions for products but also social, emotional and humoristic objets in order to develop open consciousness. Dealing with traditional craft processes and digital fabrication, he reinsert position of craft and making in a contemporary design discourse. He likes to create a new sense according to materials and shapes by questioning value of daily life objects.He was born the 30th of March 1990 in Lyon (FR), he is currently working in Grenoble (FR) on material research and experimental design.
April 2019 / Temporary exhibition in the Kiosque during the Biennale Internationale de Design de Saint-Etienne,
Saint-Etienne – France
July 2018 / Publication of the Pet Lamps project on Material Lab’s website.
June 2018/ Designers and Craft Makers exhibition called « Design et Thé », Studio Quotidien, Lyon – France.
October 2017 / Workshop Riso printing with Merete Røstad, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht – The Netherlands.
April – December 2017 / LuForm, Ludwig Forum, Aachen – Germany.
July 2017 / Fashionclash 2017, Maastricht – The Netherlands.
May 2017 / Circular Thinking Exhibition, Interzum Fair, Köln – Germany.
February-May 2017 / Showroom Limburg, Cube Design Museum, Kerkrade – The Netherlands.
October 2016 / Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven – The Netherlands.
2015 / Shadok, Strasbourg – France.
2014 / DMY Design festival, Berlin – Germany.
2013 / Jardin, Jardins, Paris – France.
2012 / Design Pack Gallery, Paris – France.
From 2017 / Designer – Maker
2016-2017 / Master POLIS Fine Art & Design. Maastricht Academy of Fine Art & Design,
Maastricht – The Netherlands.
January 2016 – April 2016 / Intern for Sander Wassink, Jelle Mastenbroek and Luuk van den Broek. Collaboration-O,
Eindhoven – The Netherlands.
September 2015 – December 2015 / Erasmus semester. ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Product Design department,
Arnhem – The Netherlands.
August 2014 – September 2014 / Intern for Jòlan van der Wiel.
Amsterdam – The Netherlands.
2012-2015 / Bachelor Fine Art in Craft specialization metalwork (DNAP).
Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin, Strasbourg – France. (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg)
2010-2012 / Technical diploma in Product Design (BTS).
Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués de Bourgogne, Nevers – France.
2011 / Sustainable Design Price, co-organized by Coca-Cola France and « Néoplanète » magazine.