French product and furniture designer
“Above all, stone is a noble material and a pleasure to work with”
Philippe Nigro (born 1975, Nice, France) is a French product and furniture designer. He studied decorative arts at La Martinière in Lyon, France, and product and furniture design at École Boulle in Paris. In 2015, he created for Casati Gallery the Mèstissage collection of marble benches; some of them are made out of interlocking marble pieces, and others are marble benches with bronze legs. In 2017, after Philippe Nigro spent time in Japan, he created a series of vases made out of wood lacquered in Urishi, of which we have a few astonishing prototypes.
From 1999 until 2005, Philippe Nigro worked as an independent designer with the Michele De Lucchi‘s Produzione Privata studio in Milan, where he participated in numerous product, furniture, lighting, and interior designs and in exhibition designs for such companies as Olivetti, Poltrona Frau, and Artemis. read more
Since 2005, Philippe Nigro has been creating numerous independent furnishing designs, and in 2009, he also started to design for Ligne Roset, a French furniture manufacturer and retailer. With Ligne Roset, Philippe Nigro designed the Confluences sofas and armchairs for which he won the 2009 FNAC and Red Dot contests. In 2013, he designed a line of 13 furniture pieces for Hermes Maison, which he titled Les Nécessaires d’Hermes; among them are chairs, benches, stools, and screens. He also designed the Flax armchair and the Inséparables stools, the Saturnina line for Piba Marmi, the Unbalanced book case, and the Triangolazione tables for Skitsch.
In 2014 he was awarded the Designer of the Year price by the French furniture fair Maison & Objet, and in 2018 he was selected by the French Mobilier National, under the French Ministry of Culture, to research and design an experimental piece. From his involvement with the Mobilier National, Nigro created the Rideau de Bois cabinet or Wood Curtain cabinet.
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Last updated: April 24, 2020
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