Jean Nouvel (1945-) is the most prominent figure in the field of contemporary architecture in France. His work, pervaded by a continuous tension towards the new, refuses to be harnessed in the definition of a single current and proceeds to a complete palingenesis with each new project, while maintaining constant attention to technological innovation. He has been awarded countless prizes, from the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale to the Royal Gold Metal of the British Institute for Architecture, from the Wolf Prize in Art to the most dress of all, the Pritzker Prize, obtained in 2008. Among his great works, the Institute of the Arab World in Paris deserves a mention, which brought him to world attention, the iconic Torre Agbar in Barcelona, the mysterious Musée du quai Branly in Paris and his most recent creations in the Arab world, such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the National Museum of Qatar. His career as a designer is closely linked to a brand like Molteni & C., which has always been used to working with great architects, but also has collaborations with brands such as Artemide, MDF Italia, Emu, Glas, Nemo and many others.