Patrick Norguet (1969-) is one of the most prolific and appreciated contemporary French designers. Far from any intellectualistic or self-referential temptation, Norguet is an "industrial designer" in the true sense of the word, capable of actively dealing with production processes, very capable of integrating his style with the identity of the brands he works for. His style echoes the precision and simplicity of the shapes that characterize Nordic design, and adds a typically French touch of sweetness and refinement. After his beginnings with the Swedish brand Offecct and for the Dutch Artifort, for which he takes the baton from a sacred monster of French design like Pierre Paulin, Norguet reveals himself to the great international public with his surprising Rainbow Chair, created in 1999 for Cappellini and soon became part of the permanent collection of the MoMA. It is only the first step of a long and fruitful career, in which projects with French brands such as Tolix, Alki and La Manufacture Paris are flanked by many collaborations with important Italian brands such as Alias, Ethimo, Zanotta, Cassina, De Padova, Pedrali, Kristalia, Glas Italia and many others.