The French Pierre Charpin (1962-) is an artist lent to design. The son of a sculptor, he has been involved in furniture and product design since the 1990s, while always keeping the role of drawing central to his creative process. This is how products with clear-cut contours are born, with primary shapes that are easy to recognize and to imprint on memory. After a few years of training in George Sowden's studio in Milan Charpin returned to Paris and found the right humus to express his aesthetics above all in the limited series collections created for galleries, such as the Parisian Galerie Krèo or in the Milanese Post Design (heir of the Memphis collective of which Sowden had already been a leading exponent). Elected designer of the year at the Maison & Objet fair in 2017, his works appear today in the catalogs of brands such as Ligne Roset, Hay, Danese Milano and Alessi.