Studied Decorative Arts (Bac F12, Industrial Design BTS at La Martinière in Lyon, DSAA Product & Furniture Design at Ecole Boulle in Paris). Since 1999 is a freelance designer, developing projects for Nube Italia, Felicerossi, NavaDesign, and collaborates with the Studio De Lucchi in Milan, participating in numerous projects of product design, furniture, lamp, interior design, special event management and scenography for companies including Olivetti, Poltrona Frau, Artemide, Alias, Caimi, Feg, Listone Giordano… Since 2005 is supported by the VIA to take part in forward-thinking and experimental furniture projects, thanks to which he conceived the shelf “Spiral”, the modular boxes “Storage-Unit”, the sofas “Intersections”. Most recently in 2009, the prototypes of the double chair “Twin- Chairs” and table basement “Universal base” also realized thanks to the VIA grants, enter in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou. Some of these projects are edited such as “Cross-Unit” by Sintesi in 2008. In 2009 the sofas “Intersection” announce the beginning of collaboration with Ligne Roset who edit them and develop the range under the name of “Confl uences”, who won the German Red Dot prize Best of the Best 2009 and Young & Design competition, and enter in the collection of the FNAC (fond national d’art contemporain). For Ligne Roset he did also T.U., Flax, Passe-passe, Stripes, Entailles, Résille, Passio, ecc… In 2010 is part of the INTERNI Think Tank exhibition with the Think Station for De Castelli. Other collaborations with Piba Marmi (Saturnia), Skitsch (tables Triangolazioni, shelf Squilibri, chair & tables for children BuildUp), Serralunga (outdoor sofa Canisse), Artuce (outdoor lamp Noctiluque), Glas Italia (mirror Nu), Testi (shelf Niche), DePadova (sofa Pilotis), Foscarini (lamp Nuage), Discipline (chair Smusso).
Profilo di Philippe Nigro