Mathieu Lehanneur is a French designer who is on the forefront of international design scene; he is also one of the few in his generation to use his talents in a variety of areas, beyond furniture.
Innovatively, he combines design, science, technology and art as poetic-communicative components to create humanistic projects to achieve maximum welfare for human beings, considered by him as complex structures which need more than chairs, but need air to breathe, sustainable food, good health, and love to live better.
Born on August 29,1974, Rochefort/France, he graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers / l’École nationale supérieure de création industrielle, Paris.
His works are in the permanent collections of the MoMa (both New York and San Francisco/US), Centre Pompidou (Paris/FR), the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris/FR), the foundation of contemporary art Frac Ile de France (Paris/FR) and Design Museum (Gent/Belgium).
Paola Antonelli, curator for architecture and design at MoMa (New York/US) describes him as “a champion of the intellectual agility of today’s design”.
In 2008, Popular Magazine’s “Best Invention Award” was awarded to Andrea, Lehanneur’s indoor air purifier, created in partnership with Harvard University and based on studies developed by NASA. It absorbs, through the plant which is housed inside the unit, toxic particles released by plastic, wood, fabric
or metal items in the places where we live.
He also designs special high tech products as a bluetooth speaker - Boom Boom - for the german brand Binauric ; a line of devices for home energy saving for the french-based multinational Schneider; watches - Take Time, and radios - Hybrid for the french based international brand Lexon ; furniture - Strates office for the belgium Objekten ; and chandeliers - Cloudy for the italian Fabbian.
Mathieu Lehanneur designs for brands such as Veuve Clicquot, Maison Cailler/Nestlé, Christofle, Cartier, Poltrona Frau, JCDecaux, Nike, Issey Miyake, among others, with the same proficiency as he creates spectacular projects for Saint Hilaire Church (Melle/FR); for Le Château Borely (Marseille/FR); for the Diaconesses Hospital (Paris/FR); for the hotspot of the Parisian scene, Electric; for the Pullman Hotels ; for the Centre Pompidou (Paris/FR); for the Café ArtScience (Boston/US) and for the Audemars Piguet’s lounge at Art Basel Fair 2014 / 2015 in Hong-Kong, Basel and Miami.