Praxis' Designers

In alphabetical order

Alexander Taylor

Establishing his own studio in 2002 Alexander has developed furniture and lighting for some of Europe’s leading design manufacturers such as Zanotta, Established & Sons and ClassiCon.
Alexander has also received private commissions, most noticeably for Alexander McQueen.

In 2004 The ‘Antlers’ won the Elle Decoration ‘Home Accessory of the Year’ Award. The following year saw Alexander winning Elle Decoration ‘Young Designer of the Year’ and ‘Best in Lighting’ for the family of ‘Fold’ lamps.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York acquired the ‘Fold’ lamp for the permanent collection along with the Chicago Institute of Design. Whilst the ‘Butterfly’ table for Zanotta received the Chicago Athenaeum Museum: Good Design Award.

New work has been commissioned for renowned and highly respected design gallery, David Gill Galleries, launching new work in 2010 and 2011 Design Art Miami/Basel.

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Alexis Georgacopoulos

Born in Athens, Greece in 1976. He graduated from the swiss art school ECAL in 1999 and was appointed Head of its industrial design Department in 2000.
His studio is based in Lausanne, Switzerland from where he collaborates with international clients and institutions. In his own work he epitomizes design that is both functional and amusing, with humour as the counterweight to technology. ‘An object must induce sympathy,’ he asserts. His works have been exhibited in major cities, design fairs or museums such as the Milan Furniture Fair, the London Design Museum and the Shanghai MOCA and have been published in various exhibition catalogues and books.

‘Pleasure, play and classicism’ : this could be Alexis Georgacopoulos’ s credo that combines conceptual lightness with simple functions and straight to the point effectiveness!

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Augustin Scott de Martinville, Grégoire Jeanmonod and Elric Petit are BIG-GAME. The studio describes their work as simple, functional and optimistic. They produce a variety of products and accessories for companies such as Alessi, Hay, Karimoku New Standard, Muji, Nespresso and Ikea. BIG-GAME’s work is often accessible, charming and, above all, useful. The studio has received numerous awards including the Swiss Design Award, the iF design award, the Wallpaper Design Award, the Good Design Award, the Hublot Design Award and the Design Preis Schweiz. BIG-GAME’s works are part of the collections of the Museum fur Gestaltung, the Musée du Grand-Hornu, the Centre Georges Pompidou as well as the MoMA.
The studio is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition to their design work, the three founders of BIG-GAME also serve as professors at ECAL University of Arts and Design Lausanne.

1978: Birth of Elric Petit (Belgian) & Grégoire Jeanmonod (Swiss)
1980: Birth of Augustin Scott de Martinville (French)
2003: Diploma in industrial design
2004: Foundation of BIG-GAME
2005: First product on the market
2008: First solo exhibition in a museum
2008: First monographic book
2011: First object mass-produced to more than a million pieces
2013: First object in the permanent collection of the MoMA
2015: Hublot Design Award

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James Burgess

My name is James Burgess. And I am a product designer.

Born in the UK, I have over 7 years experience working abroad for international clients based in the UK, Italy, USA, Asia and presently Cape Town, South Africa. My portfolio includes a diverse range of functional designs, with everything from products and furniture to graphics, interiors, digital and branding.

For me, design is problem solving in its purest form. It’s about being curious about everything and finding inspiration in whatever country or culture I’m in. It’s finding out why and how things work, and then seeing if theres a way to make them better.

I believe that design should be useful. That everything I create should have a purpose and relate to our daily lives in a real way. From quirky insights about everyday life to reinventing existing materials and researching the latest technologies, I try to create engaging objects that are true to my philosophy of a better world through sustainable design.

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Quentin de Coster

Born in Liège in 1990, Quentin de Coster studied industrial design in Belgium and Italy. After graduating in 2014, he worked as a freelance designer for three years in Europe before moving to California where he joined the award-winning design firm Fuseproject.

Convinced that good design leads to the adoption of big new ideas, Quentin focuses his creative energy towards helping visionary companies build the future.

His skills include Industrial Design, Product Design, Creative Direction and Project Management.

Quentin’s work has been featured by the likes of The New York Times (US), Fast Company (US), Azure (CA), Dezeen (UK), The Times (UK), Yatzer (CY), Designboom (IT), Interni (IT), Domus (IT), Frame (NL), Ideat (FR) and Fubiz (FR), among others.

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TAF is a Stockholm based design and architecture studio founded by Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom. Since its foundation in 2002, it has achieved international acclaim with a portfolio of work spanning touring exhibitions, interior design and a number of commercially successful products for different prestigious manufacturers. The studio has been exhibited at MoMa and its designs are now part of the permanent collections of Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and the Danish Design Museum in Copenhagen.

TAF’s studio on Södermalm is located in a converted bakery that used to serve the neighbourhood. There is a nice twist to this, as TAF aims to fulfill a similar function as the bakery through its design — one where design isn’t seen as superfluous but integrated into society on all levels, like the daily loaf of bread.

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Tomas Kral

Born in 1979 in Slovakia, Tomas Kral graduate from the Ecole Cantonale D’art De Lausanne (ECAL). After finishing his bachelor in industrial design in 2006, he received at ECAL the master degree in the same field in 2008 and « mas » in luxury design in 2009.

Established in 2008, Tomas Kral is a product design studio based in Lausanne in Switzerland. In the context of industrial production and research, Kral’s approach to design is characterized by a clear preoccupation for materials and processes. In glass, cork or ceramic, Tomas Kral work on various projects ranging from products to lighting, furniture and accessories. Kral often takes inspiration in the tradition and he infuses his objects with unexpected ideas, humor and freshness. In order to find a new creative approaches simple and innovative solutions he frequently observes and experiment with craftsmanship and the knowledge of manufacturers.

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