As part of the international design avant-garde, Mathieu Lehanneur is one of the rare designers of his generation to be able to embrace such a wide range of creative fields. His approach is radically multidisciplinary, ranging from objects to architecture, from artworks to products, and from unique hand-crafted pieces to cutting-edge technological works. His designs are inspired by nature, while still pushing the limits of design through the exploration of new typologies. Air, water and light are among his preferred materials for the creation of hybrid projects inspired by science and technology. He envisions human beings as sensitive and complex structures with which he interacts by playing with perceptions and beliefs. An avid proponent of experimentation and new creative territories, he collaborates with leading artisans as well as being involved in several start-ups and brands in the fields of technology, cosmetics, and urban mobility. Mathieu Lehanneur works across conventional boundaries by combining design, science, technology, and art, moving toward new forms of expression.
Described as the “champion of intellectual agility in the field of contemporary design” by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of MoMA-NY’s Department of Architecture and Design, he is ranked among the world’s “top 100 designers and influencers” by the magazines Wallpaper*, Surface and Architectural Digest.
Alongside his Factory, where he develops and fabricates his ideas, he has opened his Pied-à-Terre in New York. This hybrid and exclusive space, located in the penthouse of one of the city’s most beautiful skyscrapers, creates a dialogue between these new creations and his world.
Mathieu Lehanneur has recently been selected by Paris 2024 and the International Olympic Committee to conceive and design the future torch and cauldron for the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.