François Azambourg I Contemporary designer
François Azambourg graduated from ENSAAMA in Paris, won the Villa Médicis hors les murs prize in 2003, the Grand Prix of Design of Paris in 2004 as well as the Musée des Arts Décoratifs competition. François Azambourg consecrates his work to the alliance of technique and proper art to the applied arts. His work is often focused around fields of research associated to lightness and to the economy of materials and processes, which led him to gain many patents and awards. François Azambourg has collaborated with Cappellini, Hermès, Hermès petit h, Ligne Roset, Cinna, Moustache, CIAV-Meisenthal, AA New Design, l’Atelier d’Exercices, Bernard Chauveau Editions, Domeau & Péres, Domestic, Oxyo, Poltrona Frau, SaintLuc, Serge Mouille Editions and Galerie kreo for whom he designed several lamps that operate without any lampshade and which spread their own glow such as the Baguette, Bouclette and Arc lamps. He is currently teaching his own approach of design at ENSCI-les Ateliers. His work has been displayed in many exhibitions in various locations such as Festhall Francfort, at the Furniture Fair in Milan, at Designer’s Days, Villa Noailles, Palais de Tokyo and the Centre Georges Pompidou. François Azambourg is currently following his work at Villa Kujoyama in Japan.