Robin Bourgeois

Industrial designer, furniture designer

November-December 2021

portrait of Robin Bourgeois

Noémie Pilo

  • Craft & Design
  • Cities
  • New York
“I am drawn to everyday objects, those that we do not pay attention to but end up choosing for support in our daily lives.”

During my studies, I was lucky enough to train with the agency Unfold Design Studio, in Antwerp, alongside US designer Shane Schneck, founder of the Office for Design agency in Stockholm.


I am drawn to everyday objects, those that we do not pay attention to but end up choosing for support in our daily lives. I take an interest in artifacts of the past. Their uses and forms, which are sometimes obsolete, inspire me. Why make a clean break with the past when humans have been designing objects for millennia? The challenge is not so much to dig up forgotten forms as to reuse them in a contemporary setting.


Robin Bourgeois graduated from École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, in 2020. He designs unassuming objects that blend into daily life naturally and lastingly. Through his creations and exhibitions, he has developed a formal, economical language that promotes craftsmanship and celebrates materials. In 2021, he won the first prize in the Cinna/Ligne Roset révélateur de talents design competition.

The Bettencourt Schueller Foundation is supporting Robin Bourgeois's residency, as sponsors of 'Design and Craft' Villa Albertine residencies.



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Bettencourt Schueller Foundation

As a family foundation and a public-interest foundation at the same time, the Fondation Bettencourt Schueller has chosen to “take talents to the top” to contribute to France’s success and influence. To this end, the Foundation seeks, selects, supports and promotes women and men who are rethinking our future in three fields that make a tangible difference to the common good: life sciences, the arts and an inclusive society. The Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation and Villa Albertine have committed to a bold five-year plan to promote French artists and designers in the United States, while helping new residents travel to French villas all over the world. The Foundation is a founding patron of this residency program, which aligns with the philanthropic mission it has promoted for the past 20 years in support of artistic professions.

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École des Arts Décoratifs

A wellspring of intellectual, creative and artistic development for over 250 years, the École des Arts Décoratifs aims to prove a new generation of artists, designers and creators with the tools they need to transform tomorrow's world. Every year, the École des Arts Décoratifs trains over 800 students in 10 departments : Art, Interior Architecture, Animation, Graphic Design, Product Design, Textile and Texture Design, Fashion Design, Printed Image, Photography/Video and Stage Design.


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Industry City + WantedDesign International Residency

WantedDesign is a platform dedicated to promoting design and fostering the international creative community at large. Founded in New York City in 2011 by Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, WantedDesign has established itself as a constant and staunch supporter of both American and international design through events, conversations, and international partnerships.  

Industry City + WantedDesign International Residency


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