Mathieu Lehanneur, French designer known for his original designs inspired by science, is the laureate of the Belgrade Grand Prix for Design 2012, awarded at the seventh Belgrade Design Week which recently ended.
During the third day of the creative conference „FREEDOM SQUARED“ Lehanneur presented his original designs such as air cleaning system which uses plants, called Andrea, for which he won best invention award (USA) in 2008. He also presented a collection of ceramic bowls named „L’âge du monde“ („Age of the World“) based on mathematical calculations between the young and the aging population.
He collaborated with numerous world famous brands: Biotherm, Cartier, Harvard University, Hennessy, Nestlé, Nike, Poltrona Frau, Veuve Cliquot, Yohji Yamamoto… Centre Pompidou, for which he designed two spaces, or the church in Melle, in western France, commissioned him because of his unique ability to elaborate certain context and create a symbolic and functional architecture project.
His designs are a part of permanent exhibitions in these museums: MoMA in New York, MoMA SF, Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), Centre Pompidou (Paris), FRAC-Le Plateau (Paris), Design Museum (Gent), Museum of Decorative Arts (Berlin).