Matali Crasset is a French industrial designer. In the Nineties, she worked as an apprentice for two outstanding masters of design: Philippe Starck in France and Denis Santachiara in Italy.
In 1998, in the Paris quarter of Belleville, she set up her company: Matali Crasset Productions.
Matali Crasset creates her designs by observing the world with constantly new eyes, calling into question pre-established codes in order to surpass them.
Her continuing research prompts her to cooperate in many different directions – with private individuals seeking a new home context, large industrial concerns wishing to innovate, hotels in search of a new concept (including the multimedia Hi Matic of Paris and the spectacular Dar Hi in Tunisia), and museums wanting a face lift (SM’s at s’Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands).
Her proposals are not restricted to improving what already exists. They formulate new logics that rotate around modularity and interlinking concepts.
2006 Creative Prize of the year – Paris Furniture Show
2004 International interior designer of the year – British Interior Design Award
2003 “Nombre dOr” Prize – Paris Furniture Show
“Belgique Building Ward” – Brussels
Design + Au Salon ISH – Frankfurt
2002 Baden-Wurttemberg International Design Award
2000 Etoile de l’Observeur du design – Paris
1999 Grand Prix de La presse internationale de la critique du Moble Contemporain – Paris
1996 Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris
1993 New materials competition – Paris
1991 First prize of the Louis Vuitton competition – Paris