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Toan Nguyen

A keen sense of the trends and developments in society and the environment is a characteristic feature of the designer Toan Nguyen. With his design studio, the Toan Nguyen Studio, he designs products that give the contemporary a timeless shape.Toan Nguyen was born in Paris in 1969 and graduated as an industrial designer at the ENSI-Les Ateliers in Paris in 1995. Nguyen gained experience in his work for various design studios in Paris, Barcelona and finally in Milan where he founded his own studio in 2008 after 10 years of collaboration with Antonio Citterio signing products for brands such as Hansgrohe Axor, B&B Italia, Flos, Fusital, Guzzini, Iittala, Kartell, Technogym and Vitra. The multidisciplinary Toan Nguyen studio specialises in design development within various product sectors, from furniture to technology products. The partners of the design studio are leading companies from Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the USA, including Dedon, Fendi Casa, Lema, Moroso, Urmet Group, Viccarbe, Walter Knoll and Laufen. Together with Laufen, Toan Nguyen has developed the innovative, water-saving urinal Antero and the urinal divider Cinto. Antero was awarded the red dot award 2012. In 2014 he explored the design possibilities of Laufens' revolutionary SaphirKeramik by creating a study of a washbasin within the SaphirKeramik project. This resulted in the spectacular bathroom collection Ino in 2015. Toan Nguyen: "Being able to work with a new material was an opportunity that rarely presents itself. The new ceramic has a high density and hardness, yet is very fine, allowing very precise lines. It is as hygienic as traditional ceramics, goes through the same manufacturing process - casting, glazing and firing - and is also a modern and high performance material."

  • Clubovka 22/10/2015, Praha
  • Guest Toan Nguyen
  • Studio Toan Nguyen Studio
  • City Milano
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