Combining craft and advanced technologies to redefine the codes of American outdoor furniture while drawing from its root.
Graduating from the ENSCI (Paris) in 1995, Toan Nguyen pursued his training in Barcelona with Alberto Lievore. A couple of years after moving to Milan in 1996, he collaborated with Antonio Citterio for a decade. As Head of the Design Department and Partner, he co-signed numerous collections for leading design companies worldwide. In 2009 he founded his own studio in Milan, subsequently embarking on a series of successful collaborations with several major brands in high-quality industry and fine craftmanship in Europe, North America, and Asia, on furniture, lighting, ceramics, as well as on technological products. For Toan Nguyen design is a discipline intimately bound up with the object, in the traditional sense of the term. Priority is given to physical relationships with users. Displaying an immediate sense of meaningful utilization, precedence is accorded to intelligible forms and optimized manufacturing processes, without, however, ever neglecting the sensuality of materials and the emotional impact of the object. Toan Nguyen's creative individuality has been acknowledged by flagship contemporary design brands such as Dedon, Laufen, Bugatti Home, Fendi Casa, Coalesse, Teknion, Studio TK, District Eight, Vibia, Viccarbe, Walter Knoll, Lema, Busnelli, Wendelbo, RH, among others, a substantial number of whose creations have been awarded prestigious international prizes.