Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2014

Nicolas le Moigne’s designs are a celebration of juxtaposition. They show an understanding of, and capacity for, complexity and contrast: seemingly fragile yet resilient, at once artisanal yet also industrial, assuredly sophisticated yet without guile. Like a master swordsman he parries and ripostes between opposing materials, forms and conventions to produce designs that are rigorous and balanced.

This equanimity has brought the Swiss designer, and now also Head of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship at ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, to the attention of both manufacturers and design galleries alike. Working between industrial companies such as Eternit, Serralunga or Atelier Pfister and galleries in London (Gallery Libby Sellers), Paris (Galerie NextLevel), Berlin (Helmrinderknecht Contemporary Design), Brussels (Fine Art Silver) or Mexico (Ediciones Jalapa), le Moigne’s dexterous approach is an elegant counterpoint to the chaos of a supersaturated design culture.

During the 10 year history of Normann Copenhagen, we have learned that passion for design and architecture is strongly connected to people and not places. Coming from a part of the world where DESIGN is almost part of your DNA and every household has a selection of Design Classics, does not guarantee that passion is found.   When coming to Belgrade for the BDW 2009 we found a dedication and passion at the highest level. We can only be jealous that such events, created with passion and real interest to push the viewers and visitors to the next level are not more commonly found in Denmark. That again is a tribute to the great efforts found behind BDW and we hope to be part of your events in the years to come.