Mathieu Lehanneur is to date the only designer to have created his experimentation turf by drawing from the fields of cognitive, mathematical and biological sciences to gain forms and functionalities in stark contrast to ‘classical’ design: an air purifier using plants; ergonomic medicine; a children’s workshop at the Centre Pompidou; an ideal bedroom for insomniacs or an executive office in the shape of a brain gym…
A unique approach which makes him a designer acclaimed for his ability to overcome the problems encompassed in design and structure and propose new scenarios.
This first monograph is a collection of more than ten years work through exclusive images and intervention from prestigious contributors. Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Paola Antonelli (MoMA) and Ross Lovegrove decipher the approach of a designer who is extraordinary but radically in his time, and they allow an appropriation of the object and its subject through the reader by means of words, drawings or photographs.
“Mathieu Lehanneur” by Gestalten. European publication: February 2012. Worldwide publication: March 2012. Title: Mathieu Lehanneur. Editors: Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann. Preface by: Ross Lovegrove. Introduction by: Paola Antonelli. Project texts by: Cécile Fricker – Lehanneur. A conversation with: Hans Ulrich Obrist. Format: 24 x 28 cm. Features: 192 pages in colour, hardback. Language: English. ISBN: 978-3-89955-395-6. Retail price: €39.90.