Born in 1971 in Sion, Switzerland, Philippe Bestenheider earned a degree in architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He has worked for architecture studios in Switzerland and the United States. In 2000, he received his Master in Industrial Design degree from Domus Academy in Milan.
From 2001 to 2006, he served as senior designer in Patricia Urquiola’s office in Milan. In 2006 he was invited to take part in the Promosedia International Chair Exhibition. In 2007, he opened his own studio, working between Switzerland and Milan.
In June 2010 Philippe received the Italian national award for innovation, Premio dei Premi, for the Nanook chair, which he designed for Moroso. He is currently designing for Moroso, de Sede, Pallucco, Fratelli Boffi, Varaschin, Frag and Nilufar Gallery.
Online Talk with Chiara Diana | 13.10
Our former student & Chief Design Officer at frog, interviewed by Silvio Cioni.
Preejarumon Kaewmanee finalist at Global Design Graduate Show 2021
Congratulations to our former student Preejarumon Kaewmanee, finalist at Artsthread Global Design Graduate Show 2021 in collaboration with GUCCI.
Online Talk with Ahana Das Sharma | 29.09
Our former student & Senior Consultant at Increff, interviewed by Caterina Lunghi.
Online Talk with Rick Lee | 15.06
Our former student Rick Lee, fashion designer and university professor, interviewed by Caterina Lunghi.