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 Rick Lee | 15.06
Our former student Rick Lee, fashion designer and university professor, interviewed by Caterina Lunghi.
Carolin Woitke finalist at Mittelmoda
Carolin Woitke finalist at Mittelmoda description.
Daniele Ficarra wins competition for Swarovski
Our former student Daniele Ficarra is one of the winners of Swarovski Foundation Institute contest.
Talk with Defne Koz & Marco Susani | 12.05
Our alumni & winners of the Compasso D’Oro, moderated by Francesca Vargiu from Studio Urquiola.