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.
Domus Academy semi-finalists of The Mark Challenge 2019
Domus Academy semi-finalists of The Mark Challenge 2019 description.
Domus Academy former student wins a Gold Award
Defne Koz, Domus Academy Master in Product Design former student, wins the Gold Award at German Design Award 2019
Domus Academy alumnus finalist at Loewe Foundation Craft Prize
Chen Min, Master in Product Design 2008 alumnus among the finalists of Loewe Foundation Craft Prize
Cora Bellotto @ “The Next Green Talents” exhibition
Cora Bellotto, Master in Fashion Design alumna, selected for “The Next Green Talents” exhibition