Philippe Casens was born in Metz (France) in 1961 and graduated in Interior Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in 1986 with a Master in Product Design at Domus Academy in 1994.
He has been collaborating with Domus Academy since 1995: in 2005, for the Domus Academy Research Center, he coordinated the Hyundai and Kia training course and in 2008 the Master in Car Design with Audi, under the direction of Marco Bonetto and Gino Finizio. He co-directed the EDIV (Ecole de Design Intérieur Véhicules) Master Course in Mulhouse (France) and in 2011 he directed the course of Master in Car and Transportation Design in Domus Academy.
Through collaborations with significant Italian designers and architects (such as Andrea Branzi, Clino Trini Castelli, Isao Hosoe, Pierluigi Cerri), he developed different projects, approaches and methodologies within the field of transportation – with Alstom, Lamborghini, Fiat Advanced design, Italdesign, Ntv, Poltrona Frau – and industrial design – with Alessi, Arflex, bTicino, Ceccato, Desalto, Domodinamica, iGuzzini, Legrand, Muvis, Philips, Teuco, Zanotta, Palazzoli for which he has been awarded, in collaboration with Isao Hosoe, in Italy (mention for Compasso d’oro – ADI) and abroad (Good design – Chicago Athenaeum) in 2006.
“Domus Academy has been very important in my professional life; I attended Domus Academy and I knew there most of the people I was supposed to work later with. After a working experience with Andrea Branzi I decided to join the Master course in 1994 and immediately started to work.”
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