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100 Top Product Designer: Damien Gernay

Born in Paris, Damien Gernay is known as one of the best product designers in the world. Between 1994 and 1998, he studied design at Ecole Supérieure des Arts (ESA) Saint-Luc Tournai in Belgium. After this, he worked on scenography design projects for contemporary dance and theatre clients in Belgium. If you are looking to discover more about this top product designer, One Hundred Edition presents to you some of his most unique design pieces!


“I love to explore the possibilities of materials by using different techniques, so rather than drawing a sketch I’ll start experimenting with the material itself. I learned that new ideas often arise from failures in previous projects.”

Damien Gernay


Beam Table


Froissé Table


Froissé Wall Cabinet

“My work is driven by the desire to challenge boundaries between art and design. My pieces often reflect a reverence to nature and the enigmatic, focussing on materiality, texture, and ambiguity.”

Damien Gernay


See also: 100 Top Product Designer: Jasper Morrison




Large Textured Coffee Table

His creative work is highly experimental, driven by his desire to challenge borders between art and design. To date, his practice spans furniture, lighting, and accessories. His craftsmanship pieces often reflect a reverence for nature and the mysterious.


Mer Noire Pedestal Table


Mer Noire Coffee Table

Building each piece unique with its own history, complexities, and intimate paradoxes, the top product designer combines control with spontaneity, mixing the smooth with the rough.


Ocean Sunset


Textured Sideboard


Veiled Lady

As one of the best product designers in the planet, Damien Gernay exhibits his modern pieces at furniture and design fairs such PAD London & Paris, ICFF in New York, Milan Design Week, and institutions such as Triennale de Milano in Milan, Design museum in Ghent and Bozar in Brussels.


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