We met the designer French-colombian Felipe Ribon on our last days in Paris. He is working on a very exciting project that will stimulate our extra sensorial perception.
After studying engineering at the École des Mines in France, Felipe Ribon attended the École nationale supérieure de creation industrielle (ENSCI – Les Ateliers) in Paris, from which he graduated in 2008 as an industrial designer. In 2012, he was a resident of Villa Medicis in Rome (Italy), then, in 2017, Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto (Japan).
In devising new areas for design, Felipe Ribon sidesteps the boundaries set up by Cartesian rationalism, while still remaining faithful to the demands of his discipline. His rejection of conceptual restrictions, his re- questioning of preconceived ideas, and his suspicion of the obvious are key factors in the approach of this young Franco- Colombian artist, nourished by multiculturalism which forces him to readily adopt surprising and unusual viewpoints. He challenges the possibility of using new areas and shedding rules.
In 2008 he won the Public Prize of the Villa Noailles, the “Best of the Best” award at the Red Dot Design Award (Germany), the Grand Prix of Creation of the City of Paris. He won the Audi Talent Award in 2013 and in 2016, his Osmos perfume diffuser, created in duet with silversmith Nicolas Marischaël, received the 16th Liliane Bettencourt Prize.