(picture: Geometry jewellery for MiniMasterpiece gallery, currently exhibited at the Grand Palais for the ArtParis Art Fair 2015 – Courtesy Esther de Beaucé)
Very sad news: French designer Cédric Ragot passed away earlier this week. Born in 1973, he was one of the most talented and coveted designers of his generation, developping his own vision, « a transversal approach to industrial design and creativity in the broadest sense. »
His designs for such brands as Paco Rabanne Parfums, Cappellini, Rosenthal, Veuve Clicquot, Panasonic, Krups, LaCie and Häagen-Dazs, to name just a few, received quite a number of acolades: a Good Design Award for his famous « Fast vase » with Rosenthal in 2007 (picture below), a Wallpaper* Design Award for his « Majordome » pedestal tables with Roche Bobois in 2008, two Red Dot Design Awards, for his LaCie Flat Cables in 2009 and the Krups 3Mix 5000 Mixer, an emblematic product for the brand in 2012. In 2014, he also received the Best Design FiFi Award for the design of the bottle of perfume Invictus by Paco Rabanne.
His creations were selected by the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain and are on view in Paris, Hanover, Vienna, New York and Milan.