Patrick NAGGAR

Born in Egypt, raised in France, Patrick Élie Naggar lives between Paris and New York, he is an architect graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and a designer. Cosmopolitan, he discovers very early on, the universe of classical antiquity. Ancient cultures, the study of myths and symbols, the trace of History are sources of inspiration. This research does not distract him from modernity: renewing forms, giving nobility to materials borrowed from industry, creating unexpected connections, «speaking with two voices» as Michel Serres used to say, making art and science dialogue, such is his ambition. He designed projects between the United States, London, the Bahamas, Greece, France and Switzerland. In France and the United States, Patrick Élie Naggar creates furniture collections for Ecart, Neotu, Tectona, Alexandre Biaggi, Veronese, Arc International and Ralph Pucci. He is also present in the collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), Friends of the Musée National d’Art Moderne (Paris), the Museo do Design e da Moda (Lisbon), the Mobilier National (Paris), the Brooklyn Museum and the Jacksonville Museum in the United States. Patrick Naggar was the winner of the Special Jury Prize awarded by the Centre du luxe et de la Création and the «House & Garden» Design Prize.