“He combines both East and West culture by developing and creating products inspired by his surroundings”.
He teaches product and industrial design at the “China Academy of Art” in Hangzhou and to the master degree at the “Design School of Nantes” in Shanghai.
Jean-Philippe Bonzon is a Swiss designer. He studied in Switzerland, where he obtained his degree in Product and Industrial Design at "éc a l" the École Cantonal d'Art de Lausanne (University of Art and design in Lausanne) in 2007. One year later, he won the prestigious Swiss Design Award Prize. After some work experience in New York, he moved to Shanghai in 2009. He worked and collaborated with severals architectural firms such as Neri&Hu, Line-House, Norm.Architects and open his own practice in 2014.
During the past years, he has exhibited his various works in New York (ICFF - Vitra’s Store), Cologne (IMM Köln Messe), Lausanne (MUDAC - Contemporary Art and Design Museum), in Milan ( Salone del Mobile - Milano Furniture Fair) and other places... It was with the project Staple Shelf, that he obtained a Swiss Design Award and exhibited his work in Zurich (Bellerive Design Museum) Switzerland in 2008.
"Jean-Philippe Bonzon has created a wide range of products, including his boot removal device (Tir Botte), a hair clip with bristles or the lamps made of cable binders. His objects stand out because of the choice and use of materials as well as his functional solutions with their tongue-in-cheek humor."
The Federal Office of Culture
From there Jean-Philippe Bonzon works and meet a lot of designer, architects, influent in the contemporary creativity field. He works at the Chinese firm Neri&Hu in Shanghai, where he could develop works with different brands like Jia Inc, Parachilna, Gandia Blasco, Moooi, Camper, Stellar Works, De La Espada …
His design range includes homeware, accessories, furniture, lighting, interior design and scenography.