Christophe Guberan is a product designer based in Switzerland and the USA who graduated from ECAL - Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne. He is the 2016 laureate of the prestigious Hublot Design Prize and the recipient of the Leenards Foundation Culture Award 2013. He pushes the boundaries of material interactions, self-assembly, and aesthetics in his creations. Christophe’s products have been showcased at internationally recognized exhibitions and festivals such as Mutations/Créations at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2017, the Milan Furniture Fair and its Salone Satellite in 2012 (Hydro-Fold), 2015 (USM - Rethink the Modular), and 2017 (Rapid Liquid Printing), and a solo show at Design Koishikawa in Tokyo. His objects have been produced by global leading companies (Alessi). His Hydro-Fold project, consisting of self-folding paper printed from a desktop 2D printer, has received wide academic and public attention that resulted in an ongoing collaboration with MIT's Self-Assembly Lab.
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