Pierre Charpin was classically trained as a fine artist, and this artistic background strongly influences the objects he creates. A simple design vocabulary and elementary forms characterize in his work, as does his desire to create objects that are pleasing to the touch and eye. His creative process always begins with sketching, which is where he experiments with combinations of color and form. Charpin’s pieces have been included in exhibitions around the world and are held in many museum collections. He was elected Designer of the Year 2017 at Maison & Objet. He lives and works in Paris. For HAY, he has created the PC lamp series.