Sebastian Bergne was born in 1966. He lives and works in London and Bologna. His work is characterised by his approach rather than by a formal signature. There is a pursuit of innovation in his work that comes from a delicate combination of cultural reference, humour, functional revaluation, and a close contact with materials and manufacturing technology. He studied Industrial Design from 1985-8 at the Central School of Art and Design (London) and then at the Royal College of Art (London), graduating in 1990 with distinction. Sebastian Bergne's studio was established in 1990 and has collaborated with many international manufacturing companies on products and furniture for mass production. The work has been widely published, exhibited, included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Design Museum (London) and honoured with numerous international design awards.
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In 1978 Paolo Rizzato, Riccardo Sarfatti and Sandra Severi, who had been together at the Politecnico University in Milan, founded Luceplan, concentrating initially on the design and making of prestige interior lighting. Luceplan specialized in projects for particularly challenging and high quality situations and locations, including numerous historic buildings.
Luceplan continued to forge ahead by insisting on a clear idea of a business in which design is not "styling", that is to say not "added design", but rather the outcome of a continuous and coordinated exchange of different company functions. In the projects which Luceplan puts into production, there is a constant search for artistic simplicity as the solution to complexity.
Luceplan lighting immediately conveys a sense that they are the product of inspired, incessant research. Impervious to the dictates of fashion, these artistic strokes nevertheless reflect contemporary trends and elements. Luceplan is dedicated to promoting experimentation, innovation and technology, improved performance standards, inventiveness and beauty.