l: yves béhar
r: awbone wireless headset with noise cancellation for aliph, 2004
was born in 1967 in lausanne and grew up in switzerland
(german motherand turkish father).
he studied industrial design in europe and the US, and holds a
B.S. of industrial design from the art center college of design in
pasadena, california. from 1992 he worked three years at design firm
lunar and three before that at frog design in silicon valley,
developing product identities with clients such as apple computers,
hewlett packard and silicon graphics.
in 1999 in he founded the design studio ’fuseproject’.
recent clients include birkenstock, herman miller, swarovski, MINI,
nike, toshiba, hussein chalayan and hewlett packard.
his designs have been recognised with numerous
awards, such as the chicago athenaeum good design award in 2004
as well as the IDEA/business week gold excellence award in 2003,
just to name a few. currently the san francisco MoMA exhibits a
solo show of béhar’s diverse work, a ‘futurespective’ which spans
products, fashion, graphics, packaging, environments, and strategy.
see more on
designboom interviewed yves béhar
on june 20, 2005.
read the article here
db: does your approach to designing change with each
project - or do you approach each client with the same
designers can fight any battle with one methodology or point of view;
scale, functionality, technology, and manufacturing processes can
all be adapted to different projects.
the only basic philosophy is that our approach has to be relevant,
and our methodology is about building contents and ideas,
designing from the inside out, rather than applying a style or
visual signature to everything we touch.
rather than selling a specific idea of what beauty is or is not,
products will be more personal, customized and unique.