Yves Béhar. Gentleman of the year


A gentleman works hard in his chosen profession, but some manage to change it. Mr Yves Béhar has made such an impact on the world of design that he’s demonstrably changed its direction. Since launching Fuse Project in 1999, the design agency he runs today, Béhar has cut a unique path in the world of industrial design. Unlike Conran, Starck or Dyson before him Yves Béhar has run towards digital design. His work effortlessly moves between digital service design, temporary architecture and product design. His work has taken its place in the New York Museum of Modern Art, Paris’s Centre Pompidou, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where he also serves as artist trustee.

In addition to other accolades handed to him in 2015, Béhar was recently named a Top 25 Visionary by Time, Forbes cited him as the “Most Influential Industrial Designer in the World and he picked up the Design Visionary award at this year’s Design Miami event.

In amongst his range of commercial ventures in 2015, he has been developing his See Better to Learn Better program, to help half a million children in Mexico receive free prescription glasses each year. As well as Spring, which aims to advance entrepreneurial endeavors in Africa that empower young women.

We will leave you to read from his list of achievements below. In the meantime our collective hats are off to you Mr Yves Béhar.

August Smart Lock
Movado smart watch
Canal+ set top box
Hub table, which can be customised via an app.

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