Born in 1984, Fabien Roy is a swiss designer and architect graduated from University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Fribourg and ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne.
After working more than ten years as an architect, he set up his own studio dedicated to furniture and product design as well as interior architecture.

Originally from and living in the Swiss Jura Mountains, he developed a strong connection with nature. His design look upon societal and environmental matters responsibly. To achieve that goal, his work pushes the boundaries by evolving at the crossroads of interdisciplinary collaborations such art, science, craft and new technologies.

The uniqueness of the studio lies in his expertise in both architecture and product design. By blending crafts and technology, his work proposes truly holistic solutions.

Winner of the Design Prize Switzerland, the James Dyson Award Switzerland and nominated twice for the Swiss Design Awards, his work has been exhibited around the world including Milan Design Week, Art Basel, Dubai Design Week, Dutch Design Week or Maison & Objet Paris.

In 2022, Roy founded RISOU, a project dedicated to the development of wooden furniture made and sourced locally from the region where he is based in Switzerland.


    Selected Exhibitions

    2022    Milan Design Week, Milan, IT
    2022    Art Basel, Swiss Design Awards, Basel, CH
    2022    Sick Architecture, CIVA, Brussels, BE
    2022    World Economic Forum, Davos,CH
    2022    World Expo 2020, Swiss Pavillion, Dubai,UAE
    2021    Salone del Mobile, Milan Design Week, Milan, IT
    2021    Fuorisalone, Milan Design Week, Milan, IT
    2021    Art Basel, Swiss Design Awards, Basel, CH
    2021    Poznan Design Week, Poznan, PL
    2021    Doosung Paper Gallery, Seoul, KR
    2020    Dubai Design Week, Dubai, UAE
    2020    Design Days, Lausanne, CH
    2019    Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL
    2019    Lausanne Jardins, Lausanne, CH
    2019    Maison & Objet, Paris, FR
    2018    Fuorisalone, Milan Design Week, Milan, IT

    Selected Awards

    2022    Swiss Federal Design Awards Nomination
    2021    Design Prize Switzerland
    2021    Swiss Federal Design Awards Nomination
    2021    James Dyson Award Switzerland
    2021    Lost Graduation Show Award at Salone del Mobile
    2021    Index Award Nomination
    2021    ProHelvetia Design Work Grant
    2020    C-IDEA Gold Award
    2020    ProHelvetia Design Work Grant
    2020    BCV x ECAL Prize

    Selected Talks & Lectures

    2022    ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne,
                Enabled by Design, Lausanne, CH

    2021    EPFL / Swiss Federal Institute of Technology,
                Design for Sustainability, Lausanne, CH
    2021    Swiss Embassy Copenhagen,
                Into the Woods, Copenhagen, DK
    2021    ECAL / University of Art and Design Lausanne,
                Open Days, Lausanne, CH

    Selected Press / Publications

    CNN, US
    The Times, UK
    The Guardian, UK
    Dezeen, UK
    Designboom, IT
    Design Milk, US
    Wallpaper, UK
    DesignWanted, IT
    Hochparterre, CH
    RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, CH
    Espaces Contemporains, CH

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