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Born in 1979, Fabien Petiot is a French designer based in Utrecht (Netherlands) and Paris (France).


In parallel with research and publishing about design and craft production which led him to co-found The Polymathic creative agency in 2019 with Chloé Braunstein-Kriegel, he founded his own studio in 2013 to develop projects at the crossroads of the industrial- and craft fields.


Since 2017, the Mouvements modernes Gallery (Paris) regularly edits and exhibits his creations, in particular during the prestigious international fair PAD Art + Design (Paris & London).

It is his collaborations with stonemasons, ceramists, carpenters, etc. who nourish his works, checking through his travels and meetings, the importance of dialogue and hybridation between know-how. His predilection goes to lights, these 'makers of spaces and stories', but also to textiles and more broadly to furniture. 


His work alternates between experimental projects, public commissions and one-off pieces for renowned interior designers and private collectors. In every project, the ornamental approach is mixed with technological innovation, traditional know-how and a constructive dimension to enhance the specific qualities of a material.



Professional experiences


ENSCI-Les Ateliers (Paris): graduated in Industrial Design



Université Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris): Ph.D. in Art History 


Teacher and guest designer at: 

  • École Camondo (Paris) (2015-2019)

  • Les Compagnons du devoir (Paris) (2014-2020)

  • Les Ateliers du Carrousel (Paris) (2014-2019)

  • IFM (Institut français de la mode) (2014-2016)

  • Académie Charpentier (Paris) (2014-2016)

  • Les Compagnons du devoir / CNAM (2014-2017)

  • Université Paris Est-Marne-la-Vallée, Master « Luxe, Design et Innovation » (2012)

  • Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, Art History Department (2002-2006)



co-founder of The Polymathic with Chloé Braunstein-Kriegel: consulting, publishing and creative studio



Curator and set designer with Isabelle Daëron for the Exhibition « Roues Libres. Petite mécanique des objets animés » (or ‘How reinventing the wheel’), D’Days – Design Festival (Passage de Retz, Paris, 20-25 May 2014)



Studio Fabien Petiot Design



Workshop « Savoir-faire & Modernité » commissioned by the Hermès Foundation for ENSCI-Les Ateliers and IEP Sciences Po students – co-organized with Chloé Braunstein-Kriegel


Collaboration with c-album (Paris) - graphic design agency


PAD Paris (stand Galerie Mouvements modernes)



  • PAD Paris (stand Galerie Mouvements modernes)

  • Collective Exhibition "L'art et la matière" (Paris: Galerie Mouvements modernes)

  • PAD London (stand Galerie Mouvements modernes)

  • Rocalia – Salon de la pierre naturelle (Lyon)



  • PAD Paris

  • PAD London

  • The Salon Art + Design (New York, 2018), stand Galerie Mouvements modernes



  • PAD Paris

  • PAD London

  • Rocalia – Salon de la pierre naturelle (Lyon)



  • Collective exhibition ‘L’Innovation à cœur’ (Paris: Galerie des Ateliers de Paris)

  • Collective exhibition ‘Flaming: The 1st Firewood Crafts International Emerging Artists Group Exhibition & Symposium’ at Tsinghua University (Beijing, 20-24 November 2015) and The Shanghai Art & Design Academy (Shanghai, 12-27 December 2015)



Collective exhibition 'Roues Libres. Petite mécanique des objets animés' (D’Days – Design Festival, Passage de Retz, Paris, 20-25 May 2014)