Sam Baron


Born in France in 1976, Sam Baron began his design career in 1997 working in several design and architecture offices. In 2001 he received his post-graduation degree in Design at the Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Arts Decoratifs de Paris and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Saint Etienne. In 2003 and 2004 he is invited by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to represent French Design at the Tokyo Designers Block, winning the Prize for Best Installation with the exhibition "Rendez-Vous". Thanks to the support of Villa Medicis Hors Les Murs and of the "Programme a La Carte" of AFAA (Association Francaise d'Action Artistique), he has developed the projects Fragil '04 and L collection, working with the Vista Alegre/Atlantis group in Portugal. In 2003 he is selected to be part of the design department of Fabrica, the Benetton group communication research center, where he worked for one year. His plates ceramic collection "Design slices" was presented at the Cooper Hewitt museum in New York and is sold worldwide by Bosa. His projects have been exhibited in several international design events and fairs, such as Maison et Objets, Salon du Meuble in Paris, Salone del Mobile in Milan, International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NY, Tokyo Designers Block, Biennale de Saint Etienne and Frankfurt Design Fair. Among his clients : Louis Vuitton, L'Oreal group, Secondome, Bosa, Casamania, De Beers, Vista Alegre /Atlantis Portugal and Baccarat. He is the winner of the "2007 Grand Prix de la Creation de La Ville de Paris" (design section), the "2009 Art de la table Award" launched by Elle Decor France and the "Createur de l'Annee 2010" promoted by Maison et Objets. Sam Baron currently lives and works between France, Portugal and Italy where he directs Fabrica design.