• About •
Jean-Philippe Bonzon is a Swiss designer based between Lausanne and
Shanghai. He is developing his own brand call JPBD based on a simple aesthetic
and focused on functionalities for products, accessories, and furniture. He
received many rewards including the Swiss Design Awards.
JPBDesign Studio is founded by Jean-Philippe Bonzon. Inspired by his surrounding he is developing products and furniture using what China is offering to him. Focusing, working, and developing his own brand JPBD by creating more products and exploring different materiality. He also developed some furniture for several brands with MatzForm, EndlessForm® (Zhang Zhoujie designer brand), Mobilab Gallery and Avarte.
Jean-Philippe Bonzon studied in Switzerland, where he obtained his degree in Product and Industrial Design from the École Cantonal d'Art de Lausanne (écal) in 2007. One year later, he won the prestigious Swiss Design Awards. After some work experience in New York, he moved to Shanghai in 2009. He worked and collaborated with several architectural firms such as Neri&Hu, Line-House, Norm.Architects and opened his own practice in 2014. In 2018 he was selected for the Swiss Design Awards and exhibit his work at Art Basel Messe in Switzerland.
During the past years, he exhibited his various works in New York (ICFF - Vitra’s Store), Cologne (IMM Köln Messe), Lausanne (MUDAC - Contemporary Art and Design Museum), Zurich (Bellerive Design Museum), Milano (Salone del Mobile - Milano Furniture Fair), in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Gangzhou and other places... more info in the news page.
He also teaches design at the
China Academy of Art
in Hangzhou, at the
Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique Shanghai
Shanghai Tongji University
Find me on social media with @jpbonzon.
"Jean-Philippe Bonzon has created a wide range of products, including his boot removal device (Tir Botte), a hair clip with bristles or the lamps made of cable binders. His objects stand out because of the choice and use of materials as well as his functional solutions with their tongue-in-cheek humor."
The Swiss Federal Office of Culture