François Azambourg explores the expressive potential of materials manufacturing and shaping processes, whether they are industrial, artisanal, innovative or traditional. He engages his practice in research situations and dedicates his work to the alliance of techniques and art, specific to applied arts, with a constant concern for economy of means.
François Azambourg is represented by the kreo Gallery, collaborates with Cappellini, Ligne Roset, Hermès and Petit h, Louis Vuitton, Poltrona Frau, Moustache, Toulemonde Bochart, Chevalier Édition, the CIAV, the Atelier d’exercices…
While his production focuses mainly on the creation of furniture and lighting, he also composes scenography, theatre sets, urban and interior layouts for municipalities, hotels and individuals. Winner of the Villa Kujoyama in 2015, the Grand Prix du Design de Paris in 2004, the Villa Médicis hors les Murs in 2003, the Prix de la Vocation de la Fondation Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet in 1993, the Fondation de France in 1988 and of the concours du Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 1985, François Azambourg is supported by the VIA thanks to five calls for projects, a Carte Blanche in 2005 and numerous labels. Several of his creations have integrated the collections of the FRAC, the CNAP, the Centre Pompidou and the Musée des Arts décoratifs de Paris.