Felipe Ribon (Colombia, 1981) studied engineering at the École des Mines in Nantes, before attending the École nationale supérieure de creation industrielle (ENSCI – Les Ateliers) in Paris, from which he graduated in 2008.
In devising new areas for design, Felipe Ribon side- steps the boundaries set up by Cartesian rationalism, while still remaining faithful to the demands of his discipline. His rejection of conceptual restrictions, his questioning of preconceived ideas, and his suspicion of the obvious are key factors in the approach of this young Franco-Colombian artist-designer, nourished by a multiculturalism which forces him to readily adopt surprising and unusual viewpoints. He embraces working in new areas and enjoys breaking rules.
Together with the goldsmith Nicolas Marischaël, Felipe Ribon won the 2015 Prix de Liliane Bettencourt pour l’Intelligence de la Main for their work Osmos.