Sam Baron

Paris, France

Born in France in 1976, designer Sam Baron earned his undergraduate degree in design from the École des Beaux Arts of Saint Etienne and his post-graduate degree from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Baron’s portfolio includes furniture, accessories, graphics, and interior and exhibition design. His projects are consistently marked by reinterpretations of traditional construction methods, which call into question the utility of contemporary material production. As an independent designer and consultant, he’s worked with prestigious clients across the globe, including Louis Vuitton, L’Oreal, and Ligne Roset. Since 2006, Baron has worked as director of the design department at Fabrica, Benetton’s communication research center.

His work has earned multiple awards: In 2007, Baron won the design category award of the Grand Prix de la Création de La Ville de Paris, and he received Elle Décor France’s Art de la Table award in 2009. In 2010, during the Maison & Objet fair, he was chosen by Philippe Starck as one of the ten important designers of the next decade. In 2011, he received the Silver Cube from the Art Directors Club of New York.

Baron lives and works between Lisbon, Paris, and Treviso, Italy.