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Michaël BIHAIN

Contact : rue Nothomb, 53 1040 Bruxelles - Belgique

Ph. +32(0)472 707 202

info@bihain.com
www.bihain.com
 
environmental designer, interior architect, teacher

Michaël Bihain studied interior design at the Institute Saint-Luc in Liège and at Hull University in England, having previously trained as a butcher and as a carpenter.

Michaël Bihain works with companies and distributors in France and Belgium, on the development of furniture, jewellery and accessories. He is also the founder of the BIHAINprod studio in London, which is centred on the design of one-off creations for private customers. Michaël Bihain has also produced multiples of certain designs, such as Oyon, the first mural fruit holder.

He has been awarded the “Aide à la creation et innovation” prize for the development of computer furniture, was commissioned to design the furniture of the British Council in Paris and currently teaches furniture at Saint-Luc. His works are regularly displayed at exhibitions in Paris, Milan, Montréal and Seoul.

In the world of Michaël Bihain, you may see dancing shelves (Let’s dance), fruit becoming a part of our walls (Oyon) or a chair that you would never sit on (Paradise chair). Michaël’s unique daring designs represent the vanishing point where news, lifestyle and conventional memory converge and overlap.

They are the culmination of his desire to design free furniture for free people.


EXHIBITIONS

2006
Biennale International Design 2006, Saint-Étienne
Design made 2006, Séoul
Design & Shop, Saint-Étienne
100% Design, Londres
Addict lab shop, Hasselt
Expo Couleur, Liège
Maison & objet, Now design, Paris
Salon Satellite, Foire du meuble de Milan
Passagen, Cologne

2005
Maison & objet, now design, Paris
Designbrussels, Bruxelles
Bel appétit, Liège
SIDIM, Montréal
Salon Satellite, Foire du meuble de Milan
SFEER, Gand
Salon du Meuble de Paris

2004/2005
Z33, ‘living in motion’, Hasselt

2004
Salon du meuble de Bruxelles ‘SQUARE’, Bruxelles
Design 2004, Liège
Design for Europe, Courtray
Exposition des lauréats du Prix ‘Jeunes Artistes‘, Bruxelles
Fuorisalone, Foire de Milan
Parcours artiste, Bruxelles
Salon du Meuble de Paris

2003
100% Design, Londres

2002
‘Gros plan sur le design belge’, Jodoigne
Salon Bois et Habitat
Exposition ‘A table’, design en Wallonie

1998/2000
Participation à la biennale de Courtrai
‘Jeunes créateurs’, S.P.I.+, Liège

1999/2000/2001
Maison des métiers d’arts de liège


AWARDS

- Acquisition des portes fruit COCOFRUIT & OYON par le Design Muséum de Séoul - 2005
- Coup de coeur ‘Magazine Gaëlle Maison’ - 2004
- lauréat du concours ‘Aide à la création et innovation de franche comté’ - 2000
- Prix du 3éme menuisier de Belgique, 1993


BIBLIOGRAPHY

The young European Designer Book - 2005


purse baG
© Bihain

fruit basket Cocofruit
© Bihain

building Dub'Eye
© Anthony Graci, Xavier Delory

coffee table Iris
© Pierre-François Gérard

shelf Libri
© Mikael Strinnhed

mirror Magpie
© Anthony Graci

chair Mosquito
© Pierre-François Gérard

outdoor indoor seat Ondine
© Pierre-François Gérard

fruit holders wall Oyon
© Bihain

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