Toan Nguyen’s designs are made to last, because to Nguyen design is a discipline intimately bound with the object. With every project, he pushes frontiers and takes up fresh challenges to open up perspectives for optimization, offering each company the targeted aesthetic or functional resources they require for further development and image building.
Toan Nguyen graduated from ENSCI (Paris) in 1995, and by 2009 he founded his Milan studio, embarking on a series of successful collaborations with several major brands in high-quality industry and fine craftmanship in Europe, North America, and Asia, on furniture, lighting, ceramics, as well as on technological products.
Over many years, he has honed his interest in industrial manufacturing processes during his experiences in Barcelona with Alberto Lievore and in Italy with Antonio Citterio, with whom he has co-signed many lines, for, among others, Axor-Hansgrohe, B&B Italia, Flos, Iittala, Kartell, Technogym, and Vitra. Since 2009, Toan Nguyen’s creations have carried off numerous international prizes: a Red Dot Design Award in 2010 and the Interior Innovation Award in 2011 for the stool/side-table, Bellows, issued by Walter Knoll; a Red Dot Design Award in 2012 for the Antero sanitary line developed by Laufen; the Best of NeoCon Award 2013 for the Lagunitas system by Coalesse; in 2014 the Elle Decoration Russia Award for the Cocoon sofa for Fendi Casa; the ISH Design Plus Award 2015 for the Ino line with Laufen; a Good Design Award in 2015 with Infinito Lounge and Masalla by Studio TK; the Archiproducts Design Award’s First Prize 2016 for Algorithm, a lighting system for Vibia, also awarded in 2017 the Interior Design’s Best of Year Award. In 2018, Algorithm won the Architizer A+Award and the Architectural SSL Product Innovation Award. Again in 2017, the Dual Lounge seating with Studio TK won the Interior Design’s HiP Award, the Interior Design’s Best of Year Award and the Good Design Award whilst in 2018 won the Green Good Design Award. The same year, the tn Storage & Accessories Collection for Teknion won the Interior Design’s HiP award 2018, the Best of NeoCon Silver Award 2018 and the Green Good Design Award in 2019. In 2020, Stilt armchair for District Eight won the Archiproducts Design Awards in the Furniture category.