Jean-Louis FRÉCHIN

Architect, Designer, Founder of NoDesign

Jean-Louis FRÉCHIN

In 2001 Jean-Louis Fréchin founded NoDesign, an award-winning digital and innovative design studio specialising in creation, innovation and strategic thinking in industrial and cultural projects. A trained architect and design graduate of the ENSCI-Les Ateliers, he is recognized as a front-runner in design. He is a consultant and project leader for firms in new fields: innovation through design, advanced technologies, innovation strategy. For him design is a state, a prism for understanding and questioning the world, which means new challenges, new territories, attempting to enlarge the ‘scope of what is possible’ and ‘desirable’, without losing the basic values of design which are meaning, simplicity, emotion, and above all human endeavour. Founder, researcher and head of the Atelier de Design Numérique, and Deputy Head of Prospection and Innovation at the ENSCI / les Ateliers de Paris between 1998 and 2017, he was decorated « Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite » by the French Republic for his commitment to Design and his teaching on Digital Design.

Session Title: Together to endorse innovation

Contemporary creation combines a structural triangle between design, science and technology, bringing together the decisive factors for an environment that encourages, intensifies and combines the connections between industry sectors, academic transmission and design research, in order to obtain the application of knowledge to innovate products and / or processes, highlighting the status of a culture of innovation through the contribution of the design approach.