Martine Bedin (Bordeaux, 1957) joined the “radical design” movement in Florence, Italy in 1978. Architect and designer in 1981, she participated in the foundation of the Memphis group in Milan. After this experience she lived in Italy for more than 30 years.
She has been a consultant for brands such as Louis Vuitton and Loewe; since 1981 she has taught at numerous universities of design, architecture and art. She founded the European Obser-vatory of the Object in 2001. Since the beginning of the 2000s she has drawn unique furniture pieces only in a limited series and her objects are part of the collections of numerous museums like MoMA New York, Victoria & Albert Museum London, Centre Pompidou Paris and others.
She lives in Paris, where she is active member of the commission of Art Professions. She was awarded the title of Knight of Arts and Letters.