Christophe De La Fontaine
Designer | Luxembourg and Germany
Christophe de la Fontaine (born 1976) graduated from the Lycee des Arts et Metiers as a sculptor. From 1996 to 2002 he studied industrial design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. He interned for “Therefore - Product Design Consultant” in London and the Piero Lissoni Office in Milan. During this period he also did a collaboration with Stefan Diez which got him the Design Report Award in 2002. From 2003 until 2009 Christophe lead the Patrizia Urquiola Design Department. Besides this he worked independently and participated in numerous art and design exhibitions. In 2010 he opened his own design studio based in Milan, which in 2012 led to the founding of the label Dante - Goods and Bads with his partner and wife, German contemporary artist Aylin Langreuter.
According to the Rosenthal website, Christophe is their most award-winning designer. His work was honoured with the German Design Award 2013, the Jury IF Award 2013, IF Gold Award for ‘Format’ Rosenthal studio-line, Hannover in 2012 and the Good Design Award for ‘Format’ Rosenthal studio-line, Chicago in 2011, to name a few. His work is acknowledged by Luxembourg royalty.