Olivier Gagnère lives and works in Paris. In France, China or Japan, he find the inspiration of his great expertise in the high tradition of craftsmanship. Playing materials and forms with virtuosity and refinement, he creates objects and environments in a magical and sober modernity that delight our everydays lives.His works are well known to the public.
In the early 1980s, he worked with Ettore Sottsass and made several pieces with the Memphis group in Italy. In 1992, he started his long collaboration with Bernardaud porcelain through which he designs year collections, which still face a huge success worldwide. He directed the decoration of a tea room with terrace Rue Royale in Paris and the famous “Café Marly” at the Louvre Museum in Paris. In 1996, the Cristal St-Louis invited him to create a collection of stemware, lighting and vases.
His works are included in the collections of major museums, MOMA in New York, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the National Center of Art and Culture Georges Pompidou, FNAC (Fond National d’Art Contemporain) The Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, Indianapolis Design Museum.
He works through exhibitions, with the most renowned galleries as Kréo, Néotu, Modern Movement, Maeght.
In 2006, his works are presented at the Museum of Modern Art in Beijing and Shanghai, and he directed the renovation of the hotel Marignan in Paris.
In 2007, he introduced during Designer’s Days, his collection “Mikado” to Veronese, he participated in the exhibition “Stools” at Galerie Kréo and signs a table knife to the Forge de Laguiole, a collection of art Guy Degrenne the table and taps and bathtubs Delepine.
In 2008, the restaurant chef Pierre Gagnaire opened, in Seoul, Korea: more than 1000m2 decorated by Olivier Gagnère. On this occasion, it creates new chandeliers and sconces for Veronese and Bernardaud, furniture for Limited Edition.
In 2009, he participated in the exhibition “Design 80” to the gallery Cat-Berro, in support of the renovation of the restaurant for the Vistamar Hotel Hermitage in Monaco. He renovated the decoration of restaurants “V” and “Stay” in Crans Montana Chief Alléno and makes a particular house in New York City.