Martin Szekely was born in 1956 and currently lives and works in Paris. Szekely enjoys rethinking the concept of each object and he has a special talent for working with imposing industrial constraints. His style is characterized by looking for the simplest expression of the object also embracing its functionality. His talent and personality have been recognized widely, and his creations are exhibited in the permanent collections of the world’s major museums as Centre Georges Pompidou and Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, MoMa and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Today my work appears to me as a subtraction from the expressionism of drawing. It is in my relationship to industrial design and its destination to the widest audience that this concept has emerged. My ambition is a thrifty result that cannot even be described as minimalist. A common place. ” Martin Szekely
He is the father of many iconic objects and have worked for many famous brands such as Alaïa, Parrot, Weston, MK2, Heineken, Canal Satellite, Christofle, Dom Pérignon, Hermès, Bernardaud, Legrand, Saint-Louis, E.N.S. European Neurogical Society, Terreal (Saint-Gobain group), Perrier, JC Decaux, Transel (Bouygues-Générale des Eaux group) for EDF, Swarovski, Delvaux only to name a few!
“My wish is to create commons places (…) understandable by all. What interests me is create objects that are not pictures and that invite to the usage. “ Martin Szekely
His works can be found on the following permanent collections: Center Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris; Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Bordeaux; National Fund for Contemporary Art, Paris; MUDAM, Luxembourg; Design Museum, Lisbon; MoMA, New York; Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.