Martine Bedin is a designer born in Bordeaux in 1957.
She works in diverse materials such as marble, wood, metal and ceramic.
Bedin was one of the founders of the avant-garde Memphis group in Milano in 1981.
In addition, she has worked as an architect, industrial designer and professor.
Her work is held in many important museum and private collections.


1978
Studied architecture in Florence, Italy

1979.
Built La casa decorata for the Milan Triennale and began her research into new images of function.

1980
Met Ettore Sottsass.

1981
Joined a group of designers, who, around Sottsass, founded Memphis in Milan.

1982
Settled in Milan and Paris, where she taught design From then on, teaching design has become a permanent part of her professional activity. Martine Bedin first designed for industry, then worked on architectural projects and advised companies on their artistic image. After a long period of reflection on her role to play in the modern world, she finally decided to concentrate on designing unique pieces of furniture.

1993
Was named chevalier de líordre des arts et des lettres by the French Minister of Culture and the Francophonie built her first prototype house.
Exhibit of Les quatre maisons, an exclusive work in the large nave of the CAPC in Bordeaux.

2000
Created the association, Les escarpolettes réinventées; produced the exhibition Un jeu díenfants, which travelled throughout Europe for over a year.

2002
Create the « Observatoire de l'Objet » a new International research University.

2006
shows at Pierre Marie Giraud Gallery, Brussels.