Michel Charlot (1984) is a Swiss industrial designer. After graduating from the Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL), he worked for Jasper Morrison LTD in Paris, London and Tokyo.
In 2011 he set up his own studio in Basel, Switzerland, and started developing products for companies such as NAVA Design, Eternit, Camper and Belux. As a hands-on designer who likes to work on improving existing everyday objects, Charlot conceives of new products while in the production process. U-TURN (2012), his latest product family of lights for Belux, is based on an ingenious construction principle that allows the user to physically interact with light.
Charlot has won several prizes, among them the “Grand Prix” of the Design Parade 2008 at Villa Noailles, France. He has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM) in Luxembourg, DesignMiami/Basel and the Saatchi Gallery in London. In 2010, Philippe Starck selected him as one of the ten promising designers of the next generation.