Ionna Vautrin was born in France in the year 1979. In 2002 she completed her studies at the Ecole de Design Nantes-Atlantique. Some of her famous collaborations include the Studio SowdenDesign, the Tools Galerie and the lighting label Foscarini, among others.
The designer also worked with the brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec in Paris for several years before she opened her own design studio in 2011. Ionna Vautrin loves combining playful, organic shapes with the most modern technology.
In the beginning Ionna Vautrin created mostly accessories made of glass and porcelain. Part of her most popular designs are the charming design lamps Binic, Chouchin and Doll, which she developed for the Italian lighting label Foscarini.
Regardless of the material the designer understands how to combine bold colours and flowing shapes. Ionna Vautrin is especially inspired by foreign cultures, but also by her home country – e.g., “Binic” was the name of the lighthouse in her village in the Bretagne.
Ionna Vautrin already received the Wallpaper Design Award twice and is considered a rising, extremely versatile talent. In the meantime, the designer also conceptualises exhibitions and is very creatively involved with architecture.