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Location: San Francisco, United States
Fields of operation: Art, Design, Culture, Digital, Technology
Yves Behar is the founder of the San Francisco design studio fuseproject. Yves' focus is humanistic design, tapping into the "giving" element of the creative profession, with the goal of creating projects deeply in-tune with the needs of a sustainable future, connected with human emotions and self-expressive. Most recently, he and his firm have designed the world's first $100 laptop titled One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), aimed at bringing education and technology to the world's poorest children. Yves' commercial projects, is studied for its innovation and impact. This is exemplified with projects, such as, the Herman Miller LEAF Lamp, the Aliph Jawbone and Y Water. Yves' work has been the subject of solo exhibitions and resides in the permanent collections of international museums worldwide, including the Musee d'Art Moderne/Pompidou Center. He has received numerous design awards, including the prestigious National Design Award for Industrial Design, awarded by Cooper-Hewitt, the Smithsonian National Design Museum, and the INDEX award for Community (OLPC). Yves is also the chair of the Industrial Design program at CCA in San Francisco.