Profile: Charles Godbout and Luc Plante

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STATEMENT OF ART:
THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS :

For Charles Godbout, industrial design serves business strategy, first and
foremost. It is the fruit of a meeting, the entrepreneur’s vision as understood
by the designer.

What he loves above all is to push the bounds of creativity to solve his
clients’ problems and help them stand out by capitalizing on the latest
technology. In this way, design becomes a means to an end, not an
end in itself.

His aim is not to showcase his own artistic approach, but to ensure his
clients’ success. His signature? Products that are well thought-out, catch
the eye and make life easier.

He is pragmatic and passionate about industrial production, factory
processes, materials, tools and leading-edge technology. Through this lens
of experience, his designs are based on an in-depth understanding of how
a product is manufactured.

He is instinctive, a creator whose design process is a driving force for the
company. With him, there are no concepts without a specific basis, no
ephemeral styles, dogmas or gratuitous effects. His formal research has sense,
elegance, personality. A refinement that is evident down to the technical details.

He founded GPA DESIGN in 2003 with his partner architect Luc Plante (at right on the photo).

ORGANIZATION:
GODBOUT, PLANTE ASSOCIATES

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Artist, painter Media, graphic, printing, culture, design

AWARDS:
2009, Winner ALCOA Design Competition
2003, Gold Award IIDEX/NEOCON
2003, Best product of the Year, 6th Annual Best of Canada Design Competition-Elasto chair
2003, Best Product of the Year, 6th Annual Best of Canada Design Competition-Folder table
2002, Winner Industrial Design,Institute of Design Montréal Awards
2000, Best product of the Year, 3rd Annual Best of Canada Design Competition
1999, First Prize, Bolder Design Competition, Toronto Canada
1998, First equal, ESTRUSO design Competition, Brescia

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2011, Taipei World Expo, catalogue of selected projects from Canada
2011, intérieurs, Montreal
2009, Hinge Magazine, Urban Squat, Hong Kong
2009, Chinese Oversea Landscape, Outdoor Park Landscape Facilities,China
2008, Azure magazine, Toronto, Canada
2005, Moëbel Interior Design, Stuttgart
2004, Moëbel Interior Design, Stuttgart
2003, Canadian Interiors, Toronto, Canada
2003, Azure Magazine, Toronto, Canada

BOOKS:
2010 Paris, - Urban furniture for a new city life, Éditions ICI Interface, Sophie Barbaux
2006 Milan and Montreal Exhibition Catalogue il Modo Italiano «Italian Design and Avant-garde in the 20th Century, Skira Editore and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
2003, Montreal, Le Design au Québec, Les Éditions de l'Homme, Paul Bourassa

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
French, english, italian

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
Quebec Association of Industrial Designers
Canadian Association of Industrial Designers

COLLECTIONS:
2006, The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, FOLDER and OPERA tables by Nienkämper
2000, The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, MARGHERITA table by Plank Collezioni

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
President of Jury-ALCOA design Competition 2012

WEB SITE:
www.topodesign.ca www.gpadesign.ca

PORTFOLIO URL:
www.topodesign.caL

REGISTRATION DATE:
2012-02-20 12:22:48

COUNTRY:
Canada

ACCOUNT TYPE:
New

Awards received by Charles Godbout and Luc Plante


Glasswave Multiaxial Curtain Wall System

Golden A' Design Award Winner for Building Materials, Construction Components, Structures & Systems Design Category in 2011
Charles Godbout and Luc Plante

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