SEBASTIEN LEON, Design Director, was born in Blois, France, leaving home at seventeen to pursue an undergraduate degree in mathematics. His first job was with the French trade commission in South Korea and in 1997 and he received an MBA from Bocconi University in Milan. After a short period working as a marketing executive in Madrid and New York, Sebastien left the corporate world in 2001 to establish "The Point", a project space showcasing new works of New York artists, gradually morphing into his own creative agency, Formavision. After producing massive installations across the world and collaborating with many artists, in 2008 Sebastien started to focus on his own art - sculptures, music, drawings, paintings, and installations.
With a body of work grounded in an understanding of art as an instrument of questioning as much as a representation of reality, Sebastien develops artistic projects independently as well as for architectural clients and brands such as Krug, Audemars Piguet and Audi.
Sebastien exhibits his work internationally in galleries and museums: Paris’s Palais de Tokyo, New York’s Park Avenue Armory, Beijing’s UCCA, and Milan’s Palazzo della Triennale. His work is featured in publications worldwide: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Corriere della Sera, Frame Magazine, and Dezeen. Sebastien was invited to lecture at the Harvard MBA and School of Design and was also the subject of a 30 minute feature by NHK, Japan’s leading national public television broadcasting channel.