Bernard Brousse, born in Bordeaux (France) in 1948. He attains the lighting design after he worked for a long period in the nautical sector. Since 2003 Bernard Brousse lives and works in Provence. As a artisan, he designs his own collection of lamps and lighting projects for several European companies. In 2004, he received the " Compasso d'Oro " award with his project Ellipsis. His reaserach style is based upon sobriety, fluidity, lightness, and functionality concepts. He prefers the use of materials such as wood, metal, ceramics, polypropylene sheet, glass and composite materials.