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Biography:Roger Pitiot's career spans 30 years. He has received numerous outstanding design awards.
He became a designer because he always had a passion for tearing things apart and putting them back together and he has had a continued interest in understanding the nature of things…a curiosity about how the world works .
Roger is an ENSAD Fellow, an active design consultant, and a teacher. After graduate in 1976 he joined the Design team of the SALOMON company and participled in the settling of SX 90 the first SALOMON ski boot Designed with Roger Talon.
He founds "Design Partners" known as DP in 1982, continuing the collaboration with SALOMON: the SX 91 presented in 1985 became a classical of design. During more than ten years, Design Partners Designed all the SALOMON ski boots.
Later, TEFAL, HPF, VULLI, PATRICK then SAGEM joined DP. In 1989, the "Laureat" compact phones from France Telecom, became a best-seller and the American company TAYLOR MADE, became an important customer.
After 10 years Design Partners broke up in 1993.
He taught in ENSAD from 1992 till 1994 in the Product Design department .
After the renewal of the team and birth of "cube". CALOR, CARNAC, MILLET, FELLOWES , joined the list of customers.
In 1996 began the Asian adventure in Korea with the KIDP (Korean Institute of Design Promotion).
In 1999 he moved to Seoul after one year spent in Viet Nam.
While keeping in touch with the European customers, he extended the collaboration with the Korean companies,
From 2000 to 2013 he taught in IDAS, (post graduate school of Hongik University) in Seoul, sharing his time between education, conferences and consulting in Asia and Europe.
Since 2013 he leads the ALPS DESIGN LAB one of the open Lab of CEA Tech in Grenoble.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.