Martin Szekely was born in 1956, the son of Hungarian emigrants in France. He studied in Ecole Boulle and Ecole Estienne and graduated as a qualified printmaker.
He was noticed for his talent in 1982, and since then he has had numerous collaborations with international brands such as Dom Pérignon, Hermès, Bernardaud, Legrand, Saint-Louis, E.N.S. (European Neurological Society), Terreal (Saint Gobain group), Heineken, JCDecaux etc. His is the creation of the Perrier glass manufactured in 20 million copies. He is the father of many other iconic objects.
His style is characterized by looking for the simplest expression of the object also embracing its functionality. He is after products that could be understood by everyone and yet they are not demonstrative. His talent and personality have been recognised widely. He was awarded the Alfred Dunhill Price, for being ‘ a remarkable man of the year’. His creations are exhibited in MoMA and Centre Pompidou devoted an exhibition to him just last year.