Gérard Laizé, Designer’sElection

Gérard Gaizé is currently the founding President of Designer’sElection, a consultancy specialising in foresight and innovation strategy. He was Managing Director of VIA (Valorisation de l’innovation et de la création dans l’aménagement et l’ameublement des espaces de vie) from November 1994 to July 2015. He has also worked as a marketing director in industry and distribution, in France and abroad, for over twenty years. His work on prospective reflection is the subject of publications and conferences in various business and design schools, universities, conventions and professional meetings, in France and abroad. He is the author of numerous books, notably in the “Domovision” and “Design &” collections. He has curated more than 150 exhibitions promoting the French spirit and creativity in many countries around the world. He has also been a member of the Institut National des Métiers d’Art, a member of the Innovation Committee of the Institut Paul Bocuse and a member of the IFM’s Academic Affairs Council. He is still a member of the Advisory Commission for the acquisition of the Mobilier National and the Manufactures nationales.

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