Michel Chanaud 1950–2018

Michel Chanaud 1950–2018

We are rendered speechless by the sudden passing of Michel Chanaud, the spiritus movens of 365typo and 52typo projects, the founder and director of étapes: magazine and Pyramyd editions, the largest publisher of design books in France, and the mastermind behind many other design-related projects.

Inspiring, brave and generous, critical when he did not see the potential, yet encouraging face to face to a spark of a unique idea and creativity. Always observing, always thinking and coming up with ideas beyond narrow horizons.

We lost a design guru, great visionary, humanist and, most of all, beloved friend. So many discussions were left unfinished and questions unanswered.

Rest in peace, Master.

Linda Kudrnovská