In Residence: Yves Béhar

A visit with the Swiss-born designer and entrepreneur at his impeccable home in San Francisco.

by NOWNESS Published on : Sep 06, 2019

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As the CEO and founder of the San Francisco and New York-based design and branding firm ‘Fuseproject’, Yves Béhar has firmly established himself as one of the most plugged-in polymaths on the design circuit today. 

Inventor, businessman and advocate, Béhar’s output spans from the small scale (wearable electronics for ‘Jawbone’, aesthetically pleasing vibrators for Jimmyjane) to bigger-picture projects, including the ground breaking ‘One Laptop per Child’, a series of low-cost, low-power laptops intended for distribution among low-income school children around the world. 

“Béhar’s output spans from the small scale to bigger-picture projects”

Béhar’s own home, a boxy contemporary on the sloping streets of San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighbourhood, reveals his wide-ranging interests and his knack for imbuing everyday items and spaces with beauty and utility in equal measure.

Next up, In Residence: Jasper Conran

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