France (1929-2011)

Following his engineering degree, Roger Tallon joined Technès in 1953, Jacques Viénot’s firm of engineering consultants. He established his own agency, Design Programmes SA, then ADSA Partners with Pierre Paulin in 1983. In the meantime, he taught at the Ecole des Arts Appliqués of Paris and started the department of industrial design at the Ecole Normal Supérieur des Arts décoratifs. He also set up the interior of nightclubs and parisian bars for which he designs his famous line of furniture “Modules 400”, manufactured by Jacques Lacloche, and the “Zombie” armchair. Roger Tallon was involved in the artistic world and worked with Yves Klein, César, Arman or even Catherine Millet for whom he created the graphic design of the Art Press magazine in 1972. Today, his work as an industrial designer is celebrated internationally, he notably modernised the SNCF, TGV or even the Mexico subway.