Benoît Gaignard was born in 1989 in Le Mans, France. He gruw up in the countryside, between nature and farm. After his first degree at the Fine Art School of Le Mans, he worked during several months as an intern at Eindhoven with Niels van Eijk & Miriam van der Lubbe. Graduated in design in 2013 at the Fine Art School of Rennes, he worked with the french design studio, Les M Studio. Since then he works as an independent designer at Nantes, mainly focusing on crafts, local culture, know how, experimentations and forgotten materials.