Exocet™ Chair

Lead DesignerStephan Leathead
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Prize(s)1st Place in Home Interior Products / Interior Furniture
Entry Description

EXOCET™ is a new concept chair. Its unique & clever design allows to transform it in order to get the desired shape. It can be configured in several ways to meet different needs and provide maximum comfort.

The EXOCET ™ is crafted from a single main piece, a slat. A series of identical slats assembly is simply rotated on a cylinder.

The soft and delicate curves of EXOCET ™ inspire elegance and distinction. The ergonomics of the main piece has been carefully designed to offer maximum comfort. Its sleek and distinctive style demonstrates a perfect balance between form and function.


Designarium is a Design agency based in Montreal. With more than 20 years in the business of branding and graphic design, Stéphane Leathead is jumping head first into furniture design. In the past 10 years, Stéphane designed numerous branding projects that often included three-dimensional shapes or forms. Therefore, furniture design was a natural transition for him. Exocet™ is the first design created by Stéphane Leathead for Designarium.

Stéphane started his career as a graphic designer, after graduating from UQAM school of Graphic Design in Montreal back in 1993. In 1995 he was invited to join the LaSalle International School in Singapore as a lecturer. He developed the Computer Graphics program and shared its passion for design. In 1996, his work for the LaSalle International School was awarded ath the Hong Kong Design 96 Show. After lecturing he worked in Singapore for a few years as an art director before returning to Montreal where he worked for various advertising and design firms.

He co-founded Cellule Design in 2004 and lead the agency as creative director for 10 years. Under his creative direction, Stéphane’s projects won the agency local and international recognition, to name a few, the 2012 REBRAND 100® Global Awards, the Summit International Creative Award, and the prestigious German Design Award 2013. He was also a recipient of Graphis Letterhead 7, winning a Gold award. He is now a branding consultant and the creative director of Designarium, his new endeavor.

Stéphane is a master at synthesizing complex concepts, simplifying communication, making them accessible while maintaining the highest level of aesthetics and design. Every mandate is an opportunity to push its creative thinking to new frontiers.