Neil Poulton was born 1963 and is a Scottish product designer, based in Paris, France. Poulton gained a BSc degree in Industrial Design at Napier University in Edinburgh in 1985 and was awarded the SIAD Chartered Society of Designers Student Product Designer Of The Year. In 1988 he gained a Masters degree in design at the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, under Italian architect Andrea Branzi and designer Alberto Med. Poulton first came to public attention in 1989 as the creator of the Ageing Pens which were made from a living, wearing plastic, which ages as layers of colour wear away through use. He now specialises in the design of deceptively simple looking mass produced objects and has won numerous international design awards. Poulton is best known for his designs in the fields of technology and lighting design and is often associated with manufacturers LaCie and Artemide, with whom he enjoys ongoing long term relationships dating from the early 90's.

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