Graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Elie Papiernik is a designer. After his studies, he moved to Hong- Kong where he met David Nitlich. Together, they founded their first design studio and developed their passion for Asian culture.
In 1988, they both moved back to Paris and created centdegrés : an independant design agency renowned for its specific and selective vision mixing talent and corporate values.
For 20 years, Elie has been leading the creative side of the agency. He looks for pertinence and originality in any solution, and enjoys erasing the irrelevant ‘background noise’ in projects. He always seeks the essence of things which is what immediately connects people. Integrity is his guiding force in his creative process.