Graduate of the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Villemin and post-graduate design from the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-Val de Marne, he was then sponsored by the Centre nationale des arts plastiques (CNAP) and the Valorisation de l’innovation dans l’ammeublement (VIA). In 1996, he was selected for the Villa Kujoyama Residency in Kyoto by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the A.F.A.A. where his interest in vegetal design began.
In 1999, Patrick Nadeau set up his eponymous studio and develops projects that combine elements of architecture, design and nature. This unique approach has attracted innovative companies and cultural institutions from product design, to scenography and a company a Reims social housing project that asked him to develop in 2013 an affordable home completely covered with plants and inspired by ecodesign (Maison Vague).
Also interested in using innovative materials, he designed a new range of glass tiles for Saint-Gobain and received design awards at Batimat Salon in 2003 and Janus de l’Industrie in 2005.
His personal exhibition “Nature Individuelle” (Paris – Sabz showroom – September 2008) illustrates his approach, which is the coexistence of all types of materials, natural or artificial, and the integration of living elements in each of his propositions.
Collaborating with author Thierry de Beaumont about his work, Patrick Nadeau Végétal design was co-published by Alternatives (an imprint of Gallimard) and Particule14 in 2012
Patrick Nadeau also acts as research lecturer at the ESAD de Reims where he created the first “vegetal design” studio in an art school in Europe, and is also a guest lecturer at the Ecole Camondo (Les Arts Décoratifs) in Paris. Member of Particule14 -an association of French designers- he collaborates as well with Observatoire des Tendances du Jardin (OJT), an R&D project created by the French garden Jardiland.