Charpin (born 1962) is a visual artist living and working in Ivry sur Seine, on the outskirts of Paris, France. Though he obtained his degree from the National School of Fine Arts in Bourges, he decided to concentrate on designing objects and furniture in the early 1990s, and has since embarked upon a number of research and production projects, carrying out his unflagging research under a variety of auspices.
Since 2005, he has been working exclusively with Galerie Kreo for the production of limited edition pieces. He has also become involved in the actual production of his designs, teaming up with such big-name firms as Alessi, Issey Miyake Parfums, Ligne Roset, Montina, Pamar, Post Design, Schneider Electric, Tectona, Venini, and Zanotta.
In addition to his own work, Charpin taught design at the Reims School of Art and Design from 1998 to 2008, and since 2006 he has led several workshops for the Lausanne Cantonal Art School.