Martine Bedin is a designer, artist, architect and lecturer. She studied Architecture at the Ecole d' architecture in Paris. In 1978 she received a scholarship that took her to Florence, where she met members of the Architettura Radicale movement: the founders of Alchimia, Superstudio and Archizoom Associati. The founder of Superstudio, Adolfo Natalini, invited her to exhibit "the decorated house" at the Milan Triennale in 1979, where she met Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In the early 1980s she spent two years in Sottsass's studio, also working on her own projects and writing for a French design and architecture magazine. In 1981 Sottsass invited her to collaborate with Memphis. Bedin works with diverse materials, such as marble, wood, metal and ceramics. She also combines university teaching with her work as a designer. Since 1991 she has focused exclusively on creating unique furniture. In 1993 she was awarded the distinction of the "Ordre des Arts et des Lettres". Her work is exhibited in important museums and private collections, such as the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres.