Neil Poulton (born 1963) is a Scottish industrial designer living in Paris, France. He specializes in the design of apparently simple-looking mass-produced objects, and has won numerous international design awards. Poulton is best known for his projects in the field of lighting and lighting and is often associated with companies such as LaCie and Artemide, with whom he has been collaborating since the early 1990s. In 2007, the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris acquired six objects designed by Poulton for the Permanent Contemporary Collection. In 2008 Time magazine included Poulton in The Design 100 The People and Ideas Behind Today's Most Important Projects. Neil Poulton lives and works in Paris in 1991. Poulton graduated in Industrial Design (technology) from the Napier University of Edinburgh in 1985 and was named Student Product Designer Of The Year by the SIAD, Chartered Society of Designers. In 1988 he obtained a master's degree in design at the Domus Academy in Milan with the architect Andrea Branzi and the designer Alberto Meda. Among his tutors Poulton includes the Italian architect Ettore Sottsass, the German industrial designer Richard Sapper, Isao Hosoe and Anna Castelli Ferrieri. Poulton's public image was born in 1989 with the creation of Aging Pens. These pens, also known as Mutant Pens, are made with a living plastic, to be worn, which ages as the layers of color are consumed by use. The Mutant Pens have been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, at the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris and at The Axis Gallery in Tokyo. Between 1991 and 1992 Poulton worked briefly with the French designer Philippe Starck in Paris. Poulton has been a guest speaker and guest professor at various schools, including Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, the Domus Academy in Milan and the University of Western Australia in Perth, and is an active, albeit occasional, member of the jury of the ENSCI school (Les Atelier) in Paris. Poulton's projects have won numerous awards, including seven French "Etoile de l'Observeur du Design", ten German Red Dot Design Awards, two German "Best of The Best" Red Dot Design Awards, five German "IF" International Forum Design. , three French "Janus deindustrie", two Compasso d'Oro Award Recommendations and the 2011 Compasso d'Oro Honorable Mention for the Veio lamp designed for Artemide.per Artemide.