Frédéric Dedelley was born in Fribourg and studied Product Design at Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL) and the Art Center College of Design (Europe). His training therefore combined the more conceptual European thinking with the distinctly communication-focussed American approach.
Before opening his own studio in Zurich in 1995, he gathered experience in various studios in Paris, San Francisco and Switzerland. From 2001 to 2016, he taught design at the universities of Basel and Lucerne. Nowadays, Frédéric Dedelley works in the areas of furniture, interior design and exhibition design and also pursues free artistic projects.