Neil Poulton, born in 1963, is a Scottish product designer who has lived and worked in Paris since 1991. He is best known for his designs in the fields of technology and lighting design. Poulton gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design Technology at Napier University in Edinburgh in 1985 and was awarded the SIAD Chartered Society of Designers Student Product Designer Of The Year. In 1988 he gained a Masters degree in design at the Domus Academy in Milan, Italy, under Italian architect Andrea Branzi and designer Alberto Meda. Poultons tutors included Italian architect Ettore Sottsass, German industrial designer Richard Sapper, Isao Hosoe and Anna Castelli Ferrieri. He specializes in the design of deceptively simple-looking mass-produced objects and has won numerous international design awards.