France’s finest joins Idean as we expand in Europe

December 6, 2018

Friends – I’m super excited to share with you that the Backelite team is joining the Idean family!

Since 2006, Backelite has been a leading service design agency sharing a common passion for human-centered design and creating cutting-edge digital products and services. Altogether, we will have a skilled team of 140 people joining us to form Idean France.

We conceive and design digital services that simplify everyday life.Backelite

Now we’ll have a fantastic Paris studio as well as a Montpellier studio with very convenient access to the beach – but most importantly, a large team of professional developers and technologists.

Combining tech DNA with strategic design

Vincent Frattaroli co-founded and directed Backelite for 12 years, and successfully transformed the small mobile application agency into a market-leading 150-person design service agency. With such impressive work in their portfolio, we’ll be sure to preserve that unique Backelite flavor as they become a part of Idean.

From January 2019 onwards, Idean France will be directed by Stéphane Zantain, a long-time Capgemini Digital Customer Experience Director.

A global network of thinkers and makers

This is a big milestone for us. We’re officially in France! Our new colleagues are extending our reach across Europe, and furthering our ability to serve clients globally. We’ll be able to offer stronger design capabilities within the Capgemini Invent family.

Capgemini Invent will now have a single design offer under one dedicated brand: Idean.

I’m particularly excited to bring a strong development culture into our DNA, as Backelite has been building on this since 2006.

I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome our new colleagues. Onwards and upwards!


Risto Lähdesmäki

Risto Lähdesmäki
CEO, Idean