Cramer was born in New York City and grew up in Geneva. He graduated from Parsons The New School for Design. Philippe Cramer started his own design company (Cramer + Cramer) and his own brand (Philippe Cramer) in 2001. Cramer has worked with many institutions and companies such as Bernhardt Design, Eternit, La Cour des Augustins, CCS Milan. The Philippe Cramer brand provides a broad range of services, bringing art form to life through product design, interior design and jewellery design.
In October 2010, Cramer opened a solo installation at the Museum of Art and History of Geneva. This new exhibition was organized for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Museum, and affirmed Cramer's place in the circle of Switzerland's leading designers.
Profiles of Cramer and photographs of his creations have been published in many leading magazines and newspapers such as V Magazine, Elle Deco, Wallpaper, Elle decoration, Metropolis, AD France, Le Temps, the Financial Times.
- V Magazine: page 184. automne, 2008.
- Elle Deco Fr: pages 38.-42. juillet, 2002.
- Wallpaper: pages 164-166. octobre, 2001.
- Elle Decoration UK: pages 130-140. june, 2006.
- Metropolis: page 50. february, 2005.
Von Westersheimb, Kay (2006-06-01). "Balancing Act". Elle Decoration UK. pp. 130–140. Vinson, Nick (2007-08-04). "Touches of Glass". The Financial Times, House & Home. p. 9. Hyde, Mireille (2005-02-01). "Clear Intentions". Metropolis. p. 50. Bauer, Sacha (2001-11-01). "Crossover". Vogue Germany. p. 194. Cerboneschi, Isabelle (2006-10-11). "Helvétique Chic". Le Temps. p. 4. Julie Mancilla (2007-11-01). "Dom Pérignon - Sylvie Fleury & Philippe Cramer". The Fake Magazine. Retrieved 2008-10-22. Valérie Blanc (2007-09-01). "Le Design accessible de Philippe Cramer" (in French). Coté Maison. Retrieved 2008-10-22. Annie Fox (2007-08-19). "Get Addicted". Lifelounge. Retrieved 2008-10-22.