who’s who: christophe pillet.

Graduating from the Decorative Arts School in Nice in 1985, Christophe Pillet was Master of Domus Academy, Milano, in 1986. He worked with Martine Bedin in Milano for two years (1986-1988) and then broke free to start his own agency in 1993 (where Pillet has been working independently ever since).

His first furniture pieces were produced by XO in 1991. Since then, Pillet has broadened his expertise into many different fields: product and furniture design, interior decoration, architecture, scenography and artistic direction. He creates furniture and objects for Cappellini, Daum, JC Decaux, Driade, Ecart International, L’Oréal, Lacoste, Moroso, Porro, Renault, Serralunga, Shiseido, Shu Uemura, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Whirlpool… and also realises interior architecture for boutiques, hotels and restaurants, such as the very hip Hôtel Sezz in Paris.

Whew. Big portfolio, man. My favorite part of Pillet’s life? This chair:

  • I liked it when I saw it the first time – on my screen, but when I had the possibility to sit on it and see it live, my enthusiasm fell considerably. Just another plastic chair.

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