New chairman for the SILMO d’OR jury “Christophe Pillet” accepts challenge with enthusiastic interest, due too initial experiences in the world of eyewear. As a French designer and interior architect of international fame, Christophe Pillet is appreciated for his “clear expression, pursuit of simplicity and essential design”, which is a perfect match for the Silmo Paris award show.
After graduating from the art school of Nice, he then joined the Domus Academy in Milan to study with the greatest talents in the field. While living in the capital of Lombardy, he collaborated with Michele De Lucchi, Carlotta de Bevilacqua and Martine Bedin. He then joined Philippe Starck in Paris, where he worked from 1989 to 1993. Following these diverse experiences, he founded his own agency in Paris in 1993.
I am not seeking the extraordinary, but rather to reveal what is beautiful and moving in the ordinary.
This true stylistic signature has earned him a number of prizes and awards, and brought him to work for a variety of clients in furniture and product design as well as the interior architecture of hotels, restaurants, office buildings and mansions. His elegant, contemporary style is always a delight, whatever the project. Moreover, he never ceases to expand his territories of application. Nothing can stop this workaholic: he loves a good challenge and is buoyed by a natural curiosity of dealing with reality and adding his “French touch”, his understated, humanised aesthetic – never minimalist or cold – without compromising on an interest in innovation and technology.