El diseño no se trata solo de la apariencia del producto o del efecto que produce al sostenerlo en la mano. El diseño es como funciona
Lucidity of expression and the search for simplicity are the key principles: in the work of Christophe Pillet the elegance is optimized. Pillet’s perfect command of sensuality and refinement has made him one of the rare French designers who have gained global recognition designing hotels, boutiques and directing artistic projects in the USA, Great-Britain and Japan. He has won international acclaim for the spectrum and quality of his creations. Architecture, objects, furniture, artistic direction, his signature is invariably associated with the finest brands : Lacoste, Jean-Claude Jitrois, Catherine Malandrino, Lancel, Le Tannneur International… The scope and the variety of his projects share a common attitude, independent of scale. Whether it be as design director for Lacoste, or in long-term collaborations with Driade, Cappellini, Emu, Porro or Serralunga his considered interpretations are a testament to high-voltage chic, distinguished both by its precision and rigor. If a “Pillet style” exists, it is in his ability to crystallize, within a project, the excitement of a proposition.
After graduating from the Institute of Applied Arts in Monza, he gained further experience working in the research centre of AF&F, a company specializing in the production of metal furniture for public spaces. This experience helped Pietro Arosio to cristallize and define the design philosophy which he would follow in the future as an industrial designer.
In 1972 he opened his own business, and he began designing kitchens in 1978, work which gained recognition when he won the first Casaviva d’Oro prize in 1983.
Some of his work has been displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and at the Die Sammlung museum of modern art in Munich.
In 1966 he attended the Brighton School of Architecture and from 1969 to 1973 he studied commerce at Hertford University.
In 2004 he changed the brand name to Espacio adding some of the best Italian furniture design brands.
After gaining experience collaborating with several well-known design and architecture studios, since 2001 she has been working autonomously in several different sectors. She opened «Studio DAC» (Design Architecture Colour) in Milan where she works mostly in Industrial Design and Colour & Texture design, working in close contact with companies to research and develop new materials and chromatic coordination. The project Matrioska was chosen for the Macef Design competition in 2002 which was dedicated to tables;
Graduated in architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan in 1995. Immediately after collaborated as a researcher for the Domus Academy Research Centre and organised research seminars for the Polytechnic of Milan.
Art Institute, Castelmassa (RO), 1958
He began by collaborating as an interior designer on transatlantic liners such as the Andrea Doria, the Guglielmo Marconi, the Raffaelle and the Michelangelo. Afterwards he worked on the planning and design of several school buildings including the interior design. He designed several public spaces and in 1977 he became interested in industrial design, which soon became his primary professional activity.
He works with the most prestigious companies in the sector, bringing together an artistic sensibility with functionality and affordable prices, being both creative and expert in several technologies.