The designer as a specialist in life styles. Convinced that design is not simply objects, Christophe Pillet is one of the most important French designers of his generation. Born in 1959, he has lived and worked in Paris since 1988.
A designer who graduated with a diploma in Decorative Arts at Nice in 1985 and with a Master from the Milan Domus Academy in 1986, he worked with Martine Bedin for two years. Following that he worked with Philippe Starck from 1988 to 1993, before starting his own independent activities. He works in numerous sectors, including design for furniture and products, interior architecture and stage sets.
In 1994 he was elected creator of the year at the Salon du Meuble. He also does interior architecture of boutiques, hotels and restaurants such as the Sezz in Paris. Recently he has created the interior of the Catherine Malandrino boutique in the Meat Packing District of New York, and in 2006 the Sony showroom in Paris.
His current projects include a residential development in Marrakesh, for Pillet, a restaurant in Prague and the Hotel Sezz soon to be opened at Saint Tropez.
Discover the past to create the future. Since 1969, the bond between traditional craftsmanship and modern aesthetic solutions characterizes Varaschin, a venetian company leader in the outdoor market. The weave, once of rattan and wicker now of synthetic materials more suitable for the outdoors, has always been the soul of Varaschin production, a unique stylistic feature and synonym of quality. In addition to the outdoor collections, Varaschin also manufactures indoor and contract products, signed by the most prestigious names in Italian and international design. Each product line has its own story and identity, but the re-interpretation of the weave concept is the common denominator among them.
Attention to detail, originality and aesthetic care are core features of Varaschin products, which are unique, sophisticated and elegant. The vision of a unique space both in the house and contract environment, inspires furniture which expands and connects the outdoors with the indoors, in a balanced game between lightness and comfort.