Christophe Pillet (1959-) is one of the most prolific and highly regarded contemporary French designers. His career is part of that of Philippe Starck, his teacher and "spiritual father", alongside whom he worked for five years after graduating and mastering at the Domus Academy in Milan. He opened his studio in 1993, and in 1994 he was named "Designer of the Year" at the Salon du Meuble in Paris. Simple and functional shapes give life to furnishings that are never too heavy and serious, imbued with freshness and lightness: a light grace makes his creations always captivating and has made him a designer appetite for numerous top-tier brands. In fact, his creations appear in the catalogs of brands such as Flexform, Emu, Driade, Cappellini, Kristalia, Lema, Ceccotti, Ethimo, Porro, Serralunga, Tacchini and many others. He also oversaw the design of a collection of accessories for Lacoste and various interior projects, such as the Hotel Sezz in Saint Tropez, the La Terrasse du Gray restaurant in Cannes and Christofle's Parisian flagship store.