Christophe Pillet was born in Saint Raphael in 1959. He joined the School of Decorative Arts in Nice and graduated in spring 1985, and went on to the Domus Academy in Milan the following year. It was in Italy that he put his signature to his first creations, before joining the team of Phillipe Starck, a collaboration that lasted several years. In 1993, Christophe Pillet opened his own agency, and while working abroad was named 1994’s ‘Designer of the Year’. He likes to create from scratch and oversees each step of a project, and is known for his sensitive use of light and natural material. In 2005, at the request of Shahé Kalaidjian, creator and director Sezz hotels, Christophe Pillet designed the Sezz Paris.