Furniture by French designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte at the Martynoff Gallery
The renovations of the Carrousel du Louvre (2016) and the Lutetia (2018), the Metz Convention Centre (2018), the "Tutto Ponti, Gio Ponti Archi-designer" exhibition (2019) or the Cucina, Alain Ducasse's new restaurant at the Mutualité (open since 24 September), it's him!
Architect, urban planner and designer, Jean-Michel Wilmotte was born in 1948 in Soissons (France). He set up his own architecture agency in Paris in 1975, just two years after graduating from the Camondo school.
Wilmotte's success began in 1982 when the President of the Republic, François Mitterand, entrusted him with the design of part of the private apartments of the Élysée Palace.
This architect with multiple hats is a jack of all trades, he likes "to be where you don't expect him". He is constantly changing scale, designing or renovating public buildings, hotels, restaurants, private homes, commercial spaces, museums and cultural spaces, wineries and more. Wilmotte goes from the smallest to the largest, from the most intimate to the most ostentatious, from the most curious to the most formal, without any embarrassment, always imposing the same demand for quality and attention to detail.
Creative, ambitious, talented in space planning, urban designer, businessman, Wilmotte has won the trust of the greatest. Axa, Bouygues, Free, LVMH, L'Oréal, Schneider Electric, Vinci ... all passed through the hands of the Wilmotte & Associés agency located at 68 rue du Faubourg St Antoine in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. We are thinking in particular of the Halle Freyssinet project entrusted by Xavier Niel or the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice by Vinci Concessions, completed in 2013.
Today Wilmotte, with the help of its 280 employees from all backgrounds, manages more than a hundred projects simultaneously. Its agency is divided into two companies, the architecture agency Wilmotte & Associés and the design studio Wilmotte & Industries SAS, and carries out its action plans in 29 countries. Among the biggest projects to come: the new station concept in La Plagne (2020), the United Nations House in Diamniadio in Senegal (2020), the Hyatt Agde Hotel (2022), the related program at the Aulnay-sous-bois railway station (2024).
Two armchairs and four chairs signed Wilmotte & Industries can be found on the Martynoff Gallery website.
Visual: Jean-Michel Wilmotte, 1956-1989, 2 Armchairs and 4 Chairs Models Cylinder, Sandblasted Metal and Quilted Leather Sellier, Models Similar to the National Furniture Collection © Galerie Martynoff