Jean-Michel Wilmotte’s unique adventure took off in the mid-1970s and continues today, with undisputed relevance. The coherence of his commitment to design is illustrated here on nearly 1,500 objects. Unique and exclusive, this book is the first to retrace the forty years of creating objects by designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte.
Jean-Michel Wilmotte studied interior design at the Camondo school of interior design in Paris. Just two years after graduating, he founded his own agency in Paris in 1975. His style influenced a number of personalities, including François Mitterrand, who asked him to design part of his private apartments in the Elysée Palace in 1982.
Jean-Michel Wilmotte earned his degree in architecture in 1993, allowing him to work on large scale and to develop the concept of “interior design of cities”, while maintaining the same attention to the use of “noble materials and extreme attention to finishes” notable in his smaller scaled works. Over the years, the agency has diversified and operates primarily in five key areas: architecture, interior design, museology, urbanism and design. An attention to details allows Jean-Michel Wilmotte and his team to work from the smallest to the largest scale: moving from a house to a skyscraper, from a shop to a corporate headquarters, from a gallery of art to a museum, and from street furnitures to urban design.