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Philippe BOISSELIER

Contact : 14, rue de Rivoli 75004 Paris - France

Ph. +33 (0)1 42 78 11 82

boisselier.philippe@wanadoo.fr
www.philippeboisselier.com
 
environmental designer, interior architect, scenographer, visual designer

BIOGRAPHY
Interior architect trained at the Ecole Boulle and Arts déco. Has on several occasions handled sensitive projects in places rich with history: layout of sales outlets at château de Versailles (1991-92), Patrimoine bookshop overlooking Tuileries gardens (1996), Queen Dido villa located on the archaeological site of Byrsa in Carthage (2004) and the ‘Saut du Loup’ restaurant at the Arts Décoratifs museum in Paris. In all of these places, Philippe Boisselier has contrived to instil contemporary reading by means of minimal writing. His style is timeless and devoid of ostentation. Its apparent simplicity conceals an obsession with detail and finesse in handling spatial interplay. Each one of his interventions is a pretext for elaborating furniture fit-outs based on specific design studies, from outline sketch to prototype, and on to the actual fit-out. It is this same approach that he has been teaching to his students since 1980 at the Ecole Camondo (Ecole supérieure de design et d’architecture intérieure, attached to the Arts Décoratifs museum, located boulevard Raspail), an establishment he directed from 1989 to 1992. Although Philippe Boisselier was the first designer to figure in the Trois Suisses catalogue in 1982, with a collection of kit furniture and a rug, most of his work concerns interior architecture (hotels, offices, private spaces) and scenography. Since the year 2000, his set designs have presented the ‘Now ! design à vivre’ event at the Maison & Objet salon at Villepinte, and he has designed theme exhibitions mounted by the magazine Intramuros.

Extract from the press communiqué released for ‘Saut du Loup’ opening


PRACTICE
Interior architecture
Design
Scenography
Graphics


TRAINING
Ecole Boulle, sculpture department, graduate diploma in decoration & interior architecture
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Certificate of specialization in interior architecture & post diploma year in theatre set design


TEACHING
Ecole Camondo, Paris
Teacher in 3rd cycle & diploma courses in interior architecture since 1980; environment product design since 1991
Director of Ecole Camondo, 1989-92
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, 1994-97, guest artist for design in sculpture department


COMMITTEES
Sat on the consulting committee for purchasing drawings and models contemporary furniture, Mobilier National, 1993-95, Ministry of Culture
Chairman of design section 1994 committee, Villa Medicis, Ministry of Culture
Sat on the consulting committee for purchasing art works, Fond National d’Art Contemporain & Ministry of Culture, decorative arts section, fine crafts & industrial design, 1995-96
Member of the Ile-de-France regional committee for awarding 1% art-work funding on work-sites for the Ministry of State Education,1995-2002, Ministry of the Interior, 1996-2002
Permanent jury member for Agora design foundation


PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Member of the Conseil français des architectes d’intérieur CFAI
Member of the Société des artistes décorateurs SAD


SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENTS
Consultant to principals of Ecole Camondo for external relations & partnerships since 2001


AWARDS
Chevalier des Arts et Lettres


Range of furniture (shelf, coffee table, pedestral table, armchairs, bench) COLLECTION APPOINTS

restaurant – interior architecture, furniture Le Saut du Loup
© 2007 - silent factory

hotel - architecture & interiors Villa Didon
© 2004 - Christoph Kicherer

carpet Hachures
© 2002 - Christophe Filioux

furniture © 1982 - Deidi Won Scheawen

interior architecture, design Librairie des Jardins
© 1996 - Christoph Kicherer

scenography, general commissioning Design Espagnol à Beaubourg
© 2005 - Francis Amiand

architecture, signage Now! design à vivre
© 2004 - Christophe Filioux

scenography Design de série
© 2005 - Christophe Filioux

sales counter Château de Versailles - la carterie
© 1992 - Christoph Kicherer

furniture Château de Versailles - guiderie
© 1992 - Vincent Tfoin

interior architecture, design Château de Versailles - librairie
© 1992 - Cristoph Kicherer

conference table Jeu de société

interior architecture, design SAE - siège social
© 1987 - Gaston Bergeret

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