After a spell in the family stone-cutting business, Philippe Mathieu studied architectural heritage conservation in Venice. In 1984 he moved to Brussels, where he made furniture for private commission. At the same time he also worked on personal projects which were several times the subject of ‘appels permanents' from the VIA. In 1988 he worked in Paris as project leader in the ‘atelier de décors' of the Manudecor show. In particular he collaborates with directors such as Peter Brook, Jérôme Deschamps, Jacques Rivette, Jérôme Savary and Luciano Pintillé. In 1994 he moved into designing event scenography. In 2005 he founded l'Atelier de Scénographie, working on the fitting-out of spaces and the design of furniture for businesses and contracts.
1957: Born in Annemasse, France
1983: Studied at the European Centre for the Trades & Professions of the Conservation of Architectural Heritage, Isola di San Servolo, Venice, Italy
1984: Lived and worked in Brussels
1985: Projects with VIA: “Chairs in wood and metal” and “Tripod cushioned bench”
1986: Project with VIA: “Storage unit”
Exhibition at the Galerie VIA in Paris
1987: Project with VIA: “Table base”
Creation of a Tripod Chair for the Galerie Théorème in Brussels. Exhibition in Hasselt, Belgium
1988 – 1993: Project Manager at the Ateliers Manu Décor in Paris
Film: “Le Mahabharata”, directed by Peter Brook, Studios de Joinville, Paris.
Parade for the bicentenary of the French Revolution, Champs-Élysées, Paris.
Play: “La Tempête” (The Tempest), directed by Peter Brook, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris.
Play: “Le Lapin Chasseur”, directed by Jérôme Deschamps, Théâtre de Chaillot, Paris.
Film: “Jeanne d’Arc”, directed by Jacques Rivette.
Film: “La Voix Humaine”, directed by Peter Medak.
Exhibition: “A century of mirror design”, Espace Gaz de France, Grand Palais, Paris.
Filmed play: “Le Misanthrope”, directed by Mathias Ledoux, Studio Epinay, Paris.
Museum: “Journey through the time of the impressionists”, Auvers-sur-Oise.
1994: Set up as a freelance set designer
International launch of the Renault Kangoo, Club Méditerranée, Opio, France.
Official opening of the Renault factory, Curitiba, Brazil.
International launch of the Renault Laguna, Le Bourget, Paris.
International launch of Renault Utility Vehicles, Nice.
COP 7 summit on climate change, Marrakesh, Morocco.
International launch of the Renault Mégane, Paris.
Launch of the Renault Mégane, Istanbul, Turkey.
1998: Chaise X exhibition, INTERIEUR 98, Courtrai, Belgium.
2001: Publication: “Renault invites its worldwide network to Opio”, L'Evenementiel, July 2001
2004: Wood trestle exhibition, INTERIEUR 04, Courtrai, Belgium.
2005: Created the Atelier de Scénographie
UIMM convention, Paris–Bercy.
International launch of the Renault Clio, Paris.
France Telecom convention, Paris
2006: Biennale de l'Environnement, Bobigny, Seine-Saint-Denis.
Caisse d’Epargne convention, Palais des Congrès – Salle 3000, Lyon
Designed Fermob’s Pétale range of furniture
Ses créations chez Fermob
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