His name is French but he was born in Germany (1961) and his Spanish accent comes from the Canary Islands where he grew up. He left for Barcelona in mid-1980 to complete his degree in interior design. Soon after, he flew to Milan, where he discovered industrial design.
He is an impatient man, which is perhaps a legacy of his Belgian ancestors who ventured to Spain in the 1960s. His father was an architect and also a handyman (he created lamps at home using origami that he learned while working in Germany). Thirty years ago, Christophe Mathieu changed his tune and switched from professional swimmer to interior designer.
Having lived in Barcelona for many years now, he is one of the longtime Marset home designers. He created several successful products for the company. However, his bestseller is always Discocó, a beautiful chandelier. The energy carried by this lamp suddenly has more sense when you know the story of Christophe Mathieu.