Michel Mortier was born in paris in 1925.
He graduated from the school of Arts Appliqués only at the age of 19. He started his career with positions of responsibility at Studium du Louvre and Bon Marché in Brussels.
Between 1949 and 1954, he was appointed director of Marcel Gascoin's research department. During that time, the great friendship between Michel Mortier, Pierre Guariche and Joseph-André Motte stared.
They founded the Atelier de Recherche Plastique, one of the first collective signatures in design in France.
Subsequently, Michel Mortier achieved success after success, he became artistic director of the Maison Française 55, teacher in almost all the greatest French schools and creator of models for the best French publisher.
Part of his work still remain among the largest collections of design such as those of the Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne, of the CNAP or the national collection of Arts Décoratifs.