Studio Catoir
Interior designers
Studio Catoir
Interior designers
Based in
Paris , France
Creation year
2006
About

“Beauty, elegance and surprise are at the core of our design practice. Unexpected material combinations
and high end craftsmanship are essential to us.”
Working together with skilful craftsmen, Studio Catoir
creates bespoke interiors and furniture in close
collaboration with their clients. Studio Cat

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oir specialises in private homes and boutique hotels, conceiving unique spaces that respond to their customer’s personalities and unique requirements. Their creations reinterpret traditional material and techniques, bridging long standing craftsmanship skills with innovative designs.
Husband and wife, Elisa and Michael met in 1997 and
co-founded Studio Catoir in 2006. Their complementary approaches are key to their creative practice .

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Salon Révélations - International Fine Craft and Creation Biennial
Ateliers de Paris May. 3, 2017 - May. 8, 2017
Paris - Grand Palais, France

Revelations casts a new gaze on creation. The biennial places the creator at the heart of the event and invites the world's fine craft and contemporary creation to engage in dialogue. Initiated by Ateliers d'Art de France since 2013, Révélations is the international fine craft and creation appointmen

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t not to be missed. The biennial reunites a constantly increasing and wide audience: general public, amateurs and collectors, architects, decorators, gallery owners, purchasing offices, but also artistic directors and luxury goods houses.

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Head of the interior design department
Studio Matteo Thun 2000 - 2006
Milan, Italy

Matteo Thun & Partners

Matteo Thun & Partners is an architecture and design studio with a headquarters in Milan and subsidiary office in Shanghai. The studio’s designs are inspired by timeless simplicity and centred on the human scale. Founded in 1984, the company is operating internationally in the

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hospitality, healthcare, residential, offices and retail sectors and product design.

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Interior Architecture Master's degree
ESAG Penninghen 1993 - 1999
Paris, France

Penninghen, the school of art direction and interior architecture is located in the heart of Paris, in Saint-Germaindes-Prés district, in the premises of the Académie Julian founded in 1867. Since 1968, it has trained to art direction and interior architecture almost 3000 graduates, established in Fr

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ance and more from 30 countries.

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Languages

French

Native language

German

Native language

English

Fluent

Italian

Fluent

Квартира в Саронно

STUDIO CATOIR - SARONNO DUPLEX, NEAR MILAN, ITALY – 
 
The classic 1955 Cary Grant and Grace Kelly movie To Catch a Thief was one key point of inspiration for the design of this glamorous, crafted and colourful duplex apartment near Milan. Designed by Michael and Elisa Catoir of Studio Catoir, the

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apartment is on the seventh and eighth floors of a new apartment building in Saronno, Northern Italy, with dramatic views of the Alps, including the Monte Rosa to the west and the mountains of the Engadin to the east. 
 
The freshly completed apartment is the main residence of an Italian businessman and entrepreneur, who works in the lighting industry. Studio Catoir were given carte blanche with the design and aesthetic of the apartment, keeping in mind the warm summers and bitterly cold winters. All of the loose furniture and built in furniture is by Studio Catoir, much of it bespoke, with many other elements – such as fireplaces, joinery and carpets – also made to measure. 
 
The result is a highly crafted interior, full of character and personality, with playful touches and retro influences in select parts of the apartment. Vibrant yellows and winter blues make repeated appearances, lending the duplex a fresh individuality, while texture and pattern are used sparingly but to great effect. A planted roof terrace forms an outdoor room with views of the peaks in the distance.

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Switched on

Switched on: a home bursting with playful colour and idiosyncratic details was the perfect choice for this lighting guru;

New Paris Style

This publication presents a fresh look into the private dwellings of the most exciting creative talents in Paris - individuals from the music, fashion, design, film and art worlds. The 27 properties photographed exclusively for the book are loosely arranged by their location across the city's groovie

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st, on-the-edge arrondissements - from the elevated bohemianism of the Left Bank to the trendy Marais and the edgier Belleville and 13th - and reflect the cosmopolitan melting pot that influences Paris's design trends. Aimed at an urban audience who dream of revamping their city crash pads, or who want to inject glamour into their personal spaces, New Paris Style is packed with creative and inspiring ideas, for wherever you live.

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