Gilles Caffier, born in France, he studied textile and fashion design there. He started his textile career in the Parisian couture, Yves Saint Laurent and Paco Rabanne were among his clients. He moves to Tokyo at 22 and becomes an international fashion school art director. A few years later he opens his design studio.
In 1993, he begins to concentrates his energies on interior design and decoration.
Living abroad since he was 22, has given GILLES CAFFIER a unique international vision. He has enticed buyers on 5 continents that include design and interiorboutiques, galleries, antique showrooms, and concept stores. His first clients came from the fashion industry such as Brown’s in London, Corso Como in Milan, and The Link in Singapore. International department stores such as Au Bon Marche in Paris, Harrods in London, Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, and Neiman Marcus in the US are loyal customers as well. Gilles work is also prominently featured in influential furniture showrooms such as B&B ITALIA and Minotti. Visionary interior designers have selected his pieces for their most sophisticated projects.
Gilles also works with influential hotels and restaurants. He created a few accessories for Alain Ducasse’s SPOON restaurants, Parrot Cay Hotel-Turks and Caicos, Metropolitan Hotel-London, The Prince Hotel-Melbourne, and Cheval Blanc Hotel-Chourchevel have large selections of Gilles’s pieces.
The new Mandarin Oriental in Paris has selected many of Gilles limited edition works for its suites.
His lines are pure, sensual, sometimes unexpected. He plays with the nature of materials, exploiting contrasts and diversions. Leather becomes metal, rough becomes soft, minimal becomes exuberant. He plays with beauty and its natural marks, embellishing case by case, sophisticating the exception.
Each piece is the result of meticulous work, and a unique mixing of knowhow and permanent questioning. A large part of his collection are limited editions, couture.