Michel MORTIER portrait

Michel Mortier

1925 - 2015

He initially wanted to be an architect and studied under René Gabriel, Etienne Henri Martin and Louis Sognot at the Institut des Arts Appliqués. In 1944, Mortier was taken on by Etienne Henri Martin at the Studium des Magasins du Louvre. Head of Marcel Gascoin’s design office from 1949 to 1953, he became a member of the ARP (1954 to 1957) and then took took over the creative direction of the boutique La Maison Français 55. He designed many models of chairs for Steiner and lights for Disderot and Verre Lumière before opening his own agency “Habitation Esthétique Industrielle Mobilier” in 1959. In the 1970s, he received his architect’s degree from the Regional Council of Ile de France and designed several beautiful homes. He also taught at the Ecole Camondo and ENSAD.


1951 / Silver medal at the Triennale di Milano
1954 / Gold medal at the Triennale di Milano
Silver medal from the Société d'Encourgaement à l'Art et à l'Industrie, Paris
1955 / 1st and 2nd prize at the Centre Technique du Bois competition
1957 / Silver medal at the 11th Triennale di Milano with ARP
1958 / Brussels World Fair
1963 / René Gabriel Award – 1963
1967 / Montreal World Fair in
Maxim’s restaurants for the Aéroports de Paris (Orly and Roissy)
Michel MORTIER portrait
Archive Mortier
Salon Teckel de Michel Mortier
Maison privée réalisée par Michel Mortier
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Michel Mortier 1961
Michel MORTIER portrait