As Principal, I was lead designer for the Industrial Design and Interior Studio of the renowned French Interior Architect and Product Designer in Paris for eight years. Projects included multiple products design in sanitary and furnitures, Le Louvre Museum for the Musees de France, the Paris metro stations for the R.A.T.P., and the airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle Terminal A & B for Aéroport de Paris, several governmental institutions and regular design commissions of furniture by The National Mobilier.
Joseph André Motte
Conversion of historic attic in galleries display of the third floor of the Cour Carrée of The Louvre Museum, from Pavillon Sully to Pavillon Marengo.
Role: As Principal, I was the project manager and was responsible for conceptual design while in the employer of J.A. Motte who was the Architect-of-the record. Developed specific concept for displays windows and mural tags system.
GSF: 32 000 SQ FT / 2,973 m²
Scope: Creation of new galleries exhibits in the historic attic to display 14th to 17th century French Paintings.
In alliance with the curators of the French Paintings Department and the the museographic program of The Grand Louvre, this conversion of historic attic in galleries display provides new structural floors that comply with modern code requirement, a new lighting system, new mechanical, electrical, security systems, furniture and interior architecture.
The goal was to provide an architecture that had sufficient modernity to "frame" the paintings, but enough strength to match the power of the art.
Duration of project from study to completion: 4 years and 3 months.
Michel Cuzin, Conservator of the French Paintings and Michel Laclotte, Director of the Louvre entrusted Michel Gauthier, as a colorist and as an artist with the color study of the exhibition environment.
Renovation program of stations of the Metro of Paris ( RATP).
Role: As Principal, I was the project manager and was responsible for conceptual design while in the employer of J.A. Motte who was the Architect-of-the record. Worked as principal coordinator, with its team led by Claude Quin CEO of the RAT.P..
Number of stations: +110
Scope: Design standardization in height types, relative to the tunnel curve, design of urban furniture, new reflecting lighting system and advertisement display system.
In direct relation to the top executives of the Regis Autonome des Transport Parisien (RATP) , JA. Motte studio was tasked to provides the design new guide line for the next two decades of the stations. Program was known as "2000 Stations".
The challenge was to articulate an homogeneous design among a plurality of existing types.
Duration of project study: 2 years and 10 months.
Duration of project implementation: 10 years.
Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, Terminal A & B Interior Architecture.
Role: As Principal, I was was responsible for conceptual design development while in the employer of J.A. Motte who was the Architect-of-the record. Worked as principal coordinator, with Aéroport de Paris and its team led by Paul Andreu Architect and CEO of A.P..
GSF: 115 000 m² / 1,237,849 SQ FT
Scope: Interior Design of public spaces and commercial tenants.