“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 Catoir 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. Following professional experiences in France, Germany and Italy, they co-founded Studio Catoir in 2006. In 2017 they presented for the first time, in the Grand Palais during the International Biennal of Crafts and Creations Révélations, a furniture collection that brings together traditional know how, durability and contemporary design.
Interior designer · A childhood spent in Europe, South America, North Africa, and South Asia provides a unique background to Elisa’s imagination. She brings a sensitive approach to her clients concerns and incorporates the various cultural influences encountered during her formative years to her work. Interior design studies, degree in 1999 at ESAG-Penninghen Paris · 1999-2001 Studios Architecture, Paris, interior designer for office projects · 2001-2006 Studio Matteo Thun & Partners, Milan, project manager for hotel design and private residence projects · April 2006: foundation of Studio Catoir.
Designer · With his passion for cabinet making and fashion Michael brings to the table an eye for high quality craftsmanship and understanding of current trends. Apprenticeship as a carpenter. Industrial Design studies, graduation in 1997 at the Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen · Designer at Habitat France, Paris · Designer at Andrée Putman, Paris · Designer at Sieger Design, Munster · 2000-2008 Head of the interior Design and Styling Department for Studio Matteo Thun & Partners, Milan · Since 2008, co-manager of Studio Catoir.