First heralded by Andree Putman for his work with Michael Ray and now coveted by galleries and collectors around the world, Paul Mathieu continues to influence international design through his furniture, lighting, and interior architecture.
His approach, born of technical mastery and boundless improvisation, combines the poetry of natural elements to create fluid, sculptural forms which evoke a dialogue between space and form, stillness, and motion.
In addition to bespoke commissions for private clients, popular collections for Ralph Pucci, Odegard, Luxury Living, Donghia, and Holly Hunt reflect the consistent demand for his work.
His cast bronze Aria dining chair, awarded Best of the Year by Interior Design Magazine, remains a signature piece within a collection that has expanded into lighting, tables, and case goods.
Structures like the AD100 and AD50-awarded Gyan Museum in Jaipur express his vision, while sacred spaces such as the Madeleine Church in Aix-en-Provence reveal its profound transcendence. His painstakingly restored 17th Century haveli in Udaipur, featured in The World of Interiors, ELLE Decor, and Heart and Home: Rooms That Tell Stories (Rizzoli), offers a glimpse into his home in “the Venice of the East.”
Recognized for his innovative use of materials and techniques, the breadth and depth of Mathieu’s oeuvre are evident throughout the world and a reflection of a genuine internationalist: French-born, educated in France and UK, and residing in New York, Aix en Provence, and Udaipur. Reflecting upon this, he shares, “France gave me a repository of history, culture, and sensibilities and a keen sense for nuances. England gave me world access through language and a sense of freedom. Italy offers me a solid history of savoir-faire and craftsmanship that allows me to express myself and explore and expand boundaries fully.
India gave me further access to a rich history in multidisciplinary craftsmanship and an Eastern perspective. All these influences inform my designs by allowing me to create inspiring and exceptional products. They allow me to be bold and unbound in my ideas for designs.
That sense of freedom challenges both myself and the craftsmen and leads us into greater territory and exceptional products.”