His name is French and he was born in Germany, but his Spanish accent points to the Canary Islands, where he grew up. Christophe Mathieu reached Barcelona in the mid-1980's to finish his degree in interior design. Soon afterward he headed to Milan, where he discovered industrial design collaborating with the Architect Marco Zanuso jr in the development of products for companies such as De Padova, Memphis and Driade, the Architects Roberto Menghi and Giulio Crespi, the industrial designer Sergio Coppola and the Architect Antonio Zanuso in the prize-winning project for the Piazza della Republica. With an Architect and handyman father, who made lamps at home using the origami he learned while working in Germany, 30 years ago Christophe Mathieu transitioned from being a professional competitive swimmer to the world of design. He is open to unforeseen events in life and does not discount the possibility of one day maybe leaving it all and doing something totally different. Christophe Mathieu is a Marset veteran now, and has created several successful products for the company.