His name is French and he was born in Germany, but his Spanish accent points to the Canary Islands, where he grew up. He finished his degree in interior design in Barcelona in the mid 1980's and afterward headed to Milan, discovering industrial design. He collaborated with many architects in the development of products for several companies such as De Padova, Menphis and Driade. He moved to Spain in the 1960’s and lives now in Barcelona where he is one of Marset’s veteran designers. 30 years ago Christophe Mathieu transitioned from being a professional competitive swimmer to the world of design. This makes him open to unforeseen events in life and does not discount the possibility of one day maybe leaving it all and doing something totally different.