“The artist who makes bzzzzzzzz!” – Palace Costes
Michaël Cailloux has been passionate about drawing since childhood. Sketching and doodling are second nature to this exceptional artist who graduated from the renown École Duperré School of Design in Paris in 1998. His dissertation was dedicated entirely to the 18th century fly.
In 1999, Michael Cailloux launched his company “Atelier LZC” in order to produce his own collections which are displayed at the biannual Maisons et Objets interior decoration event in Paris. Michael Cailloux also crafts commission pieces for prestigious brands such as Baccarat, Cartier, Habitat, Van Cleef & Arpels or S.T. Dupont.
The artist began exploring new creative fields several years ago and expanded his skill set by training in jewellery making and etching. He imagined a new hybrid concept: meticulously sculpted and engraved copper wall jewellery. The fly, a symbol of both life and death with reference to still life paintings of the 18th century, became his trademark signature. His work won a prestigious Gravix award prize in 2015 and was featured in the book “Encore! The New Artisans” published by Thames & Hudson the same year.
Concurrently, Michael Cailloux pursues his passion for textile arts using early drawings made for his etchings to create new limited edition items: scarves, wallpapers and stationary art. This is a sophisticated and delicate world which may be savored first hand at the Parisian restaurant Lucas Carton in the 8th arrondissement. Here, a wallpaper installation enhances an atmosphere of fine art and cuisine. Magazine articles highlighting this area of the artist’s work have also appeared in Elle Decoration and Palace Costes.
Michaël Cailloux is an art director at the École Supérieure d’Art Conte (Conte Art School) in Paris which specializes in design, textile and fashion. He is also co-author of the reference book “Printed Textile Design”.
- Exhibition, « Gravure, n.f», nomadic gallery Nathalie Béreau, Chinon
- Exhibition, « Paris – Mexico », Espace Beaurepaire, Paris 10ème
- Exhibition, « Vert infini », Les ateliers de Paris, Paris 12ème
- Exhibition, Salon d’automne, Etchings, Paris 8ème