Jean-Michel Policar

Following his studies in Applied Arts at Olivier de Serres (the Higher National School of Applied Arts and Crafts), Jean-Michel Policar met Philippe Starck and joined the Tim Thom group, the Thomson design studio. At the same time, he worked on several permanent commissions awarded by the VIA (a French organisation promoting innovation in the furniture industry) and in 2006, he received the Idéobain trade show award in addition to a number of VIA labels in the field of product and furniture design. Policar opened his own studio in 2007 and  began teaching at the Charpentier Academy in Paris the following year.