An impressive breadth, a hoarse voice and an out spokenness which belong to him, Christian Ghion is a Character.
He was born in 1958 in Paris suburb where he grew up and he studied. He has always been full of curiosity that is why he had hesitated between Sciences Po and the cinematographic school IDHEC, before starting Law studies.
This need of discovery and experiments led him to find interest in many fields. He multiplied experiences : he was a freelance journalist for an auctionner, he worked for the French Ministry of Justice, he attended courses in the artistic school "Ecole du Louvre" in Paris, he was the assistant of François Reichenbach for some advertisement and he realised joinery, painting and installation works for some of his friends.
After 5 years of Law studies during which he was wondering how to make his skills profitable, he finally decided to attempt the Paris-Conflans school of architecture where he chose to study the Furniture Creation. Few months later, he integrated the ENSCI, a school of industrial creation.
Without plan and premeditation, Christian Ghion became a 28-year-old design graduate. Then he decided to create his own studio and to sign many projects with Patrick Nadeau. Their collaboration lasted during a decade, until 1998, when Christian Ghion chose to continue in solo.
Then, things moved faster and the number of projects increased. Christian Ghion became a famous and important character of the French and international design landscape. He created and collaborated with well-known editors such as Cappellini, Driade, Poltrona Frau, Salviati, Sawaya & Moroni and XO.
His many skills allowed him to make his entrance in the very closed world of fashion, thanks to his creation of the Fashion Venus trophy, a piece of furniture that he made for Thierry Mugler's showroom and some bottles created for Dior fragrances.
His increasing notoriety leads him to take part in several events like in exhibitions in the Museum of Decorative Arts, in the Poste Museum, in the Foundation Cartier and at the Biennale of Saint-Etienne. He is also involved in the collections of the National Fund of Contemporary Art, in the Museum of Decorative Arts of Paris and in Guggenheim Museum of New York City.
He was rewarded many times and received a distinctive award for "Le Grand Prix de la Création de la ville de Paris" in 1991.
Lately, Christian Ghion took part in many projects of interior design. The first demand was from the French underwear's designer Chantal Thomass. He realised for her, in the middle of Paris, a store on the idea of a "contemporary boudoir" based on sophistication and sensuality.
Since this experience, he had created and imagined stores for Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, in Paris and London. He also had conceived fittings out in France and abroad for Pierre Gagnaire, the French Chef ; the latest was the Reflects restaurant in Dubaï.
Recently, he had conceived the interior of Schneider Electric Company's headquarter in Rueil Malmaison.
Moreover, he has created an entire collection of knives for Laguiole and some optical frames and solar for FRED glasses. Finally, he has created a range of purified design and resolutely contemporary cups.
Christian Ghion starts 2010 with quite a lot current events in design. In January, on Now ! Design à Vivre Fair, he realised a carpet for Chevalier edition, a vase and table for Ovo a Belgium company, and a range of knives for Nontron and Laguiole.