As an E N SA D graduate (French Art High School) he joins STEINER in 1969 and experiences his first great success with SWANY sofa in 1970.
Then, he builds up his professional background at GMC where he manages the design department for the 6 plants of the Group, for ten years.
In 1981 he creates his own Agency : Sylvain JOLY DESIGN
French furniture industrials quickly recognize the agency's skill to meet their requirements with both innovative and market-driven designs.
From then on, Sylvain JOLY's professional life, closely linked to his team of designers, is rhythmed by successful products with the most famous french trade marks and international industrials.
From 1996 to 2007 Roche Bobois has entrusted a growing part of its models to Sylvain JOLY Design
The Agency has won an international reputation so far.
Having a staff of 18 people,it has a cutting-edge position on the international market.
Thanks to its size, notoriety and diversity of its creation, it is the most important European agency in this field with a background of dozens of thousands models sold worldwide.
Sylvain JOLY was elected as "2007 DESIGNER OF TH YEAR"
He summurizes the spirit of the Agency as follows : "the only pride of a designer should be to lead a product toward success rather than seek fame for the creator."