Yayoi COMEAU-MONTASSE, architect DESA, Jean-Bernard and Michèle GUILLOT, landscape contractors
JAPAN / FRANCE
“I was born in Japan, in the historic town of Kurashiki. I studied at the University of Tokyo and the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and graduated as an accredited architect in 2001. I worked with A-P Comeau-Montasse, who had the same ideals and work ethic as me, namely well-being, while respecting the environment”. I am now developing my own business, creating spaces that combine both tradition and modernity, taking inspiration from this period of great artistic complicity and coherence with Japanese art.”
Jean-Bernard Guillot, is originally from Amboise and grew up alongside the river Loire, in a town full of heritage. After studying in Angers in 1981, he created his own business that then went from strength to strength and today he employs a team of 25 people. The banks of the Loire inspired him to create gardens, while respecting the local species and materials. Today he listens carefully to his customers’ needs, taking into account climate change, to create bespoke gardens.
Her grandmother was a florist and she’s the granddaughter and daughter of nurserymen, so it was only natural that Michèle followed in the footsteps of this family of plant lovers. She studied landscape design alongside Jean-Bernard Guillot and together, they started their own company on the banks of the Loire. Jean-Bernard and Michèle have been working in this constantly evolving sector for 40 years now. Their company took part in the garden creations for the very first Festivals. They are keen participants in their trade union (UNEP) and are always looking for innovations and to meet other professionals.