Agence Michel Tortel is a design and innovation agency.

It provides support to companies in their development projects.

Its creative process is based on human, technical and scientific foundations, focused and applied to utility and form to create new sources of growth.

Founded in 1987, the agency initially concentrated entirely on product design. In 1998 it moved into the area of urban space and projects, and then in 2002 created a new entity focused on architecture and blue-sky thinking about living spaces. For each project the dedicated team may include designers, graphic artists and architects as needed.

This multi-disciplinary structure allows issues of scale, expertise and product life-cycles to be addressed in a variety of ways, leading to an open and effective creative response.

Whilst covering many areas of industrial design and brand strategy, the strong architectural culture at the agency creates a natural focus on architectural and urban design.

We have created numerous street lighting and street furniture ranges – including several bestsellers installed around the world by leading companies in this market – as well as projects for cities including Arras, Amiens, Milan, Puerto Rico, Paris, Shanghai, Delhi and Rome.

Today the agency offers full-service support to companies and public bodies for innovative product, space and brand projects.

Our expertise includes:

  • Product design for major companies, SMEs and technology start-ups producing everything from household goods, through connected objects to transport equipment.
  • Engineering and technology concepts that connect areas of knowledge, to invent a project architecture or structure a process.
  • Graphic design and brand identity to highlight a deeper identity and stake out a unique brand territory.
  • Urban design, taming the city to enrich, enhance and develop people’s lives.
  • Architectural design, creating living spaces where each element has a meaning, a quality and an identity.