Art and beauty : a family affair
The love for art flows like an uninterrupted stream in the Guillon family. A long history that finds its roots in Neuilly-sur-Seine, where Charles Sedelmeyer born in 1837 in Vienna, father to Didier Guillon’s great-grandmother, was reputed to be one of the greatest collectors of the 19th Century. An exquisite taste for what is rare, beautiful and precious, which has been passed on from one generation to the next. It is since he was aged 12 that Didier Guillon, President and Artistic Director of the Valmont Group, strode along the exhibitions and the great classic museums such as the Prado in Madrid, the Tate Modern in London or the Moma in New York, hand in hand with his father. That’s how, from a very young age, Didier Guillon discovered art and its subtleties, and looked with different eyes at the works of the great Picasso, the iconic Velazquez, Goya and the Catalan painter Antoni Tapiès.
A great fan of modern and contemporary art, Didier Guillon considers art as a great source of inspiration to imagine the universe of Valmont cosmetics. Since art and beauty have in common a deep aesthetic notion, he combines the creation of beauty products with his personal artistic vision, according to a precise artistic line that results in a unique design and choice of colours.
It is this unquenchable passion that Mr Guillon honours with the creation of the Valmont Foundation.www.valmont.swiss
The Valmont Foundation
Both refuge and reservoir of works carefully selected with the look of an enthusiast, the Valmont Foundation stands as a cultural and philanthropic institution. With the Valmont Foundation, Didier Guillon invites artists to collaborate on art projects. Present in 2015 at the Biennale in Venice with The Dialogue Of Fire, in 2016, on the beautiful island of Hydra with EL CUOR NO SE VENDE, the Valmont Foundation looks for places that stimulate the visitors’ imagination.
A family business; a brand ambassador of the Swiss cosmetic excellence; an international vision…
In 90 references, 25 professional cares, 2000 points of sale distributed in 43 countries, the Valmont brand has witnessed an unprecedented expansion since its creation in 1985. After more than 30 years, the mission of the Valmont cosmetics is to offer a top performance in the anti-aging skin care products. Internationally famous as “The Magician of Time”, Valmont perpetuates a unique expertise in the Swiss cell cosmetics, offering immediate results, long-lasting performance and unequalled quality. A fantastic family saga that conveys the taste for cosmetics, science and innovation generation after generation.