Born in Algeria, Jean Grisoni is a self-educated man. In his early years, he begins a professional career as a graphic designer, and next as an artistic director in various renowned parisian agencies. By then he opens his first consulting agency in visual communication. His clients are mostly cultural institutions and a choice of glamorous brands.
It is while collaborating with la Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) on a line of precious items that Jean Grisoni discovers jewellery design, and is thrilled by this new field, which will not keep him from developing his other interests.
From his native Mediterranean sea, Jean Grisoni has kept an eye for ornament, a relish for powerful jewellery and the lust for chains... When walking on the shore, he harvests lost and found items to make good use of them in his studies.
Thus he makes opposites meet with each other: the rough and the refined, the coarse and the polished, the ordinary and the precious, the incidental and the conceptual, the antique and the contemporary. His own artist's statement often stems from a dissimilarity a contrast.
As much a designer as an image professional, his personal approach leads him both towards the jewellery world along with the design of graphic pieces.