Patrick Jouin was born in Nantes, France, in 1967. He got his diploma â€œENSCI-les Ateliersâ€, Ecole nationale supÃ©rieure de crÃ©ation industrielle, in 1992 in Paris. Working as a designer for the â€œCompagnie des Wagons-litsâ€ and for â€œtim thomâ€, THOMSON multimedia, with the Art Direction of Philippe Starck, he collaborated with Philippe Starckâ€™s studio in Paris from 1995 to 1999. He was awarded Designer of the Year in 2003 at Maison & Objet, Paris. His firm, founded in 1999, is so busy it has been split in two: Patrick Jouin ID, for the design of objects, and Jouin Manku (in partnership with Sanjit Manku), for interiors and architecture. Even the most exacting design snob should find something to like among his output, so varied and multiform are his realizations.
Patrick Jouin stands out through his elegant, clean style designed to serve the project: the quest for balance between tradition and innovation leads to luminous, enchanted designs. Taste and close attention to technique is one of the permanent characteristics of Patrick Jouinâ€™s designs. He is also hailed for his ability to keep together the functionality of an object and the design of a space, its line and beauty: an alliance that ensures long-term protection for his production.