Patrick Jouin was born in Nantes in 1967, and received his diploma at Ensci-les Ateliers in 1992. He worked as designer for the Wagons-Lits company and in 1993 began a short collaboration with a company producing television sets, under the artistic direction of Philippe Starck, in whose studio he went on to work until 1999. Jouin has produced designs under his own name since 1998.
Patrick Jouin is a designer whose creativity finds expression in industrial design for the decorative arts. Patrick has worked with top manufacturers on exceptional projects. He has found a place in the landscape of international design where only a few know how to evolve with both the ease and strength that he does. Patrick Jouin’s career and his design agency, Patrick Jouin ID, were highly praised by a monographic exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 2009. They were also honoured with the Compasso d’Oro in 2011.
Many of his creations are in the permanent collections of museums worldwide, including the “Solid” collection at MOMA, which in 2004 was the first series of life size furniture made by 3D printing technology. Patrick Jouin is also involved in interior design projects with his partner Sanjit Manku, within the agency Jouin Manku founded in 2006.