Pierre Charpin has been named Maison et Objet’s Designer of the Year and will showcase his work in a self-designed hub at the fair in January.
At the fair, the chosen designer showcases their work in a space entirely designed by and dedicated to them. Last year Japanese studio Nendo created a chocolate-themed lounge area in Paris, while US designer Rafael de Cárdenas brought a neon jungle to Miami.
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The most recent winner was London designer Ilse Crawford, who created a Designers’ Studio with spaces to help visitors to the Paris fair “relax, collapse, recharge, recap, reconnect, regroup and refresh”.
Since the early 1990s Charpin has devoted himself to designing furniture and objects. In 1990 his first solo exhibition was held at the Galerie Perkal, in Paris, where he presented his research into the possibility of “anthropomorphic” furniture, and a series of silver tableware objects.
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