Secret corners 22·08·2019
La Maison de Pierre Yovanovitch: interior design as a piece of art lifestyle
After eight years in the creative team of designer, Pierre Cardin, Pierre Yovanovitch decided to create his very own studio in 2001 in order to devote all his time to his real passion: interior design.
With the American designers of the 40s and 60s and the Scandinavian style of Axel Einar Hjorth as a source of inspiration, Yovanovitch creates refined but unpretentious atmospheres in which modern elements go hand in hand with vintage art pieces.
The designer’s greatest work is his own studio, La Maison, a living reflection of his signature seal: Made in France.
In La Maison, the interior design studio at 6 rue Beauregard in Paris, some of the most important projects in France have been designed right there. Since its creation in 2001, Pierre Yovanovitch‘s office has designed prestigious public and private commissions such as a 5-star hotel in the heart of Paris and a 17th-century castle in Provence. Further on from the Gallic country, Pierre Yovanovitch has decorated contemporary high-level residences in New York, as well as other homes, restaurants and offices around the world, confirming his great international projection.
The key to the success of Pierre Yovanovitch is none other than his style. Forged in the fashion world by Pierre Cardin, who he worked with for more than eight years, this reflects eclecticism and his own personality. It is precisely La Maison from where one can take in Yovanovitch’s pure Made in France style, his own studio and the greatest work of his interior design.
Yovanovitch travelled all over the world thanks to Pierre Cardin, for whom he designed the men’s fashion collection. After that creative opportunity, he left fashion behind in order to devote all his time to his greatest passion: interior design; a job he has done for some 18 years.
La Maison: Pierre Yovanovitch’s artistic temple
Once inside La Maison, an imposing wrought iron spiral staircase can be seen which almost greets guests on arrival. It is just one of the countless artistic pieces and architectural elements from the twentieth century that Yovanovitch offers in the artistic temple which is his own office. Revered by other architects for the unique control of volume and proportions, as well as restructuring historical spaces to adapt them to the contemporary lifestyle, Yovanovitch reflects his eclectic style and taste for art in La Maison.
“Warm, intellectual, not very tidy … but elegant.” (Ideat, June 2017). This is how Pierre Yovanovitch describes his studio project. Created from the imagination of Pierre Yovanovitch, this office showcases the talent of its creator.
Wood, marquetry marble floors and sculpted metal doors go hand in hand in La Maison with signature furniture and artistic pieces. Sculptures like Untitled by Erwin Wurm intermingle with antique furniture to create an exquisite French-style atmosphere. Another of its identity hallmarks is custom-made furniture. Some designed by him due to his role as a designer and the collaboration with elite artisans. Other pieces like ‘Untitled’, are from classic and contemporary designers, to whom he entrusts that personal touch with the decor.
Haute couture architectural approach
Coming from various influences such as fashion and the interior design from American designers in the 40s, 50s and 60s, Pierre Yovanovitch’s style is as ostentatious and refined as it is both minimalist and functional. Taking Axel Einar Hjorth and his Scandinavian style as a source of inspiration, Yovanovitch recreates Nordic atmospheres which oozes unpretentious refinement. Harmonious volumes and strict lines softened by light are the result of strategic interior lighting. Colour and sinuous shapes encourage creativity and the resurgence of ideas.
Sobriety, balance, comfort and modernity; Pierre Yovanovitch’s key words. The ultimate perfectionist and ambassador of French style, he sees each project as a work of art.
La Maison, which emerged in 2016 as the new studio headquarters for Pierre Yovanovitch and his partner, Matthieu Cussac, is located in an old 18th-century hotel in Sentier, Paris. A personal enrichment project for Yovanovitch. A permanent connection between craftsmanship, art and architecture.
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