One of the benefits — and there are many — of being on a non-working visitor's visa during my year-long stay in Paris is that I have plenty of time to wait around in doctor’s offices reading magazines (when I have an appointment, of course. I don’t just do this for fun…yet
). It was while reading an otherwise non-descript French fashion magazine that I first saw the work of Parisian interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch — and fell in love.
Much google-ing ensued and I am pleased to share the results of my search with you. It turns out that Yovanovitch originally worked as a fashion designer for Pierre Cardin and only fell into interior work when faced with a redo of his own Paris apartment. He formed his company in 2000 and has been designing amazing homes around the world — but primarily in Paris — ever since.
Now perhaps you’ve already heard of Yovanovitch and I’ve just been living under a rock, but I’m totally blown away by his aesthetic. I’m particularly impressed by his manipulation of form and volume, especially where curves are concerned. Curves are notoriously difficult to incorporate into modern design (when done poorly, the results are reminiscent of 1980's Miami Vice
sets) and Yovanovitch manages to use them effectively in both his interior architecture and furniture pieces.
If you have a little bit of free time, I highly recommend viewing several of the slide shows of his work on his website
— you will not be disappointed!
Images: Pierre Yovanovitch, Maison.com