Go Inside Pierre Yovanovitch’s Devastatingly Chic New Showroom in Paris
Crafted in collaboration with Atelier Mériguet-Carrère, the dazzling space combines pieces from the architect’s Mobilier collection with contemporary artworks and daring artisan commissions
Designer extraordinaire Pierre Yovanovitch is revered for his transportive residential and hospitality spaces that combine art and artisan pieces to dazzling effect. His newest creation may be one of his most personal concepts to date—a by-appointment Paris showroom that features new and existing pieces from his Mobilier collections with exciting artworks and daring artisan creations.
“We wanted the new showroom to serve as a space where people can experience our furniture and lighting first-hand, in an in-depth way,” Yovanovitch tells Galerie. “I wanted to create immersive vignettes in the space, using a variation of bold wall colors and contemporary art pieces, to serve as a stage for the pieces and also show how versatile the works can be in a variety of contexts.”
Located within the same 18th-century hôtel particulier as Yovanovitch’s headquarters, the space was crafted in collaboration with Atelier Mériguet-Carrère, a Paris-based decorative workshop whose gilding, trompe l’oeil, and restorative techniques have enhanced rooms for everyone from Saint Laurent and Boucheron to the Hôtel de Crillon and the Castle of Versailles. At the showroom, Atelier Mériguet-Carrère made a rich wall color that creates a vibrant backdrop for the remarkable artworks and pieces of collectible design on display.
Here, the designer teamed up with galleries such as Kamel Mennour, Max Hetzler, Almine Rech, and Thaddaeus Ropac for a thoughtful curation of art by Tadashi Kawamata, Camille Henrot, Jérémy Demester, Zhang Wei, Raymond Hains, Erwin Wurm, and Johan Creten. Additionally, painter Matthieu Cossé produced a number of custom plates that are installed on the gallery’s walls.
Visitors will also discover a number of Yovanovitch‘s designs, among them his Asymmetry sofa, Flare floor lamp, Tipsy side table, Flint chair, and Giddy mirror. As a result, the harmonious space breathes new life into its historical setting, thanks to Yovanovitch’s architectural style, custom concepts, and furniture designs that combine to create a truly remarkable experiential setting.