house and home

November 19, 2020

I came across this image today (below) and the work of architect and furniture designer, Pierre Yovanovitch and I was swept away by the beautiful, organic forms that travel through his designs. There’s something very warm and natural about his interiors, with a definite sense of whimsy and play. Have a look at his furniture designs; I’m kind of bonkers about this table and his fabulous Mr. Oops chair. I watched this lovely short film about his Provençal home –– the colours and mood are lovely –– and it was interesting to hear him talk about the experience of designing a home for oneself versus a client. “There is a kind of ambiguity in the projects we do for ourselves.” His home is filled with what he calls, “incidents,’ a painting or an object or a perspective that creates an opportunity for surprise, tension and imperfection. He works with artists and likes to give them freedom to express themselves. His ceilings are covered in drawings, and for the little chapel on his property he asked his friend to Claire Tabouret to paint a fresco. “Working with artists is pretty wonderful. It enriches simple architecture.”


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