JUDGE PHILIPPE MALOUIN

DE­SIGNER

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Last year’s De­signer of the Year has had an­other busy year, with new pro­jects for brands such as Res­i­dent, Zaozuo and SCP, as well as an ex­hi­bi­tion chron­i­cling the ten years since he opened his stu­dio, shown in Hyères’ Villa Noailles as part of south­ern France’s an­nual De­sign Pa­rade fes­ti­val. Seen to­gether, the works demon­strated the Cana­dian de­signer’s ver­sa­til­ity with ma­te­ri­als and craft, and his ex­per­i­men­ta­tion with shapes and con­cepts. Coin­ci­den­tally, his suc­ces­sor, Pierre Yo­vanovitch, also took part in De­sign Pa­rade. ‘Pierre’s pro­jects are al­ways re­fined and utilise tex­ture, light and colour in­tel­li­gently,’ says Malouin. ‘He does more with less, be­cause less is more.’

Pho­tog­ra­phy: Rose Marie Cromwell Writer: Rosa Bertoli

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