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Patrick Jouin

Born in 1967, Patrick Jouin is a designer who graduated from the École nationale supérieure de création industrielle. He has worked on exceptional projects for Pedrali, FIAM, Cassina, Alki, Leucos, Alessi, Puiforcat, JCDecaux and Fermob. His handwriting, his perception of craftsmanship and drawing, can be found in every one of his projects, from publishing design to urban furniture for the future stations of the Grand Paris Express.

The career of Patrick Jouin and his design studio, Patrick Jouin iD, was recognized by a monographic exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 2009, and honored with the Compasso d'Oro award for the PastaPot Alessi. Several of his creations have entered the permanent collections of museums, notably the "Solid" collection at MOMA, which in 2004 was the first series of 1:1 furniture produced using 3D printing technologies.

The understanding of space and change of scale are equally inspiring for the designer, who is also involved in interior architecture projects with his partner Sanjit Manku, within the Jouin Manku agency founded in 2006. Together, they have designed spaces for chef Alain Ducasse's restaurants, the flagships of jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels, the La Mamounia hotel, and the Air France lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle 2F airport.


On a day-to-day basis, the studio focusses on two areas that are distinct but complementary: product design and urban design.

In an environment that is constantly evolving, our cities are being transformed into places where art, form and function combine to improve our daily lives. In collaboration with Henry Gagnaire, director of urban design, Patrick Jouin hopes to design multiple futures and to contribute to the creation of a new collective heritage.

In parallel, with the support of director of product design Charles Seuleusian, Patrick Jouin seeks to create pieces with singular personality. Their lines, their materials, their very aesthetic, embody the intention of the designer and the manufacturer, while reflecting the desires of those who choose them for their everyday lives.



The power of design is always put in perspective with technology, efficiency and service. It's not a question of providing work that's purely stylistic or aesthetic, but rather of producing an immersive project. We pay particular attention to the importance of detail, the quality of materials, the accuracy of assembly and the perfection of implementation, in order to optimize the result and add even more value to our customer's project.



Patrick Jouin founded his design and urban design studio in 1998. He has worked with a wide range of companies, such as Ligne Roset, Cassina, Fermob and Kartell, and on projects for public space and transport. Becoming increasingly involved in architecture and interior architecture, an architect was needed to complete the team; it was at this moment that the chance encounter came with Sanjit Manku, a Canadian architect travelling through Europe. Chance, a friend in common and a shared language – drawing – brought them quickly together. Their friendship was established and they decided to work together.

A few years later, in 2006, they officially founded Jouin Manku to work together on architecture and interior architecture. Today, the two studios continue to evolve in tandem, Jouin Manku maintaining its design approach in architectural projects, while Patrick Jouin iD reveals an architectural vein in its creations.