“Explorer at heart” Pierre Charpin honoured for design

Pierre Charpin has been named by French lifestyle event organiers Maison & Objet as Designer of the Year and will showcase his work in a self-designed hub at the group’s fair in January.

Described by Maison & Objet as “an explorer at heart”, Charpin has collaborated with the likes of Alessi, Hermès, Ligne Roset and Hay.

“Pierre Charpin keeps his eye for plastic arts and stamps his unique style on every piece he designs – formal simplicity, softened by curved lines and often highlighted by distinctive chromatic choices,” said Maison&Objet.

Charpin was born in 1962 in the outskirts of Paris to a family of artists and  trained at the Bourges School of Fine Arts.