We’ve had the pleasure to be apart of Pierre Yovanovitch’s most recent work at the “Oops” exhibition in New York. From September 7th, to October 26th 2017, the French interior architect turned the space of R & Company, a New York gallery, into a setting of prodigious scenography. He unveiled 24 pieces of furniture created exclusively for the event.
For over a year, Yovanovitch and his team worked with craftspersons, such as cabinet makers, ceramists, ironworkers, textiles specialists, and upholsterers to realize this splendid vision of his.
Les ateliers Jouffre were in charge of fabricating all of the upholstery including an enormous asymmetrical sofa, armchairs, a circular bench, a “MAD” armchair, round and berlingot-shaped cushions and the famous “Ours” armchair.
This was the first time fabricating the Ours armchairs in sheepskin and in 3 different sizes : Mama Bear, Papa Bear and Baby Bear.
“Oops” is a marriage of the unexpected – the old and the new,” said Arlyn Hernandez in Introspective Magazine. Indeed, Yovanovitch wanted to mix vintage design and contemporary work: “It was a chance to initiate a dialogue between twentieth and twenty-first-century design while trying to maintain close attention to detail in both aesthetics and production” explained the French designer.
The R & Company exhibition was Yovanovitch’s solo debut in the United States, and he intends to carry this momentum and settle on American ground as his next location for design offices.
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