French Design Phenom Patrick Jouin Makes His American Museum Debut at Museum of Arts & Design


NEW YORK, NY.- In the latest edition of MADProjects, which explores emerging trends and innovations in the design world, the Museum of Arts and Design will present Patrick Jouin: From Kitchen to Table, the first solo exhibition at an American museum of the work of this prolific 42-year-old French designer. The show will open on November 9, 2010 and run through February 6, 2011. A protégé of Philippe Starck, Jouin established his own studio in 1999. Since then, the Paris-based designer’s career ascent has been meteoric, with projects spanning quite literally from the spoon—Zermatt flatware for Puiforcat—to the city—street furniture for Paris, including a self-cleaning lavatory. His technical wizardry has made him a master of material transformation, as perhaps best exemplified by his revolutionary 2005 Solid polyurethane and resin chair series, produced through