During this year’s Salone del Mobile, held during mid-April in Milan, French-born designer Patrick Jouin sat down in the Kartell booth with RECORD to discuss his new chair design for the Italian plastic furnishings company.

Patrick Jouin
Patrick Jouin

Listen in as Jouin explains the technology that gives his new Thalya chair for Kartell new levels of strength while remaining lightweight, as well as why he became a designer, and what his firm is working on next.

A former artistic director for fellow French designer Philippe Starck, Jouin opened his own studio in Paris in 1998. His firm, which has designed a range of products from lighting and furnishings to electronics, is known for their experience with the latest industrial design techniques including rapid prototyping and gas injection.

In addition to product design, Jouin’s other work includes designs for manufacturer exhibition spaces and hospitality interiors, including the Chlösterli restaurant in Gstaad, Switzerland and the Mix Las Vegas restaurant.

Listen in as Jouin explains the technology that gives his new Thalya chair for Kartell new levels of strength while remaining lightweight, as well as why he became a designer, and what his firm is working on next.

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