Patrick Jouin is a ceramics, furniture, interior, and product designer, whose clients include Materialise.MGX. He has been presented with numerous awards. In 1998, he received the Prix de la Presse Internationale at the Salon du Meuble, Paris; the VIA (French Furniture Association) Label award for the Facto chair; and the VIA Carte Blanche grant. This was followed by the VIA Label (for the sofa/bed Morphée) in 1999; by the Prix de l’Innovation Monoprix (for the toy Pistache la Vache) in 2002; and by the Prix de l’Enseigne d’Or (for the store BE) in 2003, in which year he was also made Creator of the Year at Maison & Objet, Paris. More recently, in 2006, he received the award for Best Restaurant at the Travel + Leisure Design Awards, for Mix in Las Vegas, and the Étoile de l’Observeur du Design from the APCI (Agency for the Promotion and Creation of Industrial Design), for his Evol dinnerware. In 2007, he was given the Best Shop of the Year award from Travel + Leisure and Interior Design magazines; the Prix de l’Innovation at Maison & Objet, for NightCove; the Designer of the Year award, Elle Decoration (France); and the Passeport Créateur sans Frontières from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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