Canadian Philippe Malouin is an expert on creating objects that endure
The designer, Philippe Malouin, who arrived in London eight years ago with just a few suitcases on his hand has now built an outstanding career on the interior design industry. With a bachelor’s degree from the Design Academy Eindhovenand studies at the École Nationale Superieure de Création Industrielle in Paris, he set up his own studio in 2009. His portfolio includes working with the English Designer Tom Dixon, directing the architecturial studio Post-office and clients such as Hem, Ace Hoteland Kvadrat.
Philippe Malouinhas built his own name on the creation of interior design objects that endure. Tables, rugs, chairs, lights , art objects and installations, the designer has himself a cutting-edge body of work, being awarded with the W Hotels “Designer of the Future” and the Wallpaper “Best Use of Material”.
His love for designcomes from a young age. The designer has always been fascinated by the world of arts throughout is life and took a few preparatory courses in art, design, theatherand journalism. His traveling and experience in other fields made him understand that design was his career.
“I had always been interested in building things as a child and we had a workshop at home where I could play around. It just really made sense that it became my career.
Philippe Malouin decided to start his own studio based on the idea of freedom to create whatever he pleases. Although Furniture designhas been a huge part of his career, the studio also decorates spaces and creates art installations on larger scales. The experiment of materials and projects is what matters to the designer.
“as the world of design is changing, I think it’s best to be good at many different things.”
Like any other professional in the artindustry, inspiration sometimes can be hard to find. Philippe Malouin‘s method is very effective. He gets inspired on anything, it can be the smallest detail on the sidewalk or even a peculiar bench in the nearest park, he takes photographs and happens to take notes everytime something might be used on his creations.
Malouin‘s design studio Post-Office has used a minimal color palette and custom-designed furniture to turn a London warehouse into the UK head office of skincare brand Aesop. Take a look at his work: