In Residence: Pierre Yovanovitch

The French interior designer guides us through his seventeenth-century monastic chateau.

by NOWNESS Published on : Feb 06, 2020

Cloistered in ninety acres of Provençal woodland and only accessible by a two-mile stretch of country road, the Château de Fabrègues is home to French interior and furniture designer Pierre Yovanovitch.

The Paris-based aesthete made a name for himself in the fashion industry after a successful run as the menswear designer for Pierre Cardin. In 2001 Yovanovitch left the fashion house to open his own interior atelier, which has welcomed high-profile commercial projects from Christian Louboutin, Kering, and boutique hotel and retail units across the world.

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Yovanovitch’s home is a vision of eclectic minimalism inspired by contemporary art, vintage design, architecture, and operatic staging. One of the most recent additions to his turreted seventeenth-century chateau is a chapel that has been decorated with carnivalesque frescos by painter Claire Tabouret, a frequent artistic collaborator of the designer.

Each room in the restored farmhouse contains a mixture of ornate gypsum fireplaces, Mohair rugs, rough-hewn oak furniture and basilica-inspired coffered ceilings. The designer, who has described his personal style as ‘monk-like but comfortable’, tempers the building’s luxury with a Scandinavian and American aesthetic that unwinds the body and mind.

Next up, In Residence: Xavier Corbero

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