Pierre Yovanovitch wanted his first monograph to be more than just a coffee table book full of pictures. The interior architect, who launched his Paris-based design atelier nearly two decades ago after working as a menswear designer for the legendary Pierre Cardin, said he was eager to showcase his projects—many of which the public has never seen before—by taking the reader on a visual journey with an insider’s perspective. “[The book provides] a detailed description of the design process and our intention behind each project is told as first-person narrative,” Yovanovitch says.
Pierre Yovanovitch: Interior Architecture (Rizzoli New York, $65) debuted earlier this week and features 368 pages starring fourteen of Yovanovitch’s sublime projects, which showcase his love for incorporating contemporary art, vintage furniture, and other elements, as well as site-specific pieces from commissioned artists. The diverse portfolio features his international work, including a mansion in Paris, a hotel and winery in Portugal, a chalet in the Swiss Alps, and even an exclusive look into Château de Fabrègues, his own private estate in Provence, France. Those pages highlight the Château’s Louis Benech-designed landscape and a large-scale fresco created on-site by French artist Claire Tabouret, who also penned the book’s foreword.
“My home is so special to me and in many ways, it’s one of the most true representations of my aesthetic,” Yovanovitch says. “It’s a sacred space for me and something I’ve put a lot of time and energy into so it was important for the world to see it and also for me to describe it firsthand.”
The monograph is available in French and English in select locations and at rizzoliusa.com.
Book cover credit: ©Pierre Yovanovitch: Interior Architecture, Rizzoli New York, 2019.