Pierre Yovanovitch

Pierre Yovanovitch founded his design practice in 2001 after a career in fashion with Pierre Cardin led him to follow his creative passions for interior architecture.


Yovanovitch’s signature haute couture aesthetic combines his mastery of volumes, proportions and light with a particular inclination for raw and refined materials. Through his commitment to exceptional craftsmanship, his work incorporates unparalleled savoir-faire quality with a one-of-a-kind style.


From the early days of his practice, Yovanovitch drew inspiration from the design movement, “Swedish Grace” – of which Axel Einar Hjorth and Gunnar Asplund were central figures in the 1920s – as well as early 20th century American design – particularly Paul Lazlo, Terrence Harold Gibbings, James Mont and Harvey Probber. These influences combined with his knack for whimsy and storytelling established his aesthetic approach.


Central to his interior work is Yovanovitch’s passion for contemporary art. An avid collector himself, Yovanovitch incorporates contemporary works along with commissioning established and emerging artists to create on-site works. He regularly calls on artists such as: Claire Tabouret, Tadashi Kawamata, Alicja Kwade, Johan Creten, Daniel Buren, Giulia Andreani or Matthieu Cossé, to name a few.


Yovanovitch’s own home, Château de Fabrègues in Provence, serves as a platform for the designer’s creative expression – featuring a number of site-specific contemporary art commissions – as well as an embodiment of the designer’s approach to interior architecture.


With offices in both Paris and New York City, Pierre Yovanovitch projects span globally from residential, hospitality, set design and commercial undertakings. In May of 2021, Yovanovitch launched his own furniture brand, Pierre Yovanovitch Mobilier. During this time, the designer also opened the doors to his first furniture showroom space in Paris which will be followed by a New York showroom location set to open in early 2023.

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Château de Fabrègues

The Château de Fabrègues was built in the seventeenth century, nestled among the hills. Four round towers topped with glazed tiles symbolizing the four seasons frame this distinctively Provençal architecture. In 2009 it became my home, my refuge, my place to decompress as often as possible.

I remember our first visit. To get there, we had to travel for miles across ancient tracts of land and charming little villages; it was like going back in time.

Then at a bend in the road, far from everything, the château appeared, embedded in the vegetation. I fell in love with it right away. A large terrace overlooked a vast landscape of hills and woods; I felt this absolute calm, this serenity that I was looking for; it felt like home.

We worked for nearly five years with passion and determination to bring this fading building back to life, along with the original garden which had vanished. It was a crazy, unwieldy project, since the estate had been abandoned for almost a century.

I surrounded myself with exceptional craftsmen, and together we gradually revived what has become my haven of peace.

Today I might say, without vanity, that Fabrègues is the full and complete expression of my taste. A sort of manifesto.

The estate is continually evolving; I want to make it a living place, a place of research, projects, meetings, imagination and freedom.

To me, contemporary art is an essential component for a harmonious project; it is fundamental to my work in general. In this sense, Fabrègues embodies my vision. The art works seem to interact with each other, with the environment itself, creating the soul of the estate.

At the foot of the château, I wanted to make the small chapel, a space dedicated to all types of meditation and where art has pride of place. A few simple wooden benches allow you to rest and contemplate the fresco of children created by Claire Tabouret.

Finally, the park, designed by landscape architect Louis Benech, is the focal point. In another life, I would have liked to be a botanist, and so I fervently nurture my garden. It is alive, rebellious, but faithful, and never stops inspiring me.

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Pierre Yovanovitch Mobilier

Pierre Yovanovitch Mobilier was established by Pierre Yovanovitch in 2021, two decades after founding his interior architecture practice. Known for his signature haute couture aesthetic, the brand combines the designer’s iconic made-to-measure approach with superior craftsmanship, materiality and sustainable sourcing efforts to offer luxury furniture and lighting to the wider public. The furniture and lighting pay homage to Yovanovitch’s Provencal roots, in particular the region’s natural light, rich and varied natural materials and colorways of the surrounding nature, as well as the historic commitment to craft associated with the region. Evolving from Pierre Yovanovitch’s experience creating custom luxury design works for his interiors, and following the success of his two furniture collections debuted through R & Company gallery (2017 and 2019), Pierre Yovanovitch Mobilier pieces are designed and manufactured according to the highest quality standards. The brand focuses on locally and sustainably sourced wood, natural, high quality fibers, hand-blown glass and organic, non-toxic adhesives, to name a few. Furthermore, Pierre Yovanovitch Mobilier works with best-in-class artisans in France and Switzerland who utilize traditional crafting techniques. Partnering with French textile specialists who are recipients of the preeminent “Meilleur ouvrier de France” award are just some of the accolades received by artisan partners.

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Press Coverage

2024 – January

Architectural Digest, Germany

Architectural Digest, US

Architectural Digest, France

Architectural Digest Collector, France

Milk Décoration, France

Domino, US

ELLE Decor, Spain


2023 – December


ELLE Decor, US

Architectural Digest, US

Architectural Digest, Germany

Wallpaper*, UK

Architectural Digest, France

Elle Décoration, France

Geste/s, France

Marie Claire Maison, France


2023 – November

Architectural Digest, France

ELLE Décoration, France

ELLE Decor, Italy

L’Officiel, US

Russh.com, Australia


2023 – October

Le Figaro, France

Madame Figaro, France

Milk Décoration, France

Vogue, France

Vivre Côté Paris, France

Wallpaper*, UK

Artnet News, États-Unis

Est Living, Australia


2023 – September

Open House Magazine, UK

ELLE Décor, Italiy

Harper’s Bazaar, Brazil

Architectural Digest, China

WWD, Japan

ELLE Decor, Korea


2023 – August

France Info, France 

ELLE Décoration, France

ELLE Decor, US

The Wall Street Journal, US

Architectural Digest, US

Vogue Living, Australia 


2023 – July

Harper’s Bazaar, US

Le Quotidien de l’Art, France

Marie Claire Maison, France


2023 – June

Living Corriere, Italy 

Design Boom, Italy 

Milk Décoration, France

ELLE Décoration, France

Architectural Digest Pro, US


2023 – May

Surface Magazine, US

Architectural Digest, France 

Marie Claire Maison, France

IDEAT, France


2023 – April

Casa Vogue, Brazil

Milk Décoration, France

Architectural Digest Collector, France

Architectural Digest, US

Curated Magazine, US

House & Home, UK


2023 – March

Architect’s Newspaper, US

Acumen, France 

Vogue Living, Poland

Abitare, Italy 


2023 – February

Frederic Magazine, US

Wallpaper*, UK

Dezeen, UK 

Icon, UK


2023 – January

Vogue Living, Australia

World of Interiors, US

Designboom, Italy

ELLE Decor, Italy

Corriere della Sera / Living, Italy

La Gazette Drouot, France

Architectural Digest, France


2022 – December 

Architectural Digest US, Spain, Italy, France, Germany

Architectural Digest US


2022 – November

Architectural Digest US


2022 – October

Whitewall, UK


2022 – September

Wall Street Journal, US


2022 – July

Residence, Netherlands


2022 – June

ELLE Decoration, US

Diva Wohnen, Austria

Lyrik Magazine, France

Paris Match, France


2022 – May

ELLE Décoration France

Wallpaper*, UK

M le Monde, France


2022 – April

Galerie Magazine, US

Architectural Digest US

ELLE Decoration Netherlands

Les Echos Série Limitée, France

Architectural Digest, Spain

Le Goût de M podcast, M Le Monde, France

Architectural Digest, France


L’Officiel, Morocco


2022 – March

Design Boom, US

Architectural Digest Italy

Design Milk, US


2022 – January

Architectural Digest Collector France

9/10 Magazine US

Architectural Digest France


2021 – December

Architectural Digest China


2021 – November

Interni & Decor, South Korea

Milk Décoration Hors-série, France

Kommersant, Russia

The Times Luxx UK


2021 – October

ELLE Décoration, France

ELLE Décoration, Mexico

Imagicasa, Belgium

Le Point, France

Les Echos Série Limitée, France

Wallpaper*, UK


2021 – September

IDEAT, France

Marie Claire Maison, France

76 Faubourg, France


2021 – August

Architectural Digest, Mexico


2021 – July

Architectural Digest, Italy

Architectural Digest, India

Harper’s Bazaar, Arabia

Architectural Digest, France


2021 – June

Architectural Digest, Germany

Vanity Fair, France

Milk Décoration, France

The Design Edit, US

Marie-Claire Maison, France


2021 – May

FT: How To Spend It, UK

Wallpaper*, UK

Knack Weekend, Belgium

Le Figaro, France


2021 – April

Architectural Digest, Spain

Architectural Digest, Hors-série spécial Décoration, France


2021 – March

Kinfolk, US

Zeit Magazin, Germany


2021 – February

Architectural Digest, Germany

Architectural Digest, France, Hors-série Décoration

L’Officiel, France


2021 – January

Architectural Digest, US

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