Jean-Pierre Blanc, director of Villa Noailles in Hyères, France, first invited Pierre Yovanovitch to design the art center’s retail space in 2019. Following the success of this partnership, Pierre was tasked with reimagining the boutique’s interior once again in 2020. Both times, Pierre created a space which highlighted the art center’s support of emerging and established contemporary design while also paying homage to the building’s architectural history, originally designed by Robert Mallet-Stevens. Yovanovitch implemented archways and bold colors to reflect the cubist history of the building as well as the Villa’s garden. Building off of his love of the opera and set design, Yovanovitch dramatized the staging of objects with contrasts of materials and shapes as well as furniture pieces of his own design. In 2020, Pierre worked alongside Graziella Semerciyan gallery, who curated the a mix of contemporary and vintage design objects for the space, including works from former Design Parade finalists. He also worked that year with famed paint company, Mériguet-Carrère, to come up with the vibrant palette of the space.
Mrs. Oops Chair