Born in 1967 in Nantes, France, Patrick Jouin stands out as an awarded famous designer with international appeal.
His success and fame are owed to his great creativity as industrial designer and decorative artist.
For him there is an eternal bond between architecture and design: every single aspect of space, from the height of the ceiling to the handle of the door, from spiral stairways to a small teaspoon, expresses his combined vision of objects, spaces and structures.
His personal pure style, characterized by a timeless elegance, gives birth to creative pieces that adapt to all kinds of interiors. Patrick Jouin’s design language privileges noble natural materials such as wood, an element that awakens our senses thanks to its warmth, colour, fragrance and softness.
Nicolas Profit Design Elements studio is based in Paris. Since 2012, it has been developing projects that range from product, lighting and furniture design, to visual concepts and space planning.
In particular the studio designs tailor-made pieces and models for contract use with Italian brands.
His work is a search for simplicity and consistency. The product is a point of balance between its cultural and social context and its intrinsic qualities of use, ergonomics and evocative capacity, between the care taken in the design of details and materials and the industrial efficiency of the design.
Before creating his studio, Nicolas Profit designed many award-winning products for electronics brands: from 1996 in Philippe Stark's team for Thomson Multimedia, Tim Thom, then for other major European, American and Chinese brands.
As an industrial designer, Nicolas Profit is a graduate of Ensci - Les Ateliers, in Paris.
Bernard Khoury was born in Beirut in 1968. He studied architecture at the Rhode Island school of Design (BFA 1990 / B.Arch 1991) and received a Master in Architectural Studies from Harvard University (M.Arch 1993). In 2001, he was awarded, by the municipality of Rome, the honorable mention of the Borromini Prize given to architects under forty years of age. In 2004 he was awarded the Architecture + Award. He is the co-founder of the Arab Center for Architecture. He was a visiting professor in several design and architecture schools, including the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, L’Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. He has lectured and exhibited his work in over one-hundred-twenty prestigious academic institutions in Europe and the U.S. including a solo show of his work given by the International Forum for Contemporary Architecture at the Aedes gallery in Berlin (2003) and numerous group shows including YOUprison at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin (2008) and Spazio at the opening show of the MAXXI museum in Rome (2010). He was the architect and co-curator of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national pavilion at the Venice Biennale’s 14th International Architecture Exhibition in 2014. Khoury started an independent practice in 1993. His work has been extensively published by the professional press. Over the past twenty years, his office has developed an international reputation and a significant diverse portfolio of projects both locally and in over fifteen countries abroad.
The ambition of Jean-Philippe Nuel Studio is to write a unique story for each project that is nourished by the spirit of the place and by a true exchange with the Client.
The spirit of the place: whether it is a new construction or a renovation, the environment is the starting point of the project. It's about the surrounding, the city, the region and even the country with its unique culture.
The place, or more exactly the atmosphere of the place, is the very essence of the project, the common thread that gives meaning, beyond a simple aesthetic ambition.
This adequacy with the environment is never a loss of identity but rather an openness towards a modernity that is never without roots.
The Client : he is a source of inspiration, too. The Studio approaches both large companies with their DNA and individuals with their personalities, trying
to understand them in order to build the project as an alchemy where the client, the place and our gaze make it possible to find for each project a unique solution with a new identity.
Born in Grenoble, France, in 1977, Majd Berrada grew up in Casablanca, Morocco, where he obtained his baccalaureate at Lycée Lyautey, before returning to Grenoble where he began studying architecture. He graduated from the Marseille Luminy School of Architecture, where he complemented with finance studies at the Marseille Business School for real estate operations.
After a professional experience in France, he decided to settle in Morocco. He worked at the Zagury agency where he was project manager, before launching his own agency MBA in 2008. His projects are very diverse, with a specialty for luxury residences.
In 2015, he created the Zima Design studio, with his wife Zineb Berrada, an architect trained at the schools of architecture in Grenoble, Marseille Luminy and Paris Lavillette, with the aim of completing their know-how in interior design.