After earning his BA in 1986, Patrick Jouin studied design at the ENSCI of Paris and graduated in 1992. He began working for Thomson Multimedia , before joining the agency Philippe Starck a year later. In 1998, he founded his own agency for design, objects, and interior architecture. It creates pieces that are published by LignRoset , Cassina , Fermob , Kartell and Alessi. His style is often described as discrete and uncluttered. Nevertheless, it is elegant, poetic and combines tradition and modernity.