Love Exhibition by Pierre Yovanovitch [New York]

To bring my work out of the context of a private home and into a scenography of my creation is so special, as it not only allows me to dabble in my passion for set design and narrative and showcase my designs to the greater public, which is something I rarely have the privilege to do,” says French designer Pierre Yovanovitch

– Last month, at New York’s R & Company gallery his storytelling exhibition LOVE, explored the variations on the theme through his furnishing and lighting.

With more than 20 new pieces displayed through this immersive experience, leading visitors across a series of staged scenes centered around the imaginary character Miss Oops, who recurs throughout Yovanovitch’s works.

Keeping with his signature style of understated elegance, Yovanovitch enlisted woodworkers, ceramicists, ironworkers, glassmakers and upholsterers to create a new armchair, table, sofa, table, and, for the first time from the designer, a bed frame and bed from Hästens Los Angeles. In addition to these new works, Yovanovitch selected a number of contemporary works from galleries Perrotin New York, Lehmann Maupin New York, Salon 94, Almine Rech New York, Kamel Mennour as well as artworks from Claire Tabouret to display.

“Pierre Yovanovitch is the key to the future of the French decorative arts.”

states R & Company co-founder Zesty Meyers.

His interiors have an amazing warmth, beauty and subtlety which makes the spaces dynamic. By adding humor to serious design, he creates a new aesthetic. He simultaneously pays respect to the history of decorative arts while pushing them forward.

Photography by Stephen Kent Johnson