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Jean Nouvel was born on 12 August 1945 in Fumel, a city located in southeast France. While attending the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he became the assistant of renowned French architect Claude Parent and later to cultural theorist and urbanist Paul Virilio. In 1970, he opened his first agency with François Seigneur as associate. After receiving his degree the following year he met critic Georges Boudaille, who introduced him as the architect for the Biennale de Paris of the same year. Nouvel has always been very conscious of the architectural needs of cities and their residents. He was a founding member of the architectural movement Mars 1976 and Syndicat de l’Architecture as well as contributing to the organization of the international competition for the redevelopment of the Les Halles district in Paris. Nouvel, as both architect and designer, has been the recipient of numerous awards in recent years including the prestigious silver medal from the Académie d’Architecture in 1980 and the “Gran Prix d’Architecture” for all of his projects for the year 1987. He also won the “Equerre d’Argent” that same year for his excellent designs of minimalist furniture. His work is exhibited in some of the world’s finest museums such as Madrid’s Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Exposeum Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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City: PARIS

Nation: FRANCE

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  • RBC SHOWROOM

    Jean Nouvel Design designed the last RBC furniture showroom, opened on January 2th, 2018 in the fifteenth district of Paris.  Two exhibition space stands behind the redesigned facade with two large front windows. Upon the entrance, several interactive screens showcase the different stages of the...

  • MG8 - SAINT JEAN DE LUZ

    Located in the centre of town, in the rue Gambetta, this historic Saint Jean-de Luz boutique has been entirely rethought by Jean Nouvel Design.  The proprietors called on the Paris studio to inject a dose of modernity while preserving the DNA of the place. The idea was to enhance the building by...

  • CACHAREL STORE

    First opening in the heart of Paris, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. An area of 100 sqm on two levels, right on the corner of the legendary boulevard and rue de Buci, here is where Jean Nouvel Design offers graphic designs combining geometric lines and artistic motifs.  From the street, the eye is drawn...

  • RUCO LINE FLAGSHIP STORE

    Jean Nouvel has often declared his hostility to the trivialising effects of commercial franchises. Invited to overhaul Ruco Line boutiques worldwide, he thereby takes up a major contemporary challenge: how to prolong the memory and retain the specificity of real places, wherever they happen to be,...

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  • KNP

    KNP: question on the archetype of the sofa, reimagining nowadays techniques, to propose a new way to live, to rest, to love, to roll, to keep apart: to make a “nest”…. The ingredients of KNP. revive the base techniques of Arflex atelier: structure in multiply wood, mattress in differentiated...

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