Lebeau Outdoor Table
Following the success of the first model in 2003 and then the wood version in 2017, the Lebeau round table makes its way outdoors in 2022. Patrick Jouin’s architectural design receives an update in aluminum, a material selected for its durability, lightweight, and long life span. On this evolving technical and aesthetic journey, the table retains its iconic silhouette but with an updated design reducing the number of staves from 22 to ten. In a crescendo of proportions, this architectural structure branches out from the central column with tubular sections that become thinner as they converge toward the center. The overall effect is an enchanting visual symphony as light passes through them. Lebeau Outdoor maintains the expressive originality of its archetype while, in this new context, is a transformative piece, appearing to bloom, perpetuating the dialogue between nature and design.
Patrick Jouin, born in Nantes in 1967, is a designer whose creativity finds an expression in industrial design for the decorative arts. After receiving his diploma at Ensci-les Ateliers in 1992, he began a short collaboration with a company producing television sets, under the artistic direction of Philippe Starck, in whose studio he went on to work until 1999. Jouin’s collaborations with famous French chef Alain Ducasse brought him into the international limelight. Jouin designed the interiors and furnishings of restaurants in Paris and New York.
With the top manufacturers, Cassina, Kartell, Alessi, Puiforcat, JC Decaux or Fermob, and for exceptional projects, Patrick found a place in the landscape of international design where few know how to evolve with both ease and strength as he does. Patrick Jouin's career and his design agency, Patrick Jouin ID, were consecrated by a monographic exhibition at Centre Pompidou in 2009. They were also honored with the Compasso d'Oro in 2011. Many of his creations are in the permanent collections of museums worldwide, including the "Solid" collection at MOMA, which in 2004 was the first series of real-size furniture made by 3D printing technology. Patrick Jouin is also involved in interior design projects with his partner Sanjit Manku, within the agency Jouin Manku founded in 2006.