In The Hot Seat
Q&A with Philippe Malouin
With an extensive portfolio of furniture and product designs, plus multiple awards under his belt, designer Philippe Malouin is well and truly one to watch. We were curious to gain some exclusive insights from the Wallpaper* Designer of the Year, and the mind behind the Group armchair and sofa.
Covering topics ranging from the day-to-day running of a successful east London studio, to broader musings on his personal design practice, we welcome the Canadian-born creative into the remarkably comfortable hot seat.
Where do you live?
I live in Stoke Newington, London, and my studio is in Hackney Central. It’s a 10 minute cycle, and I love my commute because I cycle through the park and there are dogs everywhere having fun.
How have your design principles influenced your home?
They’re not really related. My home has a lot of different things in it, from a lot of different places and styles. The products I create are clean, minimal and as reduced in appearance as possible. My flat is not like this.