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Criteria is bringing the works of French designer Pierre Yovanovitch to Melbourne

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The works of eminent French interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch are travelling to Melbourne for an exhibition curated and hosted at Criteria. The gallery, which spotlights contemporary design, will be the first to debut the projects of Yovanovitch in Australia, and will receive a makeover by Yovanovitch himself to mark the occasion. In the past, Criteria has spotlighted the works of interior artists like Ben Mazey, Oko Olo, Ruth Allen and Claudia Lau.

The exhibition will provide a chance for Australian design stalwarts to encounter the French designer's most renown furniture, including the Mama Bear Armchair and Mindy Sofa, along with Yovanovitch's Roze Dining Table and sculptural Flare Lamp.

It will also offer attendees a unique look into Yovanovitch's design ethos and language, often referred to as his signature haute couture aesthetic, which was influenced by a career in menswear at Pierre Cardin and cultivated in the years since he first opened his Paris-based design atelier in 2001.

“With a commitment to fostering creativity and design excellence, we are delighted to offer Australian design audiences a unique opportunity to be immersed in Pierre Yovanovitch’s world of design," says Rachael Fry, founder and creative director of Criteria. "From meticulously crafted furniture to avant-garde interior concepts, the exhibition promises a visual journey through the intersection of art and functionality."

The announcements comes off the back of a big year for Yovanovitch and his studio. In December, the headquarters for Pierre Yovanovitch Mobilier New York – the designer's made-to-measure, craftsmanship-forward furniture brand – is set to open its doors. Meanwhile, back in October the designer unveiled his first gallery in the Marais, Paris, commemorating the occasion with a special anniversary collection of his Asymmetry Chair.

The exhibition is scheduled for 2024, with the collection opening to the public from March 14 through to May 2. For more information, head to Critera's website. Otherwise, watch this space as new details emerge.

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Image two: Mindy Sofa, Ball Cushion, Quinn Coffee Table, Candy Pebble Side Table, Honeymoon Sconce, Eloi Armchair, Wave Console