Patrick Jouin was born in 1967, in Nantes, France. After graduating from the ENSCI, the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle, in 1992, Patrick started working as a designer at "Compagnie des Wagon-Lits" and "Tim Thom" Thomson Multimedia. In 1995, Patrick joined Philip Starck's studio in Paris and in 1998, he started his own studio: the Agence Patrick Jouin. Grounded in a desire to make extraordinary modern experiences, it did not take long before the studio expanded from mere product design to entire interiors and full scale architectural projects. In 2004, Patrick Jouin also started up a research atelier for furniture, which lead him to explore new techniques and materials, and resulted in the Solid collection.