Biography

VINCENT POUJARDIEU

Bordeaux-born Vincent Poujardieu trained at the Bordeaux Art College (Ecole des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux).

His free spirit and uncompromising nature led him to become a state-of-the-art designer. Little by little he started marrying cutting-edge technology with his personal designing skills. From this alliance, wonderful lines and shapes emerged coupled with a never-ending questioning of the meaning of objects and challenge to the laws of balance. His designs, enhanced by the materials used, give an impression of unlimited force through their feat and sensuousness.

Vincent Poujardieu runs the Poujardieu agency and devotes itself to research, development, project-building for furniture, objects, products and single-edition pieces.
He works hands in hands with eminent French partners from the world of industry and technology, but with single craftsmen too, and they are all, like him, fired with the spirit of innovation. Vincent Poujardieu’s designs are highly unusual and are exhibited internationally on the edited design circuit and gallery. His pieces can be publicly or privately commissioned. His creations are exhibited at shows and events both in France and abroad and appear in various publications.

In 2012, Vincent Poujardieu received the prize " Knowledge of the Arts " awarded by the National Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts of Bordeaux.

1988

Graduated from the Bordeaux Art School

1991-1999

Cour Intérieur Gallery, Paris – en Attendant les Barbares Gallery, Paris – Espace Commines Gallery, Paris – Furniture and limited edition pieces
The Cartier Foundation bought a piece

1993

Selected to exhibit at the VIA (French organization for the development of innovation in the field of furniture)

1999-2004

Spirit Edition – Home collection
Exhibitions in Takashiyama stores in New-York and Tokyo

2003

"Contemporary intimacies" Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce – Furniture exhibition and performance with the Japanese dancer Shiro Daïmon
International wine centre of Bordeaux – Furniture and objects exhibition

2005

"Material & Design" Croix Baragnon centre in Toulouse – Furniture exhibition

2006

Home & objects Fair – Presentation of the marble collection

2008

PROTIS edition – Furniture
Bordeaux Architectural Centre – Furniture exhibition, partnership with Thierry Marx (famous French chef)
Auction sale at Artcurial – referenced on Artprice – Graffiti series furniture
Industrial partnership with Arcelormittal – Zeus Table
APCI label (Agency that spots out innovating creation) – Exhibition at the Paris Science et Industrial Centre

2009

Personal Artcurial exhibition - Furniture
Designer’s Days 2009 – Nomination for the Maison Française Prize

2010

Selected to exhibit at the VIA (French organization for the development of innovation in the field of furniture) – Furniture
Home & Objects Fair – VIA exhibiton – "6 meters challenge" table
Designer’s Days 2010 Docks en Seine – Furniture, tables
Personal exhibition : Zeus desk and Z table with the artist Agam
"Materials & Design" – Published in La Martinière editor

2011

Borella Design Edition – Milan International furniture fair – VS8 Table
Milan Zona Tortona – VIA presentation of the "6 meters challenge" table
The Janina decanter becomes part of the permanent collection of the Decorative Arts Museum

2012

Maxalto – Launching of the Janina decanter
Georges Pompidou Art Centre – Janina Decanter
"Design A Cappella" Agen Museum – Exhibition of furniture and objects
"Let’s push the walls" Bordeaux submarine base – Exhibition of furniture and objects
"Conversation with Material" Bordeaux – Exhibition of furniture and objects
"Knowledge of the Arts" prize awarded by the National Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts of Bordeaux

2014

"Moderation and immoderation" Mérignac – Personal exhibition of furniture and objects