Pierre Charpin: Avec le dessin


As the first book devoted to the drawings of designer Pierre Charpin, this one brings together a selection 120 works from different series produced between 2005 and 2022. If drawing is an artistic discipline, it is also a major step in the practice of design. However, Pierre Charpin has never considered it as a simple stage in the production process of an object, but rather as a practice in its own, translating the singular relationship that the designer has with form. Drawing is seen as an immediate, intuitive and natural way of bringing forth a form that does not yet exist, and is directly linked to his intuitions and thoughts. Unlike applied drawing, drawing as such no longer serves to represent form; it is itself form. This thing is filled with the sort of work that might make you think something dumb like, “I could make that.” Well, that’s probably not true. But the nice thing is that this book is likely to make you try. It’s a kick-in-the-pants and a call to see what’s possible.

  • Author: Pierre Charpin
  • Size: 7.875 × 11.875 inches 
  • Pages: 160
  • Binding: Softcover
  • Publisher: Éditions B42, 2022