A designer and visual artist born in 1962, Pierre Charpin graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts de Bourges in 1984. Since the beginning of the 1990’s, he has been focusing on objects and furniture. He has been granted many awards for his work.
Pierre is also a scenographer. In 2010, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs entrusted him with the scenography of the “Mobiboom” exhibition.
A number of monographic exhibitions have been dedicated to Charpin:"Pierre Charpin, 20 années de travail" at Grand-Hornu Image (Belgium), "Villégiature" at Villa Noailles (within the framework of the Design Parade Festival), "La part du dessin" at Ecal (Switzerland), "Atmosfera" at Sfera Exhibitions Kyoto (Japan), and "From the studio" at Designart Tokyo (Japan).
The work of Charpin is part of numerous cultural institutions and museums, such as the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, the Centre Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
After living in Milan at various intervals during the 1990s, he works in Ivry-sur-Seine and lives in Paris.
He has been working with Zanotta since 2010.