The Créateurs Design Awards is honored to present the 2020 Andrée Putman Lifetime Achievement Award to Monsieur Pierre-Yves Rochon
Mr. Pierre–Yves Rochon is the Founder and Global Design Director of Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR), the internationally renowned, award-winning luxury hospitality and residential design firm based in Paris and Chicago. Mr. Rochon establishes the creative strategies for all projects that PYR undertakes. His knowledge and understanding of a wide range of international cultures create the foundation for each project’s sense of timeless style, comfort and elegance.
Originally from the Brittany region in France, Pierre–Yves Rochon lived in many
foreign countries during his youth. This experience sharpened his curiosity about the world and gave him a broad open-mindedness to culture and art. He studied Fine Arts and Interior Design at École National Supérieure des Beaux Arts et Arts Appliqués in Toulouse, graduating first in his class. He then worked for several well-known modernist interior designers, which enabled him to experiment with a greater variety of design aesthetics. In 1979, Mr. Rochon founded PYR, which has grown to 90 employees between its two offices, working on international projects with a range of aesthetics, from classical to ultra-modern. PYR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perkins and Will, a global integrated design firm with 25 offices worldwide.
Today, Mr. Rochon is personally involved in every project, approaching each with a unique perspective; always keeping the business goals of the client, the guest experience, operational standards, and the architectural integrity of the building in mind. In all of PYR’s work, Mr. Rochon strives to create a sense of timeless luxury and comfort while reflecting each location's culture, history and geography. These ideals have led to numerous awards for the interior design of five–star hotels, fine restaurants and private residences in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
PYR’s prestigious commissions include projects for major international brands such as Waldorf Astoria, Four Seasons, Ritz–Carlton, St. Regis, Shangri-La, Sofitel, InterContinental, Fairmont, Peninsula, and Mandarin Oriental in addition to numerous boutique properties. PYR has crafted restaurant environments and culinary schools for some of the world's most innovative chefs, such as Joël Robuchon, Alain Ducasse, Paul Bocuse, Gerard Boyer and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
PYR also creates luxury residential and retail environments, and partners with the world’s top manufacturers to design signature product lines and bespoke furniture, fixtures and accessories for every project.