Jean-Philippe is known for his creative, playful and colourful textile designs, often pieced together layer by layer through patchwork, and with his characteristic features, such as fringes, flowers and eyes.
“I'm obsessed with themes. No matter what I do, I am constantly looking for a theme to build upon, since it gives me both structure and inspiration. Inspiration grows with limitations, and I get creative within the framework of a theme. This is also why I enjoy working with, for example, recycled textiles and waste materials. If I decide that I can only use old clothes from my own wardrobe to sew a cushion, then creativity will come based on that. At the same time, it means that I get to work with upcycling, and use something old to create something new, glamorous and unique.”
The environment and nature are important in several senses for Jean Philippe, who emphasises long-term thinking in both creation and consumption.
“It is so important that we preserve our environment - that we always think long-term and strive to have everything that we create and buy last for a long time. Timelessness and classics are part of the future and I think we should always decorate for a lifetime, not just for a couple of years to come. Both consumers and companies should take that approach.”