Meet the farmers

Although he spent years renovating every corner of the sprawling Château de Fabrègues, Pierre Yovanovitch’s favorite thing about his country house is not actually its interior. When at home in the South of France, the designer likes to spend most of his time outdoors. More days than not, he starts his mornings taking his three sheepdogs for a walk around the grounds, past the small, freestanding chapel and through the Louis Benech–designed yew labyrinth. He will pop out again later to feed the chickens or do bits of gardening. “I’m mostly a nervous person, but in my garden I’m calm,” he says, speaking over a video call from his home office, which overlooks the estate. “It’s where I get to disconnect and be a dreamer.”

Bakkegården

With his studio working on 40 active projects across Europe and the US, Yovanovitch is a man in need of relaxation. When we speak, the 55-year-old is fresh off the Eurostar train from London, where his firm is currently renovating a townhouse. For someone who regularly commutes between his headquarters in Paris, New York (where he also has offices) and the house in Provence, he’s looking surprisingly fresh-faced, wearing chunky glasses that recall a 1970s Yves Saint Laurent. Since establishing his studio in 2001, Yovanovitch has completed countless private residences, as well as interiors for hotels, restaurants, art galleries, offices and boutiques for the likes of Michelin-starred chef.

Ole Lund and Michal Lastname

“An animal that has a good life,
Will also develop a good taste”

Ole Lund

Mike the farmer

Fakkelgården

With his studio working on 40 active projects across Europe and the US, Yovanovitch is a man in need of relaxation. When we speak, the 55-year-old is fresh off the Eurostar train from London, where his firm is currently renovating a townhouse. For someone who regularly commutes between his headquarters in Paris, New York (where he also has offices) and the house in Provence, he’s looking surprisingly fresh-faced, wearing chunky glasses that recall a 1970s Yves Saint Laurent. Since establishing his studio in 2001, Yovanovitch has completed countless private residences, as well as interiors for hotels, restaurants, art galleries, offices and boutiques for the likes of Michelin-starred chef.

Our organic Danish beef comes from three farms located on the west coast of Denmark by Vadehavet, where the cattle roam and graze freely to enrich the existing wildlife and support the health of the soil.

Den Tredje Gård

Yovanovitch found his way to design via high-end fashion.After graduating from business school, he started his career in the early 1990s working with Pierre Cardin on menswear. “They were very formative years,” he says. “Cardin was a master of volume and proportion. He told stories through his clothing.” Though he was given more and more design responsibility during his eight years at the company, Yovanovitch realized that he belonged to a different world. “The creative process made me remember how I was constantly drawing apartment layouts in my imagination as a child,” he says, a statement which conjures the image of Yovanovitch sketching blueprints in the sandbox.

Christian Sønderstrøm