PARIS — With everything from knives and sofas to restaurants in his repertoire, French industrial designer Patrick Jouin is fast making a name for himself, despite the fact that he works in the shadow of two giants: his mentor Philippe Starck and one of his biggest clients, celebrity chef Alain Ducasse.

Jouin, who at 35 has the look of a serious student, stopped working with Starck in 1998 and set up his own agency. His designs are as eclectic as those of his mentor, but perhaps not as sleek. They can be rustic, like his Moroccan tagine dishes, and he likes to mix ornate ideas with modern, high tech elements.

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