Charpin was recognised as Designer of the Year for the fair's January edition on the basis of his vast portfolio of work across a number of the world's leading brands.
"Pierre Charpin keeps his eye for plastic arts and stamps his unique style on every piece he designs – formal simplicity, softened by curved lines and often highlighted by distinctive chromatic choices," said Maison&Objet.
Charpin was born in 1962 in the outskirts of Paris to a family of artists. He trained at the Bourges School of Fine Arts and worked alongside various figures from the Memphis Group.
Since the early 1990s, Charpin has pursued a variety of material research projects, as well as a number of high-profile commissions. He now lives in Paris and works in Ivry-sur-Seine.
Maison&Objet names a designer of the year for both the January and September fairs.
They are typically in keeping with the specific focuses each of the two shows – a product or industrial designer for January, and a designer more recognised for their work in interiors for September.
At the fair, the chosen designer showcases their work in a space entirely designed by and dedicated to them.
The most recent winner was London designer Ilse Crawford, who created a Designers' Studio with spaces to help visitors to the Paris fair "relax, collapse, recharge, recap, reconnect, regroup and refresh".
In his self-designed space, Charpin will present a number of products he has created throughout his career, including the PC lamp he developed over a three-year period with Sebastian Wrong.
The lamp – made up of a round polycarbonate head, and an aluminium base and arm – first launched in Milan this year but has since been adapted into various models.
Other projects by the French designer include a chair for Cinna that is split up into blocks and a colourful refit of an apartment inside Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse.