Patrick Favardin is an art historian and critic. His work focuses mainly on research and writing on the decorative arts of the second half of the 20th century and exhibition curatorship. He is also the author of a number of books on artistic movements and emblematic figures of the decorative arts. He has authored and published with Editions Norma: Les Decorateurs des annees 50, Les decorateurs des annees 60-70, La lampe Gras, Jean-Michel Frank. Un decorateur dans le Paris des annees 30, Jean Derval, ceramiste et sculpteur, Kristin Mckirdy ceramiste.