Born in Canada in 1982, Philippe Malouin studied industrial design at the University of Montreal and the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris before interning for the design firm Tjep in Amsterdam. He continued his studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven (The Netherlands), where his graduate project—an inflatable table called Grace—earned him an award at the 2009 Cologne International Furniture Fair.
Moulin began working for English designer Tom Dixon in 2008, collaborating on multiple furniture and interior design projects. In 2009, he set up his eponymous industrial and furniture design studio. Malouin is also the director of an architectural and interiors design practice called POST-OFFICE. He is known for an experimental design approach, often incorporating unexpected materials for projects like the fabric Kvadrat Hardie Stools (2012) or the Yachiyo metal rug (2011). He lives and works in London.