France has always been a country of exquisite tastes and very high standards when it comes to art and design. With their art rich museums, unique cuisine, unparalleled fashion and unique design the French pay attention to the smallest detail designing creations to leave anyone awestruck. In this article we present some of the best French interior designers and their work. Hope you enjoy!
Internationally acclaimed French creator, designer and architect, Philippe Starck is untiring and rebellious citizen of the world, who considers it his duty to share his ethical and subversive vision of a fairer planet, creates unconventional places and objects whose purpose is to be “good” before being beautiful.
Christian Liaigre really needs no introduction but, his work is so beautiful, we can’t resist talking about it. The interior and furniture designer achieves French elegance with the use of sumptuous silk, linen, leather and wood. He also likes to ‘feng shui’ his projects, balancing calm colour palettes and minimalist furniture harmoniously to create a serene atmosphere. Liaigre’s projects include working on The Mercer Hotel in New York, Selfridges in London and offices for Valentino Couture in Paris. With names such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs also charting his client list, he’s undoubtedly one of the greats.
Featured on the ELLE Decor and AD 100 lists of the world’s preeminent talents in architecture and interior design, Jean-Louis Deniot has long been and of the best interior designers in the word. His décors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Jean-Louis Deniot plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to purity of style, rather letting his academic training translate into a vocabulary that is both informal and bold. If he does contemporary, it is always with a weighty dose of history and references infused into it to produce a timeless yet timely scenario.
Gilles & Boissier
When designers are working their magic on the illustrious Four Seasons, you know they’re capable of something really special. Blending classic and contemporary styles with neutral colour palettes is Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier forte. We could wax lyrical about their ultra-sophisticated projects, which include designing restaurants around the world and fashion spaces such as Moncler stores, but the beauty of their work speaks for itself.
After studying interior designer in Paris and gaining experience in his role as European creative director for Ralph Lauren, Minassian started up on his own agency in 1993 and soon skyrocketed to an internationally renowned name. Space is a primary concern when the designer approaches projects as he redesigns interiors to assist the flow of movement. Minassian’s work can also be identified by the use of sophisticated fabrics and muted colours.
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