living in a urban shelter
The Marais in Paris, now a very chic area, used to be folk, with very tiny apartments and shared toilets. In one of them we designed a mini house where there’s everything needed to live. Every piece of furniture has its own place and measure and it’s multifunctional. The colors, purple and green, have an energetic role, they decorate and create emotions. Every elements is composed to create a shell, a shelter, a personal space that brings back to intimacy, and to our true self.
harmony in black and white
Musical notes are simple and direct. Black on white. That’s why we create this environment in a small loft in the 4th arrondissement for a couple of musicians and composers. The beauty of this space is in fact represented by the dimensions: it’s a 4 meters high box. The spaces are optical and multiplied by mirrors, to create a fine aestethic. The raw aspect of the old structure is not in conflict with the modern elements of scandinavian design, and the few singular pieces made by artists and designers.
Built in an ex-convent, this house preserves all the original structures: columns of granite, wood ceiling and arches, mixed with classic touches and informal solutions. The owners have a strong passion for the art of living surrounded by books, that express their soul and their life. In this house they become stools, tables, and beautiful objects. A space to feel good, where it’s easy to be with people and to be in solitude. Elegant and welcoming but also eclectic and informal, with modern tailor-made furniture, and pieces of art.
Three small apartments in the Marais were united to create a bigger house for an art gallerist in Paris. The result is an open space, a fluid path made of light. Important design pieces are mixed with vintage elements, beloved objects, and simple furniture. Works of art are exposed on the walls, like photos from Erwin Olaf and wood sculptures. One scenery flat is dividing and unifying the space, making the atmosphere simple and open.