Design for Urban Living

Interieurs


Posted on December 11th, by David Bjorngaard in Here/There, Inhabit, Knowledge, The Moment. No Comments

The design showcase at the Museum of Arts Decoratifs in Paris is worth checking out. Transforming a wing of the building are some of France’s leading designers.  First, I love that the show combines classic architecture and conceptual design. The 13 designers are each assigned a room in a house to create a “living” museum. Each designer incorporates pieces from the museum’s collection into their design, showcasing museum quality work with contemporary ideas. The approach is thoughtful, and resonates with my education from California College of the Arts. Second, the work showcases a level of detail and style which we do not see everyday in sunny San Francisco – the interiors are more luxurious and refined. I believe we can all learn from the variety and the high-end polish, and at the least can we can learn about the art of the mix. I hope you enjoy.

The entrance to Charles Zana’s bathroom is a decorators dream with stone screen on left, mosaic inlay detail in the floor, stone console and a fabulous pendant by Ettore Sottsass. Everything you see in this room (except the marble doorway) is temporary!

This is designed as a bathing room. Notice the Scarpa-esque tub, where the water pours into a basin before filling the tub.

Notice the Scarpa-esque tub, where the water pours into a basin before filling the tub.

Charles Zana's bathroom

3 rock and chair 4 Marble Stool

1 entrance

Entrance into Gilles & Boissier’s room. Love the metal gates, so reminiscent of one’s I’ve seen in Venice.

2 view inside

Like many of the rooms in the show, the new work is literally inserted into the existing structure, thereby creating an intersection of new ideas and old.

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1 entrance

The wood-paneled entrance to Luis Laplace’s room evokes the rich decadence of the art deco period.

2 room

Doors leading into a room by Carline Sarkozy and Laurent Bourgois.

Doors leading into a room by Caroline Sarkozy and Laurent Bourgois.

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Entrance by Tristan Auer.

The entrance to Tristan Auer’s “dandy’s dressing room”.

Interior by Tristan Auer.

Fluorescent lighting illuminated mirrored columns.

2 room, details

3 formal

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David Bjørngaard, December 2014

 





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