France is now seen as not only as one of the main influencers when it comes to fashion but it is also becoming the captial of interior design. The country, and especially Paris, count with the skill and expertise of several renowned interior designers, arquitects and creators that have conceived some of the most distinguished projects worldwide. These artists at heart possess their own style while inspiring and evoke a wide variety of emotions and expressions to design enthusiasts and fellow creators everywhere. Today, Paris Design Agenda has made a selection with 9 of the most prominent French designers that have completely given a new name to design and luxury.
Philippe Starck is simultaneously an inventor, creator, architect, designer and artistic director. Above all, Philippe Starck is a man of honesty, in the purest tradition of the Renaissance artists. Starck believes that creation must improve people’s lives, and in order to achieve that, artists must guide themselves by complementary principles like poetic and political duties, pragmatic and subversive attitudes, these should be shared by everyone.
Jean-Louis Deniot is an interior designer, whose style equates lifestyle and must promote harmony and well-being. The Paris-based designer notes that he likes to “play with the layering of textures and materials,” juxtaposing midcentury flea-market finds with original older pieces to create subtly finessed interiors that are “a little theatrical”.
Being simultaneously an architect and a designer, India Mahdavi is best known for her eclectic projects, which which range from homes, hotels, and commercial spaces to furniture and aircraft interiors. Her design is characterized by a combination of humor, elegance, color and sensuality.
Jean Nouvel is Founder and Artistic Counsellor of the Architecture Biennale within the Paris Biennale. Together with his team, Nouvel specialises in the fields of furniture design, interior design, scenography and visual communications.
The french designer Christian Liaigre is known for his high-quality work in the world of design. In his point of view, interior design is far from fashion and trends, because comfort is all about delicacy and rareness.
When it comes to interior design, Sarah Lavoine uses similar principles as she does while dressing herself. In her design projects, Sarah Lavoine never tries to look vulgar and she works the total look. The designer is known to be one of the best designers when it comes to combining different items and styles in a single space or a home.
Through his agency DGID, Didier Gomez has completed some of the most iconic projects all over the world, including the Café Roset in Moscow, La Coupole restaurant in the Printemps store in Paris, the Asia Lounge restaurant in Almaty, the Méridien Montparnasse in Paris as well as the Joël Robuchon’s Yoshi restaurant in Monaco.
Charles Zana demonstrates a dual approach to every project, writing a new story and giving it greater conceptual value. In two decades the architect Charles Zana has found his voice, forging his style and axes of influence, looking for discerning clients demanding a unique vision.
Thierry Lemaire shows great interest to decoration and furniture creation. Today, the extremely skilled designer carries projects out all over the world and often works for major names in the industry, such as Holly Hunt and Fendi Casa.
Source: CovetED Magazine