François Champsaur, Franz Champsaur and François Joseph-Graf. Three different styles but two points in common: they are top french interior designers. Get to know a bit more of each one of them, with Paris Design Agenda:
François Champsaur was born in Marseille but has been based in Paris since the late 80’s. His Mediterranean roots have influenced his work. Diploma in Fine Arts in Marseille and Arts Decorative in Paris (ENSAD), François Champsaur created his interior design office and furniture design in 1996. Since then, he accumulates prestigious achievements in the restoration area (Café de l’Alma, in Paris …), the hotels (Hôtel Montalembert, in Paris …) and fashion (Nina Ricci).
Between design and decoration, his work seduces by its ability to thrill while passing the image of an optimistic world.
With both vision and discretion François Champsaur steps back, allowing the space to become a living creation.
Franz Potisek early arrived in Paris and became friends with antique and collectors, perfecting a strong culture in the decorative arts.
With eclectic taste, the designer has an affection to objects from the most various currents of the twentieth century.
Franz Potisek keeps a taste of art comfort and from the inside, allowing different ways to create harmony. In fact, a real designer is an assembler of beautiful things. He knows how to create an atmosphere. Potisek is a classic, not limited to a period of ancient or modern history. Franz Potisek timeless is a classic, adapted to the contemporary lifestyle. The interior is the place to live in.
François-Joseph Graf is as much a historian as he is a designer. After all, he started his career under the mentorship of noted Versailles curator, Pierre Verlet. Now the cult decorator and architect, whose clients range from Valentino Garavani to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, is bringing his reverence for the past to a line of luxurious furnishings for Fendi Casa.
For François-Joseph Graf, architecture is a passion, its history a pleasure, its expression a profession, requiring a vocation that wants rigor and dedication, offering a new way to see, in order to get around the whole spirit of art, men and places to residences.
Interior decoration lists a grand minimalist and noble architecture of our century, has perverse ability to restore with refinement, but also to create the new aesthetic allowing contemporary to the projection of historical fresh XXI century.