The iconic French interior designer and entrepreneur Christian Liaigre passed away last year, but his design spirit is still alive with his firm, Liaigre. Born in La Rochelle, a small coastal town in the West of France, the interior designer honed his skills at the Beaux Art and then at the Arts Décoratifs. Simple, sincere, and fluid lines became a common theme of Christian Liaigre‘s designs, letting the beauty and balance of a piece speak for itself.
A new layout at 77 Faubourg, from Liaigre Showroom, a “white on white” reception room, a very colorful family dining room or a bedroom with a range of grays. Color is a fundamental part of the harmony and feeling of well-being that emanates from the interiors signed by Liaigre. For this layout, the new selection of contemporary art exhibited is oriented towards abstraction, with artwork by F.Verdier, T.Müller, among others.
Christian Liaigre was a French interior designer who has plenty of collections of furniture, lighting, textiles, leather, and accessories. As a fine craftsmanship lover, everything that he created was paid with thorough attention to detail and used with high-quality materials. Besides the construction of modern interior design projects, his design studio and company manufactures pieces according to an artisanal method of production for its line of furniture and lighting. The entire amount of modern furniture produced is marked or stamped with the logo of the company.
Among others, he’s responsible for the interior of the uber-trendy Mercer Hotel in New York, the refit of Selfridges department store in London, offices for Valentino Couture in Paris; and Hakkasan, London’s Chinese restaurant of the moment. He has also often been described as Europe’s most renowned industrial architect of the century. Liaigre’s furniture is simple, sophisticated and luxuriously inviting. Credited to be the first designer to introduce African wenge wood into interiors, Liaigre is fond of blending African wood with traditional timber such as English oak to create his minimal furniture.
Besides, the opening of the flagship Paris showroom of Christian Liaigre places the renowned French designer’s latest collection in conversation with a selection of antiques, expertly curated by antiquities dealer and interior designer Florence Lopez. This partnership was really successful. As a matter of fact, Lopez and Liaigre were friends for many years and joined forces to create a space that would spotlight the rare antiques and highlight their unique charms while revealing the versatility of the luxurious yet understated designs for which the Liaigre brand is known. The resulting harmony of works from two designers showcases the timeless elegance. CovetED is all about this exquisite and exciting news.
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