Paris, the city of light, love, fashion and home to some of the design industry’s greatest innovators. Home to the likes of designers such as Philippe Starck, Chantal Thomass and the fashion houses of Coco Chanel and Christian Dior, this inspirational city has produced some of the best avant-gardists in the world of design – whether it be in the realm of fashion, architecture or interiors.
All three industries seamlessly intertwine, paying homage to past and present designers – from catwalk to flooring and period structures to textile prints. So well-connected are these three divisions, it is clearly apparent to observe traits from the past century’s finest artisans in designers’ innovations today. No more so than Gérard Faivre’s design for a luxurious Parisian apartment inspired by the masterminds of haute couture. Located on the right bank of the River Seine, Rue Lincoln’s Haussmann-style apartment has been completely revised to occupy an exceptional pied-à-terre inspired by the most elite names in the world of haute couture. To dive into this elegant world of the elite, turn to page 12.
Meanwhile, moving south down Champs-Élysées – 1.3 miles to be exact – Inex takes a trip to Humbert & Poyet’s recently-unveiled retail design for high-end fashion brand, 55 Croisette. Integrating art and fashion, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré’s new boutique’s meticulous design has been transformed into a timeless space adorned with gold accents, bold patterns and premium materials. You can read more about this high-end cultural spot on page 34.
Elsewhere in this issue, Lebanese-Armenian Designer Vick Vanlian talks to Inex about his eclectic designs, Pierre Yovanovitch inspires readers with his ‘Bear Chair’ series and Hypnos offers its top tips to achieve a stress-free, calming design in a hotel’s bedroom design.
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