How is your apartment’s sublime Palais Royal location reflected in the interior?
The rhythm of the Palais Royal’s facades inspired the apartment’s strict symmetry.
I played with the existing layout by joining two floors to create one space and moving my bedroom to the kitchen. I struck a harmony between the interior and exterior and between lightness and heaviness, creating a space that feels like it always existed.
The interior has a beautiful tactility and materiality– is this a common thread and hallmark of your work?
We are suspended in the sky on the fourth floor, and I observed and listened to the softness of the surroundings– the light sand from the garden, the grey stone from the facade and the “ciel de Paris” colour. I played with cashmere furniture, travertine, oak and concrete. I created a special mirror, separated into two horizontal pieces to accentuate the feeling of levitation. The outside becomes inside and vice-versa.