Perched in a magnificent 19th century edifice, with views of the Seine and the Eiffel tower, this residence was the perfect setting for Guillaume Alan to achieve a striking interior.
The French designer based in Paris and London, achieved with this home a masterclass in aesthetic restraint.
In the harmony with finest tradition of French design and ‘decorateurs ensembliers’, by apprehending projects as a whole, architecture, interior design and furniture have been thought and drawn out by the same hand.
'This project expresses a minimalist poetry of space, an elaborate and highly precise process, giving birth to universe of serenity, calmness and emotion' says Alan.
The project is pure, flawless and harmonious.
With elegance and refinement, the way how Alan defines and treates the space is very clean, characterized by pure and strong lines, breathtaking precision and impeccable proportions.
Combining minimalism with classicism, with historical references, as the Orangery in Versailles, Alan created a series of heigh-ceiling arches in a natural beautiful stone color with recessed mirors in the entrance hall.
The shape of the large window in the living room was inspired by an old door the designer saw in Oxford, England and the lighting are inspired by Georgian design.
Guillaume Alan’s schemes are tactile and luxurious using fine woods, such as oak or ash, natural marble, brass, raw linen, soft leather, wool, silk, bronze and always focused on a bespoke palette.
All is about degraded shades, a very light grey palette, ‘craie’ (chalk) colour. The way each material and texture capture the light, create a coherent whole.
This project definetly echoes with the words of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncusi who stated that ‘simplicity is complexity resolved’.