2013 Intérieurs ,the third annual Parisian showcase hosted by French AD moves to a new setting at L’Enclos des Bernardins, a majestic 17th-century city mansion in the 5th attributed to architect François Mansart. This year’s theme is metamorphosis, and 15 top decorators, artists, and architects have been given carte blanche to transform the rooms. Panoramas, sculptural furniture installations and in situ stages reinterpret the art of living at its highest level. This years designers and rooms do not disappoint! Let your imagination run wild while you browse the event’s gallery below.
OMG! French designer Maria Pergay, in conjunction with the Italian fashion house Fendi—one of the event’s sponsors—has turned an oak-paneled petite salon into a crazy amazing space with Hubert Robert’s panoramas of ruins, sweeping sheer curtains, and Pergay’s signature Flying Carpet daybed. (This fall Fendi Casa will reintroduce five of Pergay’s standout designs as the first of Fendi Casa Icons capsule collections.)
Interior decorator François-Joseph Graf stunning dining room has walls clad with metal and framed with neon cobalt. He filled the space with sofas as well as a table and chairs made out of metal, wood, ivory and horn, to create an abstract space that can also serve as a smoking room.
Architect Pierre Yovanovitch created a music room complete with Dutch designer Maarten Baas’s Smoke Pleyel, a grand piano that has been burned then sealed with resin, as the centerpiece.
Christian Beicher’s room give the term- library -a new meaning. It’s clad in grasscloth and metal scaffolding, but the panoramic mural is a show stopper.
Vincent Darré, a former fashion designer who has turned to decor, created the Petit Prince’s bedroom, covering every surface with a fabric print, many from the archives of postwar French artist Janine Janet, who worked for the fabric company Pierre Frey.
Gilles & Boissier’s bedroom is lined with enchanting frescoes by artist François Houtin. Very reminiscent of their Artcurial Café.
Now this is a kitchen! The open plan kitchen/living room, by Charles Zana, is sculptural and spare, with a
modular sofa and low round tables, and a marble and pale-wood bar. Love the sculptural tiles on the bookcase-turned-kitchen-cabinet back.
American born Elliott Barnes takes a page from Marie Antoinette and the Petit Trianon and reinvents the Salon de Compagnie with contemporary touchpoints- The marble fireplace has sheets of glass for a chimney an d the walls are tucked and folded into graphic patterns.