AD TOP 100 INTERIOR DESIGNERS 2017: Agence Charles Zana
Since the studio’s debut, 20 year-experience and more than 200 projects realized all over the world are featured by touchstones in exceptional residential architecture, international expertise in commercial architecture (shops, hotels, restaurants), scenography and design, all perfectly combined with the work of highly skilled associates: specialist artisans, landscapers, lighting designers, stonemason, ironworker, etc
For twenty years from Paris to London, via Gstaad, Tel Aviv and Monaco, Charles Zana has shared his taste and knowledge in the most beautiful residential and public interior design projects around the entire world.
Apartment Arc de Triomphe, Paris in Residential Projects
In the last two decades, the architect, graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris, has found his voice, forging his style and axes of influence, on the lookout for discerning clients demanding a unique vision: a vision of a lover of art, passionate about design, who speaks like an extract from key teachings.
Hôtel Opera, Paris in Commercial Projects
Charles Zana demonstrates an inexhaustible eloquence when asked to talk about a gallerist’s latest exhibition or the great masters of Italian design, from Andrea Branzi to Ettore Sottsass, not forgetting Enzo Mari. This passion is his trademark. But to reduce him to a specialist in Italian design would be a faux pas to be avoided.
Hôtel Particulier Shangri-La, Paris in Commercial Projects
For each project he has a dual approach. First, the one of a rigorous architect well versed in construction work, seeking comfort, fluid circulations, details, harmony, symmetry and discrete technology. The other one, also capable of a nod to assimilating, when necessary, the history of places, of appropriating and of revisiting, of magnifying or of “twisting”.
UNIC building, Paris in Commercial Projects
A cultured aesthete, he showcases the works of his clients, collectors whose eye he supports, like a curator of an exhibition. Referencing sculpture, abstraction, drawing and installation art, for each project he writes a new story, giving it greater conceptual value.
Beyond the profession of architect or designer, Charles Zana offers “curated stories” interiors, artistic and full of meaning, but also warm and responsive to the lives of the occupants. He wants to herald a new tradition to revisit and combine classicism with emotion. This cannot be achieved without surrounding himself with talent.
AD Intérieurs 2012, Paris in Temporary Projects
A conductor, for each new project he brings together and leads a symphony composed of high-professional artisans, experienced lighting designers, the best landscapers, according to the demands of the project.
Fausto Chair (made for the annual charity auction sale organized by the association “La Source”.
This group is part of the project at all stages, from conception to completion, finding solutions for each problem, proposing innovations, always at the service of creation.
Variamen Collection by Charles Zana for the Manufacture Cogolin
The result could not be other than a flawless execution combining luxury and intelligence, in which the architect disappears behind his creation.
Decoration signed by not monogrammed, since the style is clearly hard fought, and wherein each day the client’s eye can be drawn to a new focus, a terrain cultural and aesthetic.