Today we will be talking about a designer that makes true magic with gardens: Louis Benech. He is one of the AD Top 100 interior designers 2017 and as soon as you get to know his work, you will instantly understand why. Following this passion, he also designed outdoor furniture that we will show you next as well.
Louis Benech came to gardening and landscape architecture because of his true love for plants.
After a degree in law, he decided to work in England as an agricultural worker for Hillier nurseries. He then worked as a gardener for a private property in Normandy, before finally breaking into garden design in 1985.
In 1990, Benech was commissioned with Pascal Cribier and François Roubaud to restore the ancient part of the Tuileries Gardens. Since then, he has worked on many established and historic gardens, such as the Elysée Gardens and the Quai d’Orsay (both in Paris), Courson (southeast of Paris), Pavlovsk’s rose pavilion (St Petersburg), the Gardens of the Achilleion (Corfu), the main square of the National Archives in Paris ; the park at ChaumontsurLoire or a contemporary garden for the palace of Versailles (the Water Theatre Grove).
With a growing team of 12 people and growing, Louis Benech has created over 300 garden and park projects, both private and public, stretching from Korea to Panama, Peru, Canada, the United States, Portugal, Greece and Morocco. He has worked for individuals of many different nationalities, and many international organisations such as Hermès, Axa and Suez.
With each of his projects, Benech aims to achieve a harmony between the new design and its architectural and natural environment. He combines a wish to create longlasting and aesthetically pleasing gardens with a desire to respect a site’s history and ecosystem, while also considering its future upkeep.