The City of Lights is a great source of inspiration for all things related to design. Some of the best interior designers in the world are based in Paris, resulting in a great concentration of design inspiration and high-quality products. That’s why, today, CovetED brings you our choices for the seven best interior designers in Paris, so you too can be inspired and have the courage to change up your space. Enjoy!
Credits: Alberto Pinto
The historical founder of the Alberto Pinto Studio was the late Alberto Pinto, one of the biggest Icons of French Interior Design that during his life built his works on the mixture of styles. Always refusing to conceive narrow and closed spaces, he naturally oriented himself towards “big projects”. Used to taking on challenges which would scare others away, he particularly appreciated being given gigantic spaces in which he would put together different styles and, always in perfect harmony.
After he died, his Studio carried on. Today the Alberto Pinto Studio is considered one of the Top Design Studios in France and, by maintaining this status, it has honoured Alberto Pinto’s memory and legacy. Currently, the Alberto Pinto Studio is an interior design and decoration office of 60 people whose domains of intervention cover not only the realization of private residences, office buildings, hotels, but also yachts or private jets.
Credits: Christian Liaigre
Christian Liaigre was born in La Rochelle, France in 1943. He studied at the Paris Academy of Fine and Decorative Arts and taught drawing at the Academy Charpentier. After spending 10 years as a horse breeder he decided to open a studio in 1987, focusing on interior architecture and furniture design. His first project to win acclaim was the refurbishment of the Hotel Montalembert in Paris in 1988.
Generally speaking, the designer is known due to the fact that he designed private residences for such notables as Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Rupert Murdoch and Bryan Adams. Christian Liaigre has made himself known by his refined, high-quality work. Through good use of space and light, basing his design on local cultures and traditions, choice of materials and a special love of arts and crafts. According to the words of the designer, comfort does not lie in trivial affluence but in delicacy and rareness. Only this designer is able to combine certain modesty with great elegance.
Credits: Gérard Faivre
Gerard Faivre, recognized as one of the best contemporary interior designers, created the concept Gerard Faivre Residence, apartments, and luxury properties completely renovated, furnished and decorated with fully integrated hotel services. To create an original work of art, Faivre imbues himself with the soul of each property. For him, each site is both a blank canvas and a source of inspiration.
Credits: India Mahdavi
India Mahdavi was born in Tehran from an Egyptian mother and an Iranian father. She spent her childhood between the USA, France and Germany. After being graduated from the Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts of New York, she built her professional experience at Christian Liaigre agency. Between 1990 and 1997, she was named art director of the famous French house and finally, she decided to create her own agency in 1999.
Credits: Jean-Louis Deniot
Featured on the ELLE Decor and AD 100 lists of the best interior designers in the world, Jean-Louis Deniot has long been in the business of creating atmospheres. His décors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are present. Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Jean-Louis Deniot plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to the purity of style. If he does contemporary, it is always with a weighty dose of history and references infused into it to produce a timeless yet timely scenario.
Jean-Louis Deniot has lived and breath interior design from an early age. Deniot tailors each of his projects to his client’s needs, using his travels for inspiration. His flair for nodding to past time periods and refined colour palettes is the reason he has been booked for an endless list of impressive projects.
Credits: Philippe Starck
Philippe Starck studied at Nissim de Camondo, a private school of Artdéco located next to Montparnasse in Paris. At only 20 years of age, in 1969, he becomes the Art director of Pierre Cardin, and designed furniture for him. In 1976, he designed the bar “La main Bleue” at Montreuil and “Les bains douches” in 1978 at Paris. In 1979, he launched his agency Ubik and would become famous and recognized thanks to the French president François Mitterand that asked him to re-invent the private flat of the presidential palace, the Elysée. From that on, the artist would never stop between building design or designing simple daily objects.
Credits: Pierre-Yves Rochon
Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR) was founded in Paris in 1979 to create interior design solutions for luxury hospitality and residential environments. Every aspect of the guest experience is enhanced by seamless integration of each property’s location, culture and history with its design.
PYR has been entrusted with iconic historic landmarks as well as cutting-edge developments around the world as a direct result of the creative integrity, authenticity and craftsmanship they bring to every project. Their design achievements deliver award-winning results for major international hospitality brands such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria, Fairmont, St. Regis, Peninsula, Shangri-La, Sofitel, InterContinental, and numerous boutique hotels. In addition, PYR has created restaurant environments for some of the world’s most innovative chefs, such as Joël Robuchon, Alain Ducasse, Paul Bocuse, Gérard Boyer, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
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