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Gérard Faivre Is A Legend of French Interior DesignSunday 13 October 2019
Gérard Faivre is the mind behind the concept “Art Homes”, a project that is the exception that confirms the rule in the world of decorators, because the team never works on the request of a customer. The designer completely metamorphoses Parisian apartments and properties into real works of art ready to be inhabited. The “Art Homes” concept of the Gérard Faivre brand is positioned as the reference of luxury real estate that offers Parisian-styled apartments and properties in Provence for sale, fully renovated, decorated, furnished and ready to live. CovetED brings you more about this revolutionizing concept.
It’s more than just a concept, a true signature that continues to appeal to their prestigious international clientele. It’s a different way of shopping, one where emotion reigns.
“Our offer is very different from that of traditional real estate agents and especially that of interior designers. It is an alternative that responds to the demand of a foreign clientele that wants to have a few concerns as possible when it wants to acquire a property. And each time, it’s love at first sight, an encounter, an emotion.”
The originality of the Gérard Faivre brand is never to be confined to a defined style, but rather to create unique and timeless places where classicism rhymes with modernity.
For each project, the challenge is to never do twice the same interior. For Gérard, the customer is unique, so its interior must resemble its uniqueness. Then it’s like works of art, it’s a meeting between a place and a person who will or will not have the heart for this product. The inspiration grows deep in Gérard and meets his imagination at the rendezvous point.
Often the story of a neighbourhood, a building, and even some emblematic piece of a place, becomes a source of inspiration. As to communicate and to spread the word on his achievements, the team has their website and collaborates with a press officer for publication abroad.
An opportunity brought Gérard back to Provence, a region he has always loved for its relaxed lifestyle. There, he has worked on two exceptional properties: The Bigot estate in Saint Remy de Provence. An 18th-century Mansion, of about 600 m2, stands in a magnificent park of 10 hectares. A lake, an olive grove of 500 feet allowing the production of its own olive oil, a forest with Mediterranean essences, where nestles a cabin, with the breathtaking view constitute this magnificent setting. Provençal-inspired decoration with a nod to the 50’s. And the Mansion Honorine in Les Baux de Provence. The presence of rocky cliffs at the entrance of the property makes it a unique place facing one of the most beautiful villages in France, Les Baux de Provence. This ubiquitous rock-inspired Gérard and gave birth to the realization of a ground innovative, micro mortar. Black and white have become obvious and have made the link between the three homes. A return to raw art, closer to nature.
The studio has also another project in France. A desire to diversify and to have a leitmotiv: that of designing a design habitat, eco-responsible, on a golf course with international recognition. For Gérard Faivre, this is more than a challenge, it’s an obligation. He has always respected the authenticity of a place, and develop a real estate program on a golf course, with the exceptional environment, gives him a single objective: that of respecting it by designing a habitat which will integrate with the perfection with the surrounding nature and will preserve the privacy of everyone.
For Gérard Faivre, the world should be linked to design, decoration, and architecture. A fusion between original creations and eco-responsible (autonomous house, and innovative material). For the designer, the current and future trend for apartments and houses will always have to be accompanied by crafts. The brand of the “French Touch”.
The studio’s clients are looking for unique places in the most popular areas of Paris and Provence. They are accustomed to luxury hotels, to new technology. They are also looking in France, the know-how, this “good French taste” that radiates throughout the world.
Gérard Faivre can only thank the people who purchase his apartments because it is always a recognition of his work. For some, it’s really a meeting, a crush on the concept, which avoids them a lot of concerns and gives the designer the feeling of having realized the interior design of which the clients have dreamed of. As for other designers, they follow Gérard’s achievements ever since the beginning thanks to the worldwide publications the studio has been featured on.
To make living places, chic and contemporary, and especially unique, Gérard Faivre works with only the best craftsmen and companies. The craftsmen with their know-how, the mastery of their art, make the difference and personalize a place. For Gérard, when we look back to the 50s, designers took off and showed great creativity, while measuring a beautiful budget and accessibility to all.
In the years to come, Gérard Faivre thinks there will be no drastic change in decoration but the concern of everyone in the face of the evolution of our planet will cause new eco-responsible materials, which will ultimately induce new styles. He would like to return to this trend of design: quality products at reasonable prices. Which, for Gérard, it’s still possible!
Photo credits: Gérar Faivre
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