2017 AD 100 List: Best Design Projects by François Catroux
Paris-based interior designer François Catroux’s client list is definitely one of the best in the business. And his successful career granted him fame and recognition. In fact, Catroux has been the decorator of choice for aristocrats, moguls, royals, and oligarchs alike. His client’s list includes Diane von Furstenberg and Barry Diller, Princess Marie-Chantal and Prince Pavlos of Greece. His design projects are appreciated worldwide. For these reasons, he’s featured in the 2017 AD 100 list.
François Catroux is an innovator and explorer in interior design, who has always been a master of contemporary style.
For his designs, Catroux uses nothing but the best materials. Marbles, fine woods, and opulent upholstery are part of his definition of luxury. From his experiences during his several trips around the world, the designer brings inspiration. His passion for art is also an input.
François Catroux constantly reinvents his interiors and that is why so many people go to his projects for interior design inspiration. His trademark for modern interior design is mostly the result of being confronted with old, crumbling interiors. But when there are antiques and fine objects, Catroux designs around them with great care.
The Parisian mansion above, we can see the elegant color scheme, the noble marbles, and classical patterns.
Also featured in the 2016 AD 100 list, François Catroux burst onto the Paris scene in the middle of the 1960s, when he settled here after ten years of constant traveling. Today, few practitioners in the field of interior design have dignified the profession with as much grace and artistry as François Catroux. In the words of his client von Furstenberg “François understands how to live luxuriously in the most comfortable way”. Isn’t that what everyone wishes for?