Regarding interior design, French architect Christian Liaigre has done it all: from sublime apartments and spectacular beach houses to grand yachts and a palatial clubhouse. This designer of some of the world’s most beautiful rooms — in penthouses, villas and, increasingly, mansion-sized yachts — has developed a visual vocabulary, through his own home décor ideas, mostly expressed in his own furniture and fixtures, that makes every one of his interiors immediately identifiable as a Liaigre.
Liaigre the man is surely one of the world’s great designers, and, as such, he can stop worrying about adopting to the genius loci. He is the genius loci everywhere he works. See the selection of images below and see for yourself why Christian Liaigre is one of the world’s best interior designers.
Liaigre is at his best when designing large rooms in which the sheer repetition of furniture drives his aesthetic home. Here, we see the living room of a modern villa outside Athens.
Like most top designers, he mixes old and new, satisfying the current demand for eclecticism. But in his case, the ratio of new — mostly Liaigre-designed pieces — to old tends to be ten to one or higher.
“Beauty,” Liaigre says, “inheres not in the triviality of abundance, but in delicacy, scarcity and restraint.” That’s true in his interiors.
In London, Liaigre was asked to “do” a townhouse filled with period details, which couldn’t be touched, and the owner’s collection of Renaissance paintings, which couldn’t be ignored. He responded with furnishings strong enough to hold their own, including a red lacquer dining table and chairs.
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