Studio Jacques Garcia is best known for the incredible and visionary work that they have done for the hospitality industry. Jacques Garcia has decorated and styled some of the world’s most prestigious hotels all around the world. Today, Paris Design Agenda pays tribute to this iconic interior design, architect and creator that has paved the way for generations to come with his stunning contemporary interiors.
Written by Vasco Rodrigues
Since a very young age, Jacques Garcia has shown immeasurable talent and appreciation for drawing and objects of art. When he was eight years old, he designed and furnished the home of grandparents. This was actually the very first experience he had working in interior design, and later on, enhanced his knowledge his knowledge and education on the matter by going to a school of interior design, and later, applied arts.
After concluding his studies, Garcia went on to work for a practice of contemporary architects and become producing hospitality interiors, such as Le Méredien hotels and Royal Monceau à Paris. He was also responsible for the interior architecture of the Hôtel Costes and restaurant. It was here that his style becomes to form more clearly, seductive and quite characteristic. Garcia also designed the interiors for Hotel Majestic and the Fouquet restaurant.
He also became an avid collector of furniture and royal art objects dispersed after the French Revolution. For his achievements, he was named commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, and a Chevalier in the order of the Légion d’honneur.
Recently, the designer refurbished and redeveloped the interiors of the Louvre Museum and the Château de Versailles. In the first case, he worked on the 35 rooms of the prestigious museum taking into consideration 18th-century French furniture whereas in the second one he collaborated on the private apartments of the Château.
“I am, before everything, a creator of atmospheres.” – Jacques Gracia
This statement is clearly reflected in his projects. Jacques Garcia has given a new dimension to hospitality design and what contemporary interiors should look like. Other stunning venues he has worked on are the Wolfgang Puck’s Cut restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, La Reserve Hotel in Paris, the NoMad hotels in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, a rehabilitation of Monte Carlo’s Hôtel Métropole, and one of his favorite projects, La Mamounia in Marrakech.
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