tag archives: alberto giacometti

 

in memory of a modern master, french interior designer, christian liaigre (1943-2020).

a designer of products and projects.  furniture and furnishings.  residential, hospitality, and yacht interiors.

 

he had ‘style without being stylish’.

-liaigre website

penthouse | new york, ny | interior design by christian liaigre | architecture by john pawson

liaigre | written by christian liaigre and thomas luntz | pages 115, 100-101

photo credits (c) mark seelen

 

‘a maven of modern minimalism’,

-interior design magazine

 

who could be thought of as ‘our generation’s jean-michel frank’.

-brad ford, interior designer

-elle decor magazine

residence of jean-michel frank | paris, france

jean-michel frank, adolphe chanaux | written by leopold diego sanchez | page 70

 

jean-michel frank (1895-1941) collaborated regularly with the giacometti brothers, alberto (1901-1966) and diego (1902-1985), whose sculptures and furnishings also inspired liaigre.

residence | het zoute, belgium | interior design by christian liaigre

christian liaigre | trepied side table | 53121

christian liaigre | st. germaine lounge chair | 13607

liaigre | written by christian liaigre and thomas luntz | pages 123-125

photo credits (c) mark seelen

 

alberto giacometti (1901-1966) | la place II | bronze | 1948 | museum berggruen | berlin, germany

photo credit fondation giacometti

 

the endless columns of constantin brancusi (1876-1957) were another artistic inspiration.

residence | galicia, spain | interior design by christian liaigre

christian liaigre | nagato side table | 60521

maison christian liaigre | written and photographed by herbert ypma | pages 30

photo credit herbert ypma

 

atelier brancusi | reconstructed by renzo piano | centre pompidou | paris, france

photo credit centre pompidou | 1997 (c) agap, paris

 

as well as, the minimalist art, architecture, and furniture of donald judd (1928-1994).  like judd, liaigre reduced objects and space to their essential forms.

donald judd (1928-1994) | untitled | six units | douglas fir plywood | 1975 | judd foundation | new york, ny and marfa, tx

photo credit judd foundation

 

residence | mougins, france | interior design by christian liaigre

christian liaigre | marais console tables | 57023

christian liaigre | toja coffee table | no longer in production

liaigre | written by christian liaigre and thomas luntz | pages 276-277, 280-281, and 282

photo credits jean-philippe piter

 

liaigre was a minimalist and a modernist, yet a traditionalist.

which, may be why his work continually inspires me.

townhouse | london, united kingdom | interior design by christian liaigre

liaigre 12 projects | written by christian liaigre | pages 38-39

photo credit (c) mark seelen

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anish kapoor | gathering clouds | fiberglass and paint | 2014

alberto giacometti (1901-1966) | the cube | bronze | 1934-1935

proportio | palazzo fortuny | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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ettore spalletti | untitled, upside down | colored slip on alabaster | 2000

proportio | palazzo fortuny | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credit lisa walsh | innerspace

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joana hadjithomas & khalil joreige | latent image, diary of a photographer, 2009-2015 (part III of the project wonder beirut) | 177 days of performances, 354 artist books, timeline shelves

2015 venice art biennale-arsenale | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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shuji mukai | space of signs selfie studio | installation in situ | 2015

proportio | palazzo fortuny | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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daniel boyd | untitled (TI1) | oil, charcoal, and archival glue on polyester | 2015

daniel boyd | untitled (TI2) | oil, charcoal, and archival glue on polyester | 2015

2015 venice art biennale-arsenale | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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nairy baghramian | retainer | cast aluminum, silicon, polycarbonate, chromed metal, print, painted metal, rubber | 2013

slip of the tongue | punta della dogana | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 12 april 2015-10 january 2016 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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ursula von rydingsvard | elegantaka II | resin | 2013-14

ursula von rydingsvard | giardino della marinaressa | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 5 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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luciano vistosi. scultore | museo del vetro | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 9 february 2015-17 january 2016 | murano, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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cy twombly | untitled (new york city) | oil based house paint and wax crayon on canvas | 1968

cy twombly. paradise | ca’ pesaro | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 6 may-13 september 2015 | venice, italy

photo credit lisa walsh | innerspace

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eduardo basualdo | grito (shout) | paper, graphite, and metal | 2015

2015 venice art biennale-arsenale | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace

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sean scully | doric asceding | oil on aluminum | 2012

sean scully. land sea | palazzo falier | 2015 venice art biennale-collateral event | 9 may-22 november 2015 | venice, italy

photo credits lisa walsh | innerspace