tag archives: donald judd


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

during a recent trip to new york, i finally visited the judd foundation, located at 101 spring street, the former residence and studio of sculptor donald judd (1928-1994).

so, a quote in a recent article about canopy beds in the design & decorating section of the wall street journal caught my attention.

‘going to bed in my canopy…is almost like sleeping in a donald judd sculpture.’

-len morgan, new york architectural designer



donald judd (1928-1994) | 15 untitled works in concrete | 1980-1984 | the chinati foundation | marfa, TX

donald judd (1928-1994) | untitled | granite | 1978

donald judd:  works in granite, cor-ten, plywood, and enamel on aluminum | pace gallery | new york, NY | 18 february-26 march 2011

photo credits cintani and pace gallery

canopy and four poster beds do make you feel like you are sleeping in a structure.  or, in a room within a room.

bedroom|jupiter FL|architect manuel j. diaz|designer furze bard + associates|william waldron|ADbedroom|la reserve hotel|paris france|ruemag.comOD-BG316_CANOPY_J_20150513144241

master bedroom | jupiter, FL | interior design by furze bard + associates

bedroom | la reserve paris hotel, spa and apartments | paris, france | interior design by rémi tessier

bedroom | kiev, ukraine | design by igor sirotov

photo credits william waldron, ruemag.com and igor sirotov

ironically, donald judd really did sleep within a sculpture.  a wall length fluorescent light sculpture by his friend dan flavin (1933-1996).

judd|flavin|josh white|donald judd art (c)|npr.org

dan flavin (1933-1996) | flourescent light sculpture | 1970

master bedroom | 5th floor | judd foundation | 101 spring street | new york, NY

photo credit josh white