tag archives: modern

 

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

do you read elle decor?  the june 2015 issue featured patchwork curtains in the library of a london home, designed by studio peregalli.

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library | hampstead, london, united kingdom | interior design by studio peregalli

photo credit simon upton

since then, i’ve been noticing patchwork everywhere.  it seems to be a fall 2015 fashion trend.

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1 | gianvito rossi | suede pumps

photo credit netaporter.com

2| roger vivier | prismik suede sandals

photo credit luisaviaroma.com

3| bottega veneta | patent leather pumps with black metal bow

photo credit netaporter.com

4| gianvito rossi | suede ankle boots

photo credit netaporter.com

5| prada | suede ankle boots

photo credit barneys new york

6| burberry prorsum suede over the knee boots

photo credit netaporter.com
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1| the row | sequined linen shoulder bag

photo credit bergdorf goodman

2| fendi | baguette studded shoulder bag

photo credit bergdorf goodman

3|  chloe | python shoulder bag

photo credit bergdorf goodman
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1| chloe | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit marcus tondo/indigitalimages.com

2| etro | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit kim weston arnold/indigitalimages.com

3| rodarte | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit marcus tondo/indigitalimages.com

4| chloe | fall 2015 ready to wear

photo credit marcus tondo/indigitalimages.com

one of my friends has even started quilting.

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quilts of gee’s bend

1| essie bendolph pettway (b. 1956) | roman stripes variation | 1997

2| willie abrams (1897-1987) | roman stripes variation | circa 1975

photo credits auburn.edu

according to new york interior decorator, mario buatta:

‘i think the pendulum is taking a swing back to romanticism.  in fashion we are seeing more colors, florals, and prints.  people are responding to happier moments in what they are wearing.’

-‘what’s modern now?’ | elle decor | july 2015

does patchwork seem romantic, retro, or modern now?