The King’s Speech

The King's Speech

In the Paris bureau of Christian Liegra may not include music. Everyone knows that the master works in silence and in silence. For us, he made an exception and spoke about the Japanese design and re-emerged on the fashion style of the XVIII century.

We found Christian Liegra workplace Mandarin in a chair in his design. On the table — a pack of white paper, a glass of sharpened pencils and a book, «In Praise of shadows», Junichiro Tanizaki. «This is my favorite writer, says the designer. — I close the Japanese philosophy. And in design as well. I do not recognize fashion, but I respect the materials and technology. » He has already been an art education at the Paris Academy of Fine Arts, when he suddenly decided to go to the province and to breed horses. Only ten years later, he returned to Paris, and soon the company The Maison Nobilis has released a collection of furniture for his drawings. His bureau Christian Liegr founded only in the age of 44, when engaged in interior design. «Until now, this area I am interested in the first place — says Liegr. — Ideally, furniture should not be created by itself and for specific projects. Without the environment here this chair on which you sit — just a piece of wood and metal. » Favorite designer materials — wood, bronze, copper, brass. Most of the design objects made by hand by French masters. Particular attention is paid to the finishing: Liegr loves sophisticated matte surface toned wood, patinated metal. His company entered the Colbert Committee, which unites producers of luxury goods. Among the most famous works of the designer — interior for gallery owner Larry Gagosian on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy, Valentino Garavani apartments, Rupert Murdoch’s yacht, Chanel boutique on the Place Vendome in Paris. He also designed the Mercer Hotel in New York and in Paris Montalambert. In the early 1990s, first proposed Liegr use dark wood finish vents. «While most in demand was minimalist style — says the designer. — And now, my feeling is returned to the XVIII century fashion. Barokkko, Rococo — a design that has passed through the centuries. » The first showrooms Christian Uaigre were opened in Paris, London and Bangkok. «Recently, we had two new points in the United States — says Liegr. — I was in New York and had lunch at the corner of 61st Street and Madison Avenue. Somewhere between steak and dessert saw in the window opposite appeared sign «Property for sale». Location — better than you can imagine. It was decided to open a branch of our — on three floors and there was a place for office, and showroom. » Currently Dekoratorskoye Liegra Bureau conducts more than a dozen projects. Among the clients of mostly Russian, Indians, Asians and Americans. «The French are almost there, but sorry — he said. — Probably an effect crisis «. Besides private interiors, plans for the designer — the renovation of the hotel in the United States and the design of several restaurants in New York City. One of the projects — an institution famous brothers, Jean-Louis and Gilbert Costes, who manage Hotel Costes, restaurants and LAvenue Cafe Marly in Paris. Interior designer places ohrakterizoval: «This» modern Liegr. » But do not be surprised to see a few strokes in the spirit of the XVIII century. «

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