Fashion + design, architecture + interiors. Intrinsically linked. Their connection is how they shape the way we live.
I’ve been deep in the 80’s lately (please note my previous post) revisiting the sculptural shapes of the Memphis period. A style that in its full expression can be categorized as borderline cartoonish. I wanted to pluck elements from that, but streamline them for a more modern feel.
I love discovering new and unusual designs, and the artisans that make them.
A favorite piece in the home is by the incredible and versatile designer Stéphane Parmentier. The Scala table has an almost surrealistic quality with its perfectly curved silhouette, crafted in luxurious Nappa leather. I also highly covet the Bivio collection made from leather with suede trim on the internal leg structure. It’s a bit of decadence. Explore the collection at Studio Twenty Seven.
Parmentier has an incredible body of work that spans multiple disciplines and subtly dominates each one. Beginning with his work for Lanvin, Karl Lagerfeld and Givenchy as the director of women’s ready-to-wear, Stephane transitioned to interiors via a re-design for Singapore Airlines and moved on to design homes in Paris, Ibiza, London, Geneva and Mauritius Island. His expansion to the world of design in 2005 is a sophisticated extension of his vision and something I can also have a piece of.
Below are some of Stephane’s super chic rooms and the Scala at 196 Orchard St.