Christian Liaigre, a visionary interior designer, unveils twelve of his most recent projects from around the world in this exquisite large-format volume. Over the past twenty-five years, Christian Liaigre has built his reputation on the refined quality of his furniture and interiors.
With a keen sensibility for space and light, design inspiration drawn from local cultures and traditions, meticulous attention given to the sourcing of materials, and an affinity for artisanal work, the designer combines the art of understatement with great elegance. According to Liaigre, interior architecture and design should not be a reflection of fashion and trends but rather embody timelessness, tranquil beauty, and subtle luxury. He believes that comfort does not lie in trivial affluence but in delicacy and rareness.
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Since his last book in 2008, he has been designing both private and public interiors around the world—from New York to Athens, from the island of St Barts to the mountains of St Moritz, and beyond. This new book takes the reader inside his rarefied world, highlighting his freshest creations and encompassing the full range of his talents in furniture and interior design, revealing his signature style.
From Belgian beach retreats and sea-roaming yachts to townhouses in New York and London, the latest book from Christian Liaigre, Liaigre 12 Projects (Flammarion; $135) showcases the French designer’s latest work, capturing both his extensive range of furniture and accessory designs and his respected eye as a decorator and interior architect.
Launching this week exclusively in Liaigre’s international showrooms and available mid-May in select bookstores, the lush cocktail-table tome is the designer’s third publication and his first in seven years.
“Like a great painter or writer, the creative decorator must rise above his private tastes and adapt, so that people will say, ‘My, how good we feel here!’ Genius loci, the true spirit of place,” says Liaigre. The book indeed reveals the designer’s distinct ability to cater to diverse needs, combining luxury and comfort in varied contexts while maintaining hallmarks of his signature aesthetic.
The book’s release coincides with the soft opening of a new Liaigre showroom on Conduit Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair neighborhood. It’s the designer’s second outpost in the British capital.
The large-format volume with cloth-bound spine offers inspiration for both professional architects and interior designers as well.
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