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Louis Vuitton Foundation – A Glamorous Blend of Private Enterprise and Cultural Ambition

Louis Vuitton Foundation – A Glamorous Blend of Private Enterprise and Cultural Ambition

When Bernard Arnault, chairman of the Moet Hennesey Louis Vuitton (LVMH), saw the extraordinary Spanish Guggenheim for the first time, he instantly decided it would be Frank Gehry who would design the Louis Vuitton Foundation. Arnault, a passionate art collector himself, wanted to develop a deep-rooted connection between his conglomerate and contemporary art and design. With only Arnault’s bare-boned vision of what he wanted in the...

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Welcome to the universe of best-known designer Jacques Garcia

Welcome to the universe of best-known designer Jacques Garcia

Mixing several historical architectural styles with contemporary ones is Jacques Garcia’s signature that has earned him global acclaim. His first successful foray into the world of architecture and interior design was constructing and furnishing his grandparent’s house at the, unbelievably, tender age of 8. After completing his education in applied arts, he was hired by a firm of architects where he quickly established a reputation for...

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L’Hotel: a stylish paradise in Paris

L’Hotel: a stylish paradise in Paris

Finding paradise in Paris is possible especially in the 6th district where  Oscar Wilde found his last home in St-Germain-des-Prés. This is one of the most glamorous places in town where we can sleep or dine, theatrically decorated, some sort of secret hideaway set in a quiet street surrounded by art galleries and boutiques. Not too rooms are the same and the interior design by Jacques Garcia remains breathtaking. The main style is...

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Richard Lauret : Living with style…

Richard Lauret :  Living with style…

For all design passionate and all those who want to live with style, the answer to the question is very simple: Richard Lauret. The French designer has been devoted to create the most exclusive universe since many years. Now, he has launched LAURET STUDIO, which proposes an exceptionnal flatware, poetic and sensual escape, the timeless harmony of esthetics and French elegance. So jump on it! And be part of a terrific French addiction! His...

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Ateliers Allot, marvelous crafts and styles

Ateliers Allot, marvelous crafts and styles

Since 1812, Allot family shows a unique talent for craftsmanship, particularly towards woodworking and cabinetmaking. From the parents to the sons, the taste of craftship has been transmitted from one generation to the other, employing the most demanding of craft techniques, pattern inlays, a variety of impeccable lacquering, gilding, woodcarving, upholstering techniques. With the time passing and 30 years of experience in the fine...

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Bernard Pictet talent of glass for interior design

Bernard Pictet talent of glass for interior design

He’s the master of glass in France and he’s describing himself in this way : « I can make an entire facade just as easily as I can make an ashtray, and everything in between:  decorative panels, separations, table tops, etc.». Bernard Pictet designs and produces original and luxurious works in glass for more than thirty years. His passion goes with creating a glass facade for a building or producing decorative glass on an...

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Pascal Amblard : Master of painting ornament

Pascal Amblard : Master of painting ornament

Internationally renowned muralist, Pascal Amblard has for the last 20 years been painting murals and ornament in hotels, palaces, and elegant homes for an appreciative clientele across Europe and North America. Also very recognized at The Mural School, he has painted hundreds of exquisite landscape murals with a distinct painting techniques so that he can transfer Images to Canvas, Color Palette & Painting Tools, Landscape & Sky,...

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Bristol : the hotel of choice in the French capital

Bristol : the hotel of choice in the French capital

There’s a place in Paris where time has disappeared. Le Bristol Paris, is the hotel of choice in the French capital. With an unrivalled elegance and an exemplary service, this place has been welcoming esteemed guests since 1925. Located on the prestigious rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, an arts district, its 188 rooms and suites have undergone extensive refurbishment, are spacious and bright. The decoration, very classic eighteenth-century...

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Jacquemart-André Museum : an architecture jewel in Paris

Jacquemart-André Museum : an architecture jewel in Paris

This museum is located on Boulevard Haussmann, which was in 1868, a place to be. Edouard André, heir of a Protestant banking family, bought a plot on which to build a mansion. The architectural project was given to Henri Parent according to his taste and experience of traditional architecture. In 6 years only, he completed a vast and beautiful building giving the fact that the architect wanted to surpass himself in the design. Right after...

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House of Baccarat : for an absolutely one-of-a-kind French experience

House of Baccarat : for an absolutely one-of-a-kind French experience

With a history dating back to 1764, during the reign of King Louis XV, when a glassworks was established in the village of Baccarat in eastern France, the heritage of House of Baccarat remains very linked to royalty and luxury. Indeed, it has been producing fine crystal in France’s Lorraine region since 1816 but also window panes and mirrors for about 50 years. In 1855 Baccarat won its first Gold Medal at the first Paris World’s Fair....

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