Paris is known worldwide for being the home of many of the most lavish and incredible interior designers of the world. Today we highlight 10 of the most amazing interior designers based in Paris with an incredible design reputation and a collection of strong projects.
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Alberto Pinto Studio was one of the biggest Icons of French Interior Design that during his life built his works on a mixture of styles. Pinto developed several interior design projects, not only residential but also in hospitality, businesses and even yachts. Used to take challenges that would scare others away, he particularly appreciated transforming gigantic spaces in which he would put together different styles and always in perfect harmony. Today the Alberto Pinto Studio is considered one of the Top Design Studios in France and by maintaining this status, it has honored Alberto Pinto’s memory and legacy.
Charles Zana is a passionate French Designer and architect who combines art and technique in every one of his projects. Zana designs the best spaces for his clients by establishing systems of habitation that they can easily appropriate. His interiors are structured around people, taking every aspect of their lives into account, and he never imposes a style.
François Champsaur was born in Marseille but has been based in Paris since the late ’80s. His Mediterranean roots have influenced his work. Diploma in Fine Arts in Marseille and Arts Decorative in Paris (ENSAD), François Champsaur created his interior design office and furniture design in 1996. Since then, he accumulates prestigious achievements in the restoration area, Café de l’Alma, in Paris, hotels, Hôtel Montalembert, in Paris, and fashion, Nina Ricci. Between design and decoration, his work seduces by its ability to thrill while passing the image of an optimistic world. With both vision and discretion, François Champsaur steps back, allowing the space to become a living creation.
Gerard Faivre, recognized as one of the best contemporary interior designers, created the concept Gerard Faivre Residence, apartments, and luxury properties completely renovated, furnished and decorated with fully integrated hotel services. To create an original work of art, Faivre imbues himself with the soul of each property. For him, each site is both a blank canvas and a source of inspiration.
Gilles and Boissier
Gilles and Boissier are a team of interior designers and architects based in Paris and working together since 2004. Over the years they have had projects in some of the world’s top capitals and cities. From restaurants to hotels, commercial spaces and homes, the pair is responsible for a variety of Hakkasan restaurants, La Villa and Mini Palais in Paris, Chachamoon in London, Buddakan New York, some of the top Moncler stores around the globe, the Baccarat Hotel in New York and as far as residences go, recently they designed the second home in Paris. The project that they have entitled L’Ature Appartment Paris (The Other Paris Apartment) was recently featured in the Italian Elle Décor, which showcased also some of their own furniture and lighting. Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier are partners in life and in design, each one has a specific role and style, but together they form a unified team. If strict lines and a distinctive taste for fine woods can be attributed to Patrick Gilles, Dorothée, on her end, has a way with spatial fluidity, colours, and intuitive elegance. It’s this unique approach that has paved their road to success, with commissions all over the world.
Jaques Grange is, without doubt, one of the best interior designers and decorators in the world. Known for his exquisite style, characterized by a harmony between traditional and contemporary tastes, Grange is one of very few interior designers who received a strict classical education in the field. Thanks to this background and early experiences that Jacques Grange is able to effortlessly mix the style and elements of different times – from rococo opulence to contemporary minimalism. He decorated and designed interiors for some of the biggest and most respected personalities and tastemakers. His main customers included Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, for whom he decorated the Château Gabriel, in Benerville-sur-Mer
Featured on the ELLE Decor and AD 100 lists of the best interior designers in the world, Jean-Louis Deniot has long been in the business of creating atmospheres. Jean-Louis Deniot has lived and breathed interior design from an early age. His décors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are present. Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Jean-Louis Deniot plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to the purity of style. If he does contemporary, it’s always with a weighty dose of history and references infused into it, to produce a timeless scenario. Deniot uses his travels for inspiration, for nodding to past time periods and refined colors palettes, turning into the reason why he has been booked for an endless list of impressive projects.
Pierre Yovanovitch is an artist that use traditional french craftsmen to create unique interiors and pieces made of noble materials such as marble, stone, metals or copper. The Architectural Digest qualified his work of purely “Made in France” and was named on the 100 best interior designers list and on the prestigious AD100 list in 2010. Pierre Yovanovitch was born in 1965 in Nice on the French Riviera. He did not start his career in design but in fashion and worked for the studios of Pierre Cardin between 1990 and 2000 both in Brussels and Paris. His own agency was opened in 2001 under the name of “Pierre Yovanovitch, Interior designer” and worked in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain, Israel and USA.
Pierre-Yves Rochon (PYR) was founded in Paris in 1979 to create interior design solutions for luxury hospitality and residential environments. Every aspect of the guest experience is enhanced by seamless integration of each property’s location, culture and history with its design. PYR has been entrusted with iconic historic landmarks as well as cutting-edge developments around the world as a direct result of the creative integrity, authenticity and craftsmanship they bring to every project. Their design achievements deliver award-winning results for major international hospitality brands such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria, Fairmont, St. Regis, Peninsula, Shangri-La, Sofitel, InterContinental, and numerous boutique hotels. In addition, PYR has created restaurant environments for some of the world’s most innovative chefs, such as Joël Robuchon, Alain Ducasse, Paul Bocuse, Gérard Boyer, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
When it comes to interior design, Sarah Lavoine uses similar principles as she does while dressing herself. In her design projects, Sarah Lavoine never tries to look vulgar and she works the total look. The designer does her best and knows how to mix and combine different items. According to her opinion, there is nothing worse than when an entire room – or worse, an entire house – is designed with one theme all over. Being the ultimate ambassador of a new «art de vivre à la française», Sarah Lavoine has a brand new project: an amazing book titled «Chez Moi: Decorating Your Home and Living Like a Parisienne», where she shares her knowledge in the design field, and teaches us how to get the Parisian style in our own interiors.