Bonjour mes amis, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We attended a family BBQ with my husband’s family, spent most of Sunday at the zoo and today is our 19th wedding anniversary. I can hardly believe it. As they say, time flies when you’re having fun. We are planning a day at local winery and romantic dinner at our favorite restaurant.
Joseph Dirand is a Parisian based architect and designer that I greatly admire. I’ve stumbled upon his work several times over the past few years in various shelter magazines and websites. Dirand perfecly blends classicism and Parisian glamour with sophistication. His designs are almost instantly recognizable and his color palette of choice is a monochromatic white, black and grey with the occasional touch of color. The Frenchman often favors marble in the kitchen and bath. Dirand states,“I didn’t deliberately choose to work only with those colors,” he asserts. “But as a young designer, I was drawn toward minimalistic things and needed to create contrast to give my projects a certain force.” His good taste was prominent at a younger age when he started collecting design at the age of 17, buying pieces of Jean Prouvé, and also has passion for Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Jean Royère. Something we have in common.
If you’ve been reading the blog for awhile, you know I’m a more than a little obsessed with chevron/herringbone flooring, however, the patterned flooring, below left, is a close second.
“I don’t care about style anymore, in a way I hate style, I hate design. It’s about life, and generosity.”
~ Joseph Dirand
I love the pop of colour from the chairs .
Another marble kitchen. I prefer wood around the base of the island and stove to soften the gold marble. How beautiful is the marble by the way?
Can you imagine waking to such an amazing view every day?
This home is much different from his signature minimalist style.
Another amazing view, NYC has the most memorable skyline in the world. Incredible.
Dirand has also become a fashion-world favorite. He has received commissions from some of the leading names, designing boutiques for Pucci in New York, Chloé and Balmain in Paris, Givenchy on Avenue Montaigne, Rick Owens in London and Alexander Wang in Beijing.