Tuesday, October 14, 2014

AD Intérieurs + Musée des Arts Décoratifs

I just got back from a wonderful trip to Paris, during which I had the pleasure of visiting the AD Intérieurs show house at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. The show featured spaces created by 16 French interior designers. The guidelines were that the concept be centered around a little-seen piece from the museum's collection.  The resulting spaces not only incorporated the museum's selections seemlessly but were works of art unto themselves. 

Designed by Luis Laplace and Christophe Comoy
Created around the desk of Clément Mére

Design by Isabelle Stanislas
Created around a 16th-century Venetian wood sarcophagus chest

Design by Caroline Sarkozy & Laurent Bourgois
Centered around Marie Antoinette's settee

Design by Chahan Minassian
Centered around smoked glass-spangled desk made in 1966 by sculptor César

Designed by Charles Zana
Created around a 1957 ceiling lamp by Ettore Sottass (not shown)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I recently discovered Max ID NY, a quirky shop in Sag Harbor, selling an eclectic mix of both antiques and modern sculptural pieces. It is a family run business, with the father overseeing the antiques and art and the son designing the new stark contrasting pieces. The store is located in a house which is set up as a pseudo second home for the family. Vertually everything is for sale from the stacks of books in front of the fireplace to the 19th century pillars and panelling bought on a European shopping trip.