Christian Liaigre is a French designer who has plenty of collections of furniture, lighting, textiles, leathers and accessories. Everything that he makes is paid with thorough attention to detail and used with fine quality materials. In 1987 he decided to open a studio, focusing on interior architecture and furniture design.
Among others, he’s responsible for the interior of the uber-trendy Mercer Hotel in New York, the refit of Selfridges department store in London, offices for Valentino Couture in Paris; and Hakkasan, London’s Chinese restaurant of the moment.
Christian Liaigre has made himself known by his refined, high quality work. Through good use of space and light, basing his design on local cultures an traditions, choice of materials and a special love of arts and crafts.
Christian Liaigre is credited with redefining modernism and pioneering the use of dark wood, leather sofas and the luxurious cream, brown and grey palette integral to today’s stylish interiors.
So good he has been described as Europe’s most renowned industrial architect of this century. Like his interiors, Liaigre’s furniture is simple, sophisticated and luxuriously inviting.
Credited with being the first designer to introduce African wenge wood into interiors, Liaigre is fond of blending African wood with traditional timber such as English oak to create his minimal furniture.
The main characteristic of the talent of Christian Liaigre is a modern-day Midas. What is more, everything he touches becomes hip. Judging on his recent projects this is absolutely true to state.
Generally speaking, Liaigre is known due to the fact that he designed private residences for such notables as Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Rupert Murdoch and Bryan Adams, what makes him a true design inspiration.
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