Dorothée Meilichzon was announced as the Designer of the Year of the trade show Maison & Objet September 2015.

Convivial and highly staged, Dorothée’s Anglo-American–influenced urban style combines the latest tropes with nostalgic impressions to create interiors unlike any other. A visit to her company website, CHZON Design and it’s easy to understand that the awarded designer is specialized in contract/hospitality furniture.

Maison & Objet September 2015 Designer of the Year

Maison & Objet September 2015 Designer of the Year

Compagnie des Vins in New York – interior by Dorothée Meilichzon

Maison & Objet September 2015 Designer of the Year

Joyeux Bordel in London – interior by Dorthée Meilichzon

After studying industrial design – at Strate College, then the Rhode Island School of Design – Dorothée Meilichzon first worked at a design firm before launching her own company in 2009. It was by chance that she shifted into work as an interior designer.

Enjoying that new role, she learned on the job while exploring her family’s visual heritage through various projects: an abundance of patterns and wallpaper, rummage-sale or classic-inspired furniture. “These unconscious markers of our French identity are reassuring in an age of anxiety and allow us to spontaneously appropriate spaces.” As for more current objects, she incorporates them using a light touch. These elements are juxtaposed in a world designed to an extreme. Addicted to her pencil, Dorothée Meilichzon sketches constantly: the lines of wall coverings, tiles and furniture pieces, which are then custom-made.

Maison & Objet September 2015 Designer of the Year

Experimental Beach Club in Ibizia by Dorothée Meilichzon

Maison & Objet September 2015 Designer of the Year

Prescription Cocktail Club – interior by Dorothée Meilichzon

Maison & Objet September 2015 Designer of the Year Maison & Objet September 2015 Designer of the Year

ECC New York – interior by Dorothée Meilichzon

Maison & Objet September 2015 Designer of the Year

Compagnie des Vins Paris – interior by Dorothée Meilichzon

 “I love to give life to places that do not yet exist but which give the impression of having always been there.” – Dorothée Melichzon