Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
"La Maison des Centraliens is a hidden treasure in the 8th arrondissement. Located in the centre of ''The Golden Triangle'' (where the Champs-Elysées, Avenue Montaigne, the Grand Palais and the Place de la Concorde meet), the townhouse was first built in 1864 for royalty. It was later, in between the years of 1913 and 1989, that the private home underwent the extensions and renovations that would allow for it to become a hotel – a luxury hotel to be exact.
Out of respect for this building’s precious history, the design of the hotel had to be handled with class and elegance whilst representing the avant-garde and chic fashion that Paris is known for. A homage to all things Parisian.
Maison Martin Margiela (MMM) was the exact studio for the job. Carefully preserving the Haussmann façade both in its exterior and interior, MMM found a way to showcase the classic architecture in his modern design and he successfully represents his playful aesthetic into the century old foundation; MMM never covered the vintage mouldings while designing the space. Step inside La Maison des Centraliens and you are in modern Paris with a twist."
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
"Azzedine Alaia rents out three apartments next door to his atelier, at 5 Rue de Moussy in Paris. Converted from a loft in a traditional 17th century building, the three 1,100-square-foot apartments (one one-bedroom, two two-bedrooms) are furnished with Jean Prouve, Marc Newson, and Arne Jacobsen pieces from Alaia's private collection. Breakfast is served from the designer's private kitchen."