As the apartment has such an exceptional light, the plan for it was relatively simple. The layout needed to be simplified and rationalised and the client wanted to completely avoid any look similar to that of a museum or gallery.
The artwork was to be a part of daily life, enhanced by simple lamps so as not to be arrogantly “on display”.
After about three months of demolition work, the space was completely revised with all the flooring and surfaces changed.
The idea was to keep the illusion that only the paint had been refreshed, that this apartment has always been that way.
The owner’s art collection is quite interesting and provocative at the same time, as she is an avid art collector who is very intrepid and ironic in her choices, and doesn’t hesitate in buying pieces that others refuse.
Each piece played the role of the “ugly duckling” of the room, and Jean-Louis Deniot had the clever task of displaying the art discreetly.