Photography: Bernard Touillon
I was pretty lost for words when I came across this stunning sculptural apartment in the Trocadéro area of Paris. It’s the work of interior architect and designer, Françoise Champsaur. The apartment (which has views of the Eiffel Tower and the Seine) had not been renovated in 40 years when Champsaur took on the project. He stripped out all that was unnecessary, doors, walls and false ceilings, and introduced room dividers in beautiful curved wood paneling, Carrara marble and strong black-framed glass doors. The 5,382 square foot apartment is now filled with light, thanks to Champsaur’s clever use of materials. He’s created a look and feel that is part art gallery, part luxury hotel; perfect for displaying favourite pieces of modernist furniture and artwork alongside his own beautiful designs. He encouraged the owners to be selective in the pieces they chose to display, to maintain the open gallery-like feel and to give each its own place.