Inspired by the night sky, Damien Langlois-Meurinne’s constellation of ideas imbues a central Paris apartment for a Middle Eastern family with otherworldly style. The memory proved to be the inspiration for his best-selling product, the Last Night chandelier, which he placed above the dining table in this four-bedroom apartment in Paris.
When I was small, we’d go to tiny islands, like Kimolos,” he recalls. “Tourism there was still in its infancy. We’d sleep on the beach under the stars and it was quite extraordinary. It’s based on the idea of the night sky. Allusions to the natural world are a way of bringing a touch of poetry to my interiors.
– Damien Langlois-Meurinne
For the French interior designerDamien Langlois-Meurinne, the notion of living on Paris’s Île Saint-Louis represents a sort of dream. “It’s a unique part of the city,” he says of the island, which sits in the shadow of Notre-Dame. “Like Venice, it’s a place that’s almost outside of time. Once you step into its side streets, there’s hardly anyone around despite the fact that you’re at the very heart of the capital. I find that quite magical.”
In this modern dining room, a circa 1968 Carlo Scarpa marble table surrounded by custom chairs sits on Damien Langlois-Meurinne’s wool-and-linen Aura rug.
Damien Langlois-Meurinne’s style is based on sobriety, purity, a timeless elegance, emblematic of contemporary French Chic. In his projects, he always seeks out streamlined spaces in order to magnify and enhance the beauty of volumes. Amongst his key-words, he likes to talk about “balance”, “rigor combined with lightness”, “a passion for detail and exceptional venues”, as well as “certain poetry.”
He sets forth his quest for perfection in order to satisfy a prestigious and exacting international clientele. And to meet their demands, he selects and showcases the creation of the greatest designers as well as renowned worldwide brands, signing his culture of French excellence.
Top interior designerDamien Langlois-Meurinne designed a renovation project for a luxury apartment in the center of Rive Gauche in Paris. There are few local elements (previously used as a law firm) retained during the design practice. This 4,300 square foot apartment on Paris Saint-Germain Boulevard is by far his most stunning work. He works with the finest French craftsmen to produce products that are strictly made to order. The neutral color tray is a constant in interior design projects, it brings softness and sensuality. From modern entryways to luxurious living rooms, soft colors, and materials dominate.
His style is characterized by timeless lines, a mix of sophistication, and simplicity. He confirms with passion the importance conveyed by the quality of the objects surrounding us and their emotional dimension. Damien Langlois-Meurinne favors using natural materials such as bronze, lacquer, marble, as well as massive and precious woods, that have been crafted in collaboration with the finest master artisans.
In the rooms of the Saint-Germain Boulevard apartment, designers tend to introduce round and curvaceous forms into the rooms known for their rational and linear architecture. In the contemporary dining room, the popularity of colors broke most of the neutral tones of Parisian families.
A successful project is one where each detail is treated with equal importance – the architecture, the decorating, the furniture, the artworks… it works as a whole. France is at the crossroads and benefits on the one hand from the influence of Northern European minimalism, German precision, and finally from the color and sensuality of Southern European countries. France is at the intersection of all these cultures.
– Damien Langlois-Meurinne
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