Inspired by the work of famous interior designers such as Pierre Chareau or Carlo Scarpa, Rodolphe Parente decided to study interior design and product design. A graduate from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts of Dijon then the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg, Rodolphe Parente decided to reinforce his initial training in product design in the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne.
Then Rodolphe collaborated for a few years with Ms Andrée Putman in Paris. He was in charge of main projects from the furniture with the Morgans chair for Emeco, a furniture collection for Poltrona Frau to the interior design with the refurbishment of the Morgans Hotel in New-York, the Bisazza stand in the Milano Fair and the Anne Fontaine store in New-York. Thereafter, he worked as artistic director for Malherbe Retail where he carried and took part to the questioning about new commercial identities for different brands such as Dior, Estée Lauder, Sephora.
Today, Rodolphe Parente is expanding his own company in constant pursuit for a sense of detail, savoir-faire and quality of construction. In order to save the right tone for his creations, Rodolphe places the user at the center of an artistic process expressing emotions through the quality of drawing. He has been inspired by both everyday life and an intimate mixture of textures and artistic feelings to draw his creations.
Let us show you our favorite project by Rodolphe Parente: Apartment Trocadéro project | Just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, in the Trocadéro area of Paris, lies a newly renovated apartment boasting that perfect French mix of historical architecture, modern furnishings and contemporary art. The property stands as one of the most recent works of designer-to-watch Rodolphe Parente, and its approx 350 sqm of space was redesigned to preserve the apartment’s grand detailing all while ensuring the client’s art and furniture collections held center stage. Parente further tamed the challenging assets of high ceilings and expansive rooms by unifying them with a warm, limited palette of medium tonewoods, timeless Calacatta marble, and warm brushed bronze. What’s left to say but c’est Magnifique! Photography by Olivier Amsellem.