How many French Interior Designers do you know? What do you think of French Design? If you are an interior design aficionado, then you surely noticed that France has been gaining notoriety within the design industry.
Today, Paris is one of the world’s capitals of design and if you search the Design Tops of the Best Design Guides you’ll find several top French interior designers amongst the top designers in the world. So that’s why we decided to create this article to showcase 10 of the most prolific, famous and powerful interior designers from France.
Philippe Starck is simultaneously an inventor, creator, architect, designer and artistic director. Above all, Philippe Starck is a man of honesty, in the purest tradition of the Renaissance artists. Starck believes that creation must improve people’s lives, in order to achieve that, artists must guide themselves by complementary principles like poetic and political duties, pragmatic and subversive attitudes, these should be shared by everyone. Besides, the designer has his own approach – “No one has to be a genius, but everyone has to participate.” Despite his thousands of projects and world fame, Philippe Starck has the mission to make life better for the largest number of people.
Born in Fumel, the designer started his creative path in France. He is Founder and Artistic Counsellor of the Architecture Biennale within the Paris Biennale. Jean Nouvel says about himself that he is not a designer, but an architect that designs. Together with his team, Nouvel specializes in the fields of furniture design, interior design, scenography and visual communications.
Jean-Louis Deniot is an interior designer, whose style equates lifestyle and must promote harmony and well-being. The Paris-based designer notes that he likes to “play with the layering of textures and materials,” juxtaposing midcentury flea-market finds with original older pieces to create subtly finessed interiors that are “a little theatrical”. The French flair is noticed in his works.
Charles Zana demonstrates a dual approach to every project, writing a new story and giving it greater conceptual value. In two decades the architect Charles Zana has found his voice, forging his style and axes of influence, looking for discerning clients demanding a unique vision.
India Mahdavi is the Color Queen of Europe. Being simultaneously an architect and a designer, India Mahdavi was raised by a Persian father and Egyptian- English mother. As a result, her upbringing and her lifestyle culturally diverse are reflected in her inspired and eclectic designs, which range from homes, hotels, and commercial spaces to furniture and aircraft interiors. Her design is characterized by a combination of humor, elegance, and sensuality. That’s why she’s one of the most famous French Interior Designers in activity!
The many institutions’ personalities and events of Paris have been inspiring worldwide designers for decades. We can say that the beautiful city of Paris is much more than just a creative hub for design, it’s also a design lifestyle and inspiration all on its own. It’s because of its beauty and powerful sense of creativity that Paris is home to some of the most spectacular designers of the world like Jean Louis Deniot, Charles Zana or CM Studio Paris. Check out a preview of the Ebook below!