Christian Liaigre is definitely a mith when it comes to talking about some of the best legends of French Designers and Architects. It all began when he opened his showroom at rue de Varenne during the 80s, an act which would catapult him and his business to outstanding international fame. Basel Shows will be taking you on a little tour through this interior designer’s bespoke career and style, as well as what type of style he has that makes him so famous.
Born in La Rochelle, France in 1943, Christian Liaigre ended up as a student at the Paris Academy of Fine and Decorative Arts, and later a teacher at the Academy Charpentier. Ten years after these steps into this professional area, he would end up opening the famous showroom in 1988, where his works surrounding architecture and interior design would blossom.
His first professional victory came with the refurbishment of the Hotel Montalembert in Paris, in 1988, and ever since that he invested into similar actions in that regard. Among other relevant projects he’s taken on we point to the interior of the uber-trendy Mercer Hotel in New York, the refit of Selfridges department store in London, and the offices for Valentino Couture in Paris. Since his first project, the designer has even conceded private projects for bespoke celebrities such as Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Rupert Murdoch and Bryan Adams.
The best way to define the thirty-year impact of Christian Liaigre is the fact that it has become synonymous with refinement and high standards. In every project that the French designer takes on he makes full use of himself on natural materials and excellent workmanship. He makes full use of space and light, while at the same time-based at the local cultures and traditions. Christian Liaigre also stood out thanks to his furniture with clean lines and perfect proportions available on materials such as wood, bronze and leather.