Basel Shows will be taking this moment to take you on a journey to Berlin in order to discover a company which ironically has the name of a French city. We will be talking a little about Paris 56 Fine interiors, its origins and what inspires both the team and its founder Detlev Böhnke.
Paris 56 Fine Interiors is a Berlin-based showroom, studio and workshop all at the same time. The design company was founded by Detlev Böhnke. The trained architect has specialized himself on the interior and furniture design at an early stage of his career. He gained experience with internationally renowned interior designers before he started his own business over 12 years ago. Since then, Detlev Böhnke has realized private and commercial projects all over Europe.
Detlev and his team carry out projects from the first sketch, through all stages of construction, to the completion. During planning, the team works with 3D animations and photorealistic renderings, so that the client can have a very exact idea of the final project right from the beginning. You will notice at first glance that Paris 56 never relies on standard solutions. Their work impresses with originality, attention to detail and a special sense for the people for whom they are intended. After all, you should feel more than just comfortable in the rooms that they design for you – you should recognize yourself in them.
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Paris 56 loves to take on challenges, as Detlev says:
“when you have achieved everything, the work is boring! With every new work, project or client, it brings a new fresh challenge. The most beautiful feeling is to finish the completion of a project and see its result.”
The firm’s design style is not really defined since it changes according to the client’s wishes and what the project requires. “Maybe our style is timelessly modern, a combination of everything and skillfully mixed,” says Detlev. Every project is based on the perfect chemistry with the client, otherwise, the cooperation doesn’t work. Most of the good projects become good friendships, because of the need to talk about a lot of private details of everyday life in order to achieve the perfect result.
“Our customers are very different. Every customer has their own and individual wishes. Every customer has new challenges to be met. There is no recipe yet. Sometimes you are more a psychologist than an interior designer. From the beginning, customers are always involved in the development process in order to optimize the results.”
When it comes to design trends, Detlev follows a mixture of classic contemporary design, retro-styled and glamorous with exquisite colours and finishes. New high-modern luminaires, as well as geometric and naturalistic elements in shape, print and colour, are always present in their projects. The team is inspired by some of the biggest names in design, such as Jean Michel Frank, Vladimir Kagan, Jean Royere, David Hicks, Hans-Jürgen Wegner and André Putman.
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For the future, Paris 56’s will continue to be retro-leaning and organic, naturalistic, with geometric shapes and colours – reinterpreting traditional materials in a high-end new version and quality.