IN THE COZY LIVING AND DINING AREAS, THE DESIGNER
placed a circa-1950 Jean Royère sofa and armchair
beneath a large 1988 photograph by Thomas Struth.
A circular resin table by McCollin Bryan sits near a
nineteenth-century sculpture of a bull by Auguste
Clesinger, a 1950s BCC bookcase by Charlotte Perriand
and 1962 sconces by Serge Mouille. The stone stairway
is flanked by Flavia, a 1995-96 ceramic totem by Ettore
Sottsass, and World on Its Hind Legs, a 2010 sculpture
by William Kentridge. The 1960s dining table and chairs
are by Paul Evans, and the seventeenth-century-style
chandelier was used as set décor in the 2000 film Vatel.
Louise Lawler’s contemporary photograph Pedestal
hangs over a Louis XIV chest, and Mathieu Weiler’s
2003 canvas Bobines is paired with a Louis XV dresser,
setting up interesting historical dialogues.
On the lower floor, the atavism of the cave, the
home, and fire prevail. Objects by the Korean Choi
Byung Hoon, positioned in front of the fireplace, look
like round stones, while white leather 1970s armchairs
by Ubald King and ghostly Big Cap lights by Andrea
Branzi continue the mix of eras.