"Even empty areas must be beautiful, so that they may be ready to receive ten or five hundred spectators at a moment's notice," says Francois Champsaur.
The designer considered both stillness and emotional electricity for his update of Arqana, the prestigious thoroughbred sales agency specializing in trot and
gallop in Deauville, France—a region said to have hosted its first horse auction in 1887. Champsaur reimagined the restaurant and sales pavilion—in bespoke,
curvaceous rhythms of oak, tonal leather and contemporary attitude—to capture all the sensory thrills of equestrian theater. n arqana.com champsaur.com
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