Cathy Vedoni and Benoit Dupuis renovated a historic apartment in Paris designed by Jansen where three Takashi Murakami panels are king.
The revival of a Paris apartment in Paris of an art collector couple was the first commissioned interior design project of Cathy Vedovi. Trained in Fashion Design and simultaneously daughter and wife to art dealers, Vedovi was assigned with the task of renovating and redecorating a 3,875-square-foot space in an Art Deco building.
Originally designed by Jansen, the building’s good bones had been chopped up into offices prior to the acquisition of a Parisian couple of art dealers.
Benoit Dupuis, the creator of boutiques for Christian Louboutin and homes for Keith Richards, joined Cathy Vedovi in the design journey of remodeling a historic apartment in Paris where Takashi Murakami panels are king.
CATHY VEDOVI AND BENOIT DUPUIS DEBUT
On its debut, the design team took advantage of the original rooms featured ample windows and clean-lined proportions. Having free rein, Cathy Vedovi and Benoit Dupuis unleashed a daring approach to the interior of the art collector’s apartment in Paris. On a project that was the first of its kind for Cathy Vedovi.
Keeping the Art Deco flair, Vedovi and Dupuis brought a sleek and contemporary approach to interior design in an art-driven interior project. Even though the interior design and the architect had free rein, the art collector’s couple has one request – walls expansive and sturdy enough to hang three enormous Takashi Murakami panels. According to Benoit Dupuis, in an apartment lacking long views, the Takashi Murakami paintings create a landscape and add a sense of depth and perspective.
The entryway keeps its art deco charm with a touch of contemporary. For instance, the symmetric doors that open up to the interior of this Paris apartment are mirrored, a Dupuis’ copy of the Jansen’s originals. In addition, there’s a marble floor with a hypnotic black and the white sun bursting with parallel seating areas in the round entrance. A small Damien Hirst artworks the focal point of the primary room of the historic house.
An interesting feature of the bathroom is the original mirror doors by Jansen – that Benoit Dupuis imitates in the entryway – as well as the modern Travertine stone vanity.
The kitchen of this apartment in Paris where Takashi Murakami panels take the spotlight, well-appointed decor accents – such as the monochromatic floor, the Portuguese tiles, compelling lighting fixtures, and a brass countertop make it no ordinary kitchen.
PARIS APARTMENT WHERE TAKASHI MURAKAMI MURALS REING
The maximalist dining room is one of the rooms hosting one of the Takashi Murakami panels. A hand-stenciled bamboo pattern wallpaper is a backdrop for the painting. The room is furnished with a vintage 1960s dining table and Jansen chairs – these are some of the original Jansen design pieces that unify the past and present of this art collector’s apartment in Paris.
The main bedroom is another one of the rooms where Takashi Murakami panels are king. Again, Jansen objects link the original design to the contemporary interpretation of Cathy Vedovi and Benoit Dupuis. For instance, the bed foot and the lamps atop nightstands are a Jansen design.
On one side of the living room, a mirrored wall surrounds the fireplace which is the focal point of the angular spot of the living room.
On the opposite side of the living room is another one of the three Takashi Murakami panels. The extensive artwork creates a surrealist landscape on a neutral, muted, color palette.
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Source Galerie Magazine