Christian Liaigre is one of France’s most iconic and prolific interior architects and designers. In my eyes, he is a real cut above his peers. His journey, to the pinnacle of his profession, has certainly been varied and diverse.
Christian was born and brought up in the west of France, not far from the Atlantic coast. His love of nature and natural materials stems from his childhood as he loved studying and drawing the sand, weather wood, tree bark and leather from the nearby stables.
So much so that he decided to refine his skills by first studying at the Paris Academy of Fine and Decoration Art, then teaching drawing at the Academy Charpentier. City life, at that time, was not for him though and he decided to return to his roots and he took over the running of his grandfather’s horse breeding stables.
His artistic creativity was never far though and the opportunity for him to develop his passion for design came 10 years later when La Maison Nobilis invited him to be their Artistic Director. This is a role he took on to great acclaim. Liaigre developed a furniture line for the company and was the first to launch interior perfumes.
An independent at heart, Christian started his own label and opened his first studio at 61 rue Varenne in the 7th in Paris in the 1980s. He has never looked back and now has offices across the globe.
Christian Liaigre designs private residences, yachts, hotels and restaurants of high profile individuals around the world. Yet, loyal to his roots, Christian’s signature is natural materials - linen, silk and cotton, saddle stitching on leather, wood as well as bronze and marble - all beautifully crafted and singing to the same contemporary tune of subtle opulence.
At 73 years of age, Christian is busier that ever.
You may recognise some of his work.
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