From the historic, strikingly sumptuous chateaux celebrating France’s La Belle Epoque, to the famously chic Paris apartments and the minimalist, distinctively bucolic stone cottages nestled in the heart of nature, French interiors have never shied away from stylistically declaring their love affair with timeless refinement, exquisite taste and distinct flair. True to his French heritage, furniture and interior designer Damien Langlois-Meurinne, a household name in the European interior design industry and beyond, masterfully puts a contemporary spin on classic French interiors, blending a balanced approach to the design’s concept with a refined sensitivity to the dynamics of chromatics, clean lines and myriad of textures.
Using mainly noble, natural and sophisticated materials with a uniquely modernist twist, including metal alloys such as bronze as well as teak and other solid woods finished in translucent, glossy lacquer, Damien Langlois-Meurinne has created an eclectic mix of space-specific, distinctively comfortable furniture and interiors by working closely with France’s most talented and reputable craftsmen to bring his unique vision to life. Stressing the importance of the craftsman’s savoire-faire to instill ” a soul” in a piece of furniture or lighting fixture, Damien Langlois-Meurinne delights his clients as well as French-style interior design afficionados with tactilely, emotionally and visually rich interiors where top comfort, functionality and luminosity are brilliantly interwoven with enviable aesthetics, elegance and sophistication.
The veritable French designer’s signature interiors, featured in countless European interior design magazines can be best characterized as a deftly-planned fusion of simplicity and opulence, traditional and modern, classic and avant-garde, minimalism and extravagance, lightness and rigor. In addition to his artistic eye and meticulous attention to details, what makes his celebrated French interiors truly unique is his masterly ability to create an ideal balance between these contrasting elements that coalesce in a purely organic manner in his works.
With celebrity clients including sports icons, fashion designers and even one of his peers, famed interior designer Muriel Brandolini and projects completed across France from Saint Tropez to Paris’ exclusive Avenue Foch and Montparnasse area, Damien Langlois-Meurinne passionately devises customized design schemes adapted to each living or working space. He emphasizes the importance of surrounding ourselves with emotionally powerful objects that strike a chord with us. In keeping with the art-centric French style decor, the French designer’s sought-after interiors feature vibrant, evocative artworks running the gamut from figurative (mostly animal figures) to abstract and neo- expressionist paintings and sculptures.
Perfectly simple and elaborate at the same time, Damien Langlois-Meurinne’s French interiors are simply perfect, exuding a sense of tranquility, wellbeing and sophistication that is beyond awe-inspiring.