No Ordinary Chalet in the French Alps by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance
Far from the geometric construction methods of a traditional chalet, the interior architecture of this family homelocated in the St. Martin de Bellevile in the French Alps is a domestic landscape whose forms emerge from the ground like small functional mountains rising from a valley. Resolutely fluid and modern, the result is a set of lines and organic forms composed around a strip of wood. A large, main room is set above the whole construction, defining the central point of the chalet where the family comes together around a warm hearth.
Designer and interior architect, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has defined his own language using natural shapes which are supple, organic, fluid and structured at the same time. A double passion for the material and for the shape embodied by a double faceted course of studies: first of all following metal sculpture course (at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art), then design at the Arts Décoratifs in Paris. In response to a creatively rich past (his father was a sculptor), Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance very quickly displayed an unusual aesthetic quality, which stands out, beginning with the restaurant Sketch in Soho in 2002 where he served as artistic director, and his interior design was soon acclaimed by the international scene with his organic and urban style.