In this beautiful Parisian apartment you will be surrounded by iconic pieces and phenomenal works of art. The owners are none other than Thierry Gillier, the founder of Zadig & Voltaire and his wife Cecilia Bönström. Their home was designed by Bernard Dubois. A Belgian architect we would like to introduce to you.
Architect Bernard Dubois is known for his rigorous and analytical approach, with which he always delivers an exclusive and refined aesthetic. He blurs the boundaries between genres and draws inspiration from different periods. In this way, he creates coherence and brings together what the history of architecture contradicts.
He first studied photography before graduating as an architect from La Cambre in 2009. Since then, he has completed many projects but whatever the nature, the vocation of Dubois' architecture is to be informed, contextual and fundamentally cultural.
This duplex apartment in Rue Galilee in Paris, which Dubois was commissioned to design, is no less than 600 m2 in size and is filled with beautiful works of art and pieces of furniture. The house has large rooms with exposed wooden beams and steel window frames. This provides a rustic, but warm and stylish look. The beautiful Terrazzo is used in the floor and also in the kitchen island. Each room has its own character. The social living space thus has a utilitarian, post-industrial vibe. The family floor was divided into several suites and was given an elegant style and aesthetics of the 17th-century French interiors. Even in the children's rooms you will find art, but it is the children's personality that dominates the room.
The art collection in this duplex is impressive to say the least! When the lift doors open and you enter, Picasso's Buste de Femme (1970) is the first thing you see. These are some other works that the couple has in their art collection: Untitled (2006) by Christopher Wool, Untitled (2010) by Rudolf Stingel, Innocence sculpture (2011) by Franz West, Death in America #2 (2005) by Steven Parrino, Venere Franchetti (1963) by Cy Twombly, works by Jean-Michel Basquiat,...
Exclusive and refined aesthetics where the boundaries between genres are blurred.
Not only are the works of art by well-known artists, but also some pieces of furniture are by leading iconic designers. There are the black Pierre Jeanneret armchairs, sofas by Christian Liaigre and in the dining room you will find the shelves of Charlotte Perriand.
The house itself is a beautiful picture to look at, but you also have a breath-taking view of the Eiffel Tower! The whole is a beautiful combination of a utilitarian spirit and a classic, French, chic atmosphere.
Foto’s: Romain Laprade, François Halard