Under Da Vinci's motto ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’ the French designer Guillaume Alan creates the most beautiful minimalist and elegant interiors. The Victor Hugo penthouse in Paris is a perfect reflection of his sophisticated style and talent. Discover this modern oasis of black and white.
Growing up in a world of architecture and interior design, Guillaume Alan founded his studio in Paris in 2002, and since then he has been known for his timeless elegance and serene, minimalist interiors. Later Alan opened a second design studio in London where he creates the most beautiful projects for many international clients. The interiors represent a pure essentialism with the refined tradition of French design. Luxury, tranquillity and precision are combined with the right architecture and furniture resulting in a sophisticated and unique whole. This is also the case in the Victor Hugo project where Guillaume created a sleek, modern refuge in black and white.
Pure essentialism with a the finest tradition of French design.
The penthouse is located in two combined apartments with a panoramic view of the city and presents itself as a serene haven in the middle of the sparkling capital. The owners were looking for uniqueness and perfection for their home. It is not for nothing they turned to Guillaume Alan for the furnishing of their dream apartment. Everything was designed for a calm way of life according to the needs of the owners. ‘Purity is a way of life,’ we hear. And that is reflected in this interior design. Alan worked here in the tradition of French Classicism giving it a new twist with pure and flawless lines. The monochrome colour palette is all about subdued tones in a very light grey. This continues in the materials used such as oak, linen, leather, silk, wool and bronze. The apartment is already large in surface area, but thanks to the monotonous palette the rooms seem even larger and more open. Without adding extra colour or superfluous decoration, depth, texture and warmth in each room is still ensured. The subtle luxury of the apartment continues with the furniture. Alan is a master at creating softness in a subtle way through understated furniture chosen for their luxury architecture. We find here a combination of raw and refined materials, the lighter colours contrast nicely with dark decorative pieces and details of bronze, marble, steel, leather and so on.
The penthouse looks minimalist, sleek and monochrome, but at the same time has several layers, textures and details that provide warmth and balance. A refined and serene whole as we can expect from Guillaume Alan.
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