A complete renovation of a flat in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, was the assignment that Agence Fleur Delesalle set out to do in 2020. The French studio used challenging design furniture from the 60s and 70s, their own design pieces and vintage elements in this Haussmann flat. Despite the different styles, the Henri Martin project is a coherent whole.
Agence Fleur Delesalle is a French design studio led by Fleur Delesalle. She studied at the Chelsea College of Art in London and at the ESAG Penninghen in Paris. After working for architect and designer India Mahdavi for six years, she started her own studio in 2011. With several prestigious projects to her name, such as the interior of the boutique Make My Lemonade and the decor for educational workshops at the Palace de Versailles, she is well on her way to conquering the world.
Delesalle proves that striking high-end elements do not need a neutral background.
Henri Martin, a project finished just last year, is another one of her beautiful renovations. In this flat, the Haussmann style of typical Parisian buildings was emphasised by adding a vintage fireplace and two unique doors, replicas of the existing doors in the house. These elements created visual symmetry in the house. The fireplace was placed opposite the existing fireplace in the dining room and the two doors, although only one functional, are on either side. The furniture is a mix of contemporary, vintage and custom elements. Delesalle uses antique lighting elements that look as if they have always been there, alongside furniture from the 60s and 70s. The design studio also uses many pieces that they have designed themselves, such as the lounge chair and coffee table in the living room, the dining table and bookcase in the dining room and the bed headboard and bronze door in the bedroom. Colours and textures are deftly combined and the classic, existing style of the flat is given a playful upgrade. In Henri Martin, Delesalle proves that striking high-end elements do not need a neutral background, but can just as well complement an existing style.
Photography by Vincent Leroux
Design by Agence Fleur Delesalle