Liaigre // 77 rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré
For the first time in its history, Liaigre has located itself on the Rive Droite and on the very Parisian rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, a few steps from the Elysée Palace, at the heart of a district that includes art galleries and prestigious auction houses. Across from the Hotel Bristol, Liaigre now proudly sits in a building that initially housed the antiques dealer Steinitz, well known among connoisseurs of 18th century furnishings and decorative arts.
In this 800m squared space spread over four levels, Liaigre has envisioned a full offering, at the core of its skills in interior architecture, furniture display and design. A space for living, discovery and exhibits, this new address offers an immersion in the Liaigre world, going well beyond the typical showroom experience.
Conceived and created as an exceptional residential project, 77 faubourg Saint-Honoré is a unique space both open to the public and to the trade.
Lounge, dining room, office, bedroom, dressing room, through the different rooms, the visitor is invited to discover a singular approach to interior design for which Liaigre is internationally renowned.
In the tradition of the great French decorators of the 20th century, Liaigre strays from architecture from which naturally flows interior design, choosing different materials, and creating furniture and lighting pieces.
Although each element at 77 Faubourg Saint Honoré was initially drawn by hand in the Liaigre studio, they were created by artisans, decorators, cabinetmakers, bronze smiths, saddle makers, painting experts, etc who accompany the Maison’s projects from the its origins.
Under the guidance of Christian Liaigre’s successor, Frauke Meyer, the flagship also delivers new experiential services that house the studio’s refreshed approach to client service.
On the third floor, a decoration and styling department is placed alongside a materials library, assisting visiting clients with their interior designs. Liaigre looked beyond producing a show space limited to a retail role.
Prior to opening, the brand had been building relationships with selected art galleries over the course of a year with the intention of bringing art and installations to in-house exhibitions. In conjunction with the showroom’s opening, pieces from the Paris and New York based Galerie LeLong currently adorn the interior walls, with more to come in the future.
Liaigre, 77, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris
Press photos & text c/o Liaigre
Nicky’s World December 2018