Nicky visits Armel Soyer ALPS in Megeve

Earlier this week, Nicky attended a rather special Design Summit hosted by the gallerist Armel Soyer at her home / by appointment space in Megeve. Following years of weekends spent in Normandy, Armel and her young family decided to look for a new countryside home, and fell in love with Megeve. They discovered an old Savoyard farmhouse that they bought just 48 hours after their first meeting.

This space is two fold,  their family home occupies the ground floor, upstairs is reserved for the growing designers, artists and makers pieces the gallery represents both in Paris and Megeve. What better way to sell a piece of design or art, by showing how it can be presented in a home, Armel had us completely sold.

Armel’s gallery home is 4 miles from Megeve, Nicky made her way there on Monday following a weekend at her own mountain retreat, Ferme de Moudon. The day was to be spent with Armel, Jerôme and Yann Bruneel from Bisson Bruneel, Carinne Guerin from Dedar, Sonia Linard from Norki and Olivier Rolland and Christophe Carette from THG. A small group were invited to this private view of the new installations followed by lunch at the space.

Russian based designer Olga Engel designed these magnificent pompon chairs, in grey the ‘who are you’ chair, and Yeti floor lamp above.

An iconic Piet Hein Eek dining table and chairs sit harmoniously in the chalet kitchen.

Below left, Thomas Dureiz’s Ring shelves and dining table, the wooden dining chairs are by Olga Engel and the smoked quartz pendant is by Australian lighting designer Christopher Boots.

 Christopher Boots also created these quartz lights in the bathroom below. 

We took note of this fabulously designed boot room…

The bronze table is by Austrian designer Irene Maria Ganser

The ski piece is by artist Xavier Veilhan. This video shares how his artwork is created.

Thank you to Armel Soyer Alps for the most inspiring day.

You can follow their Instagram handle here, or search through any of these hashtags via Instagram for further information on the designers featured.

#olgaengel #thomasduriez #pietheinee #denismilovanov #christopherboots #irenemariaganser #gillespernet #perrinerousseau

Images c/o Armel Soyer and NDID.

Nicky’s World October 2019