Our Tribute to Christian Liaigre

Last week we lost one of our industries most inspiring designers, at 77 years old Christian Liaigre passed away in Paris. A visionary designer, his use of clean lines, perfect proportions and the finest materials propelled him to the forefront of the interior design world. He was truly a pioneer of modernity.

This week we present a small tribute, sharing some of his designs in our projects, as Nicky fondly noted this week, she always manages to specify a CL piece in most of her homes and interiors. Above Nicky chose this Liaigre Galion console from 2005 in the entrance of our Gstaad Chalet project. The bright red lacquer finish was the perfect fit for the clients artwork.

Below, The Spencer Chair from 2005 was the perfect choice for this Townhouse project in Elystan Place, London. These Liaigre Velin chairs designed in 1998 and this Dinka floor lamp were used for a project in Stanhope Gardens, London.

Below we specified these Sud stools for a chalet fireplace in Val d’Isere


Another Sud bench in the master suite in Gstaad above. We love the Dinka Floor Lamp so much it often finds a home in many of our projects, below here in a family chalet in Les Collons.

This glorious oak Misaine dining table is one of the grandest, 2.3m long and just the most elegant piece.


We completed this project above in London back in 2007, we included a few of our favourite designs once again.

As you can see we are long term clients of the Liaigre brand, we’ve spent years working closely with the London team. Earlier in the year we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to their new rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré Paris showroom that we shared in a blog post here. We continue to be inspired by Liaigre’s work, and often find ourselves thumbing old publications sharing his residential projects from Bora Bora, Geneva, and Ile de Re to his hotels in Saint Barths and New York. A legendary designer who’s work will continue to live on.

“He created furniture and objects that reflected his dedication to beauty, a search for balance, an accuracy for proportions and perfection in the detail,” the studio shared this week.

“His luxurious no-frill designs impressed a demanding international clientele on a quest for authenticity.”

All NDID images photography by Philip Vile, Paris Studio Images c/o Liaigre

Nicky’s World September 2020