What I'm Reading Right Now - Liaigre 12 Projects

Christian Liaigre, one of my favorite interior and furniture designers has just published his most recent book, Liaigre 12 Projects.  I was invited to the reception launching both the book and the new Spring collection of furniture and fabrics, which Liaigre designed in collaboration with his wife, Déborah Comte-Liaigre.  Their aesthetic is minimalist luxury, creating beautifully hand crafted furniture in refined woods, such as open grain walnut and Larch wood. All the furniture is crafted in France and the design and production of each piece is of the highest quality.  As Comte-Liaigre succinctly put it during a conversation with Stacey Bewkes of Quintessence Blog when describing the perfectly proportioned Shelter arm chair "as both functional and an object of desire." When I'm thinking about luxuriously elegant, contemporary classic design, Christian Liaigre comes immediately to mind.  His books invite me on a journey through nature, be it to the countryside or the beach, with the architecture and furnishings fitting seamlessly into the landscape. The materials most often used are exotic woods, buttery soft leathers and burnished metals in muted tones with an occasional punch of red, orange, yellow, emphasizing textures rather than patterns and prints.