Perched atop an Art Deco building overlooking the Left Bank and the Eiffel Tower, the RE Residence by Vincent Van Duysen is a renovated duplex along the Seine, home to an entrepreneur and contemporary art enthusiast. This intervention aimed to provide a platform for the owners, who lead a lifestyle characterized by soirees attended by Paris’s cultural high society, while respecting the building’s details and history.
All this takes place in a former hotel building, a private mansion with a night floor, music room and panoramic terrace. This space has been designed in honor of Jean-Michel Frank. Using several carefully selected materials, such as natural stone juxtaposed with dark chocolate brown wood, plaster on the walls, or exquisite wallpaper, he created this reception venue that houses a vast collection of artwork and contemporary furniture. We wanted to create an intentionally understated interior.
For example, huge slabs of bronze and marble were used in the bathrooms, which are illuminated by large Art Deco skylights, and tactility was also considered in the choice of rendered materials and finishes. The architecture has a strict, warm tone and resembles a box to house works of art (Richard Serra, Alexander Calder, Louise Bourgeois, etc.) while also featuring an impressive salon overlooking the Paris skyline. embodies the grandeur of classical life. Spacious windows.
At the information session, the creation of the ideal enclosure for the owners was clearly articulated, and the owners commented on the vintage furniture, lighting, and objects they had collected over the years. It also includes designs by contemporaries such as Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. Rick Owens… In addition to the grand salon, the rooftop terrace is undoubtedly the highlight of this property.
Views aside, the veranda here hints at the International Style and the mid-century work of Le Corbusier, with a modernist pergola wrapping around a fireplace above it, reminiscent of the architectural elements of Villa Noailles. Outdoor greenery was carefully selected by Belgium’s Wirtz International Landscape Architects to complement the soothing water pond. From there, you get the impression of floating in the sky, in a tranquil atmosphere of deep calm and tranquility.