Roomscapes

Mongiardino draws from sources that range from ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts to the work of the Renaissance and baroque masters Michelangelo, Palladio, Bernini, and Borromini and to antique fabrics, carpets, and objets; he ...

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Author: Renzo Mongiardino

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847823903

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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On the international design scene, Milan-based architect Renzo Mongiardino is renowned as the consummate creator of spectacular, atmospheric spaces. His dramatic, theatrical approach to design has produced elegant period interiors that have influenced many other designers. This handsome monograph, the first complete presentation of Mongiardino's work, explores his philosophy of space, design, and life itself. Extraordinary color photographs illustrate the brilliant arrangements of objects, art, and antiques and the rich array of textiles and painted effects-- faux wood, marble, and other materials, extravagant full-scale trompe l'oeils-- that epitomize his style. Mongiardino draws from sources that range from ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan artifacts to the work of the Renaissance and baroque masters Michelangelo, Palladio, Bernini, and Borromini and to antique fabrics, carpets, and objets; he also adds poetic recollections of important personal and historical spaces and incorporates his view of nature as a collaborator in the design process. Equally important is his ability to reflect the personality and lifestyle of his distinguished clients, whether in New York, London, Milan, Rome, or Paris. The resulting interior landscapes transform rooms into evocative surroundings of startling beauty. Practical considerations of design are discussed in Mongiardino's own words. He shares his insights into particular spaces-- small or large, study or grand gallery-- and traces the solutions he originated to create them. Through early sketches, impressionistic drawings and watercolors, and detailed photographs, he unfolds the story of each space, highlighting both its particular challenges and the lessons to be learned from its ultimate success as a stunning environment for living.

Longchamp Le Pliage

At present, over thirty million Le Pliage bags have been sold globally and offer luxury on an everyday basis. AUTHOR: Laure Verchere holds a degree in art history.

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Author: Laure Verchere

Publisher:

ISBN: 1614282951

Category: Art

Page: 80

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What secret magic can make a fashion accessory timeless? Longchamp’s Le Pliage bags are the perfect embodiment of this mystery, with their connection to the Zeitgeist, pure style, accomplished craftsmanship, and groundbreaking shape. Designed twenty years ago by Philippe Cassegrain (the son of the founder of the French leather goods company Longchamp), the foldable bag has become a huge success. At present, over thirty million Le Pliage bags have been sold globally and offer luxury on an everyday basis.

Juan Pablo Molyneux

Featuring gorgeous photography of sumptuous interiors, 'Juan Pablo Molyneux: At Home' presents the magnificent work of this acclaimed designer and his respected studio artisans.

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ISBN: 1614285209

Category: Design

Page: 208

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With the credo history and savoir faire working in unison, internationally acclaimed interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux creates luxurious interiors the way others write epics. Molyneux's interiors are space-time extravaganzas, and the designer surrounds himself with master artisans adept at centuries-old techniques including lacquer work, decorative painting, plaster work, straw marquetry, and lavishly embroidered drapery and upholstery. Featuring gorgeous photography of sumptuous interiors, Juan Pablo Molyneux: At Home presents the magnificent work of this acclaimed designer and his respected studio artisans.

Ritz Paris

This radiant volume overflows with elegant imagery illustrating the Ritz's esteemed guests and showcasing the impeccable work of designer Thierry W. Despont and architect Didier Beautemps to restore and rejuvenate the hotel while respecting ...

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Author: Laure VERCHERE

Publisher:

ISBN: 1614285985

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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The legendary Ritz on Paris' Place Vendôme is more than a luxury hotel; its very name evokes dreams of the City of Light. International luminaries from the worlds of high society, fashion, art, literature, cinema, finance, and diplomacy have illuminated its rooms, from the Duchess of Windsor, Coco Chanel, and Ernest Hemingway to Maria Callas, Marc Chagall, and Marlene Dietrich. After four years of careful restoration, the Ritz Paris has again opened its doors, a glamorous star taking the stage of the Place Vendôme with renewed spirit. This radiant volume overflows with elegant imagery illustrating the Ritz's esteemed guests and showcasing the impeccable work of architect Didier Beautemps and interior designer Thierry W. Despont.

The Invention of the Past

The book features lush color photographs of their oeuvre, along with reproductions of drawings, maquettes, and plaster models.

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Author: Laura Sartori Rimini

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847836659

Category: Architecture

Page: 303

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The Milan-based interior design and architectural firm Studio Peregalli presents for the first time their breathtaking environments that capture the classic elegance of the past. Studio Peregalli is the master of making interiors look brilliantly timeworn. Partners Laura Sartori Rimini and Roberto Peregalli have a distinctive ability to work in virtually every historical style-from Renaissance to Victorian-to create interiors that are atmospheric and magical, conjuring up a real or imagined past. The Invention of the Past profiles the firm’s domestic and public projects, including residences for such leading families as the Etros and the Zegnas. Organized by house elements-facades, libraries, dining rooms, bedrooms, and other spaces-the book focuses on their opulent and whimsical furnishings and old-world craftsmanship. Studio Peregalli juxtaposes authentic works of a particular period with replicated pieces to create an illusion that becomes something real and evocative. The book features lush color photographs of their oeuvre, along with reproductions of drawings, maquettes, and plaster models.