Discover the Perfect Match: Incorporating Classic Furniture into Unique Architectural Designs

By Kevin Frankental

I’ve always been captivated by the enduring appeal of certain furniture pieces. With proper care and experience, they can seamlessly blend into any unique and bold interior.

While personal preference plays a crucial role in selecting furniture, the character of the space also matters. In this article, I will share tips on seamlessly integrating classic collectibles and future heirlooms within a timeless and refined setting, using a stunning three-bedroom apartment in Paris’s 7th arrondissement, currently listed for €4.85mn, as an example.

Look for the classics

Instead of chasing unattainable magazine aesthetics, it’s essential to view your home as a place for living and enjoyment. By choosing furniture that complements the natural warmth of solid materials like Versailles-style parquet flooring and exposed beams, you can create interiors that tell stories. Preserve timeless classics such as this iconic sofa set designed by Pierre Jeanneret while providing room for new memories.

Take a personal approach

Collecting furniture is a deeply personal experience, where each piece becomes an expression of your taste and a repository of cherished moments. Consider a sculptural masterpiece like this exquisite Rick Owens-designed daybed made from petrified black wood.

Dig deep

Discovering the backstory of a furniture piece strengthens your connection to your collection. Delve into the designer’s vision, the methods used, and the selected materials. Many seemingly simple pieces were engineering marvels in their time, making it rewarding to understand their history. One such masterpiece is the iconic Superleggera chair by Gio Ponti, inspired by the lightweight Chiavari chairs crafted in Italy. Weighing a mere 1.7kg and crafted from ash, Ponti’s chair exemplifies his pursuit of a delicate balance of lightness and strength.

Explore different eras

Don’t limit yourself to specific styles like mid-century modern or classic British designs. Instead, explore common elements such as wood tones and fabrics to create cohesion in your collection. A personal favorite of mine, and a perfect fit for the reception room of this Parisian apartment, is the exquisite Rising Sun bamboo table designed by Gabriella Crespi.

Consider the context

While curating your space with beloved pieces and mixing different eras, remember that context is crucial. Consider the architectural elements, from the scale of the floor plan to the intended use of each area and the chosen materials. Like an artist working on a canvas, the potential of your interior is often influenced by the groundwork laid before. In the case of this Parisian apartment, the canvas was meticulously prepared, and the furniture serves as the perfect finishing touch, such as this timeless lounge chair designed by Jean Royère.

Photography: Lemon; Daniel Féau of Christie’s International Real Estate ; Images courtesy of Phillips; Owenscorp; Cassina

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