POM POM POM

Mon cher Pompidou'

 

I have recently bumped into a throw back picture of the Pompidou Centre in Paris that transported me there. The 1977 picture by Marco Covi provoked me a necessity to translate this Richard Rogers gem into a fabulous living room. Combining the red, blue & green of those marvellous exposed tubes inspire me to make this proposal which carries through also that 70's flash back vibe.

Colour & style are as essential for this living room interior design, as are materiality, texture, shapes & the artistic qualities of each pieces chosen. So let's make a POM POM POM-PIDOU interior!

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Art is always a great source of inspiration & as a huge fan of Le Corbusier, I admire not only his architectural journey but also his more artistic soul. I could possibly imagine that his very first version of 'Je revais' from 1953 could have been an influence on Rogers designs for the Pompidou in Paris. 

However these are mere speculations on what I imagine it to be. So as I carried on these powerful influences I begin by taking an accurate yet simple step, a red velvet sofa, the heart of the living room. Boutique Botero velvet seat could perfectly be the centre of a living room as Dimore Studio has designed in Saint Germain. Red sofa which strongly beats inside those blue walls, enhanced by a bubbly chandelier. Magic Circus Editions has created a modest chandelier that could achieve a similar effect.

Another key element to this living room interior proposal is a arty, colour-coordinated crafted rug. Most interiors below showing have great vintage pieces nonetheless I looked into a current design with this criteria & what other piece could have been more perfect? The 30th Anniversary Edition rug by Jaime Hayon for Nanimarquina has it all. Do look closely to see every detail. 

In a similar manner yet a larger scale reminds me of Sala Beckett by Flores & Prats in Barcelona, the intense red with softer splashes of green creates a gorgeous balance. Thinking of this a light green SCP armchair by Philippe Malouin fits perfectly! Colour & style go hand in hand for this living room design.

 


The home should be the treasure chest of living
— Le Corbusier

  1. Triple Chandelier China 03: Brass, mouth blown glass sculpted with a diamond saw by Magic Circus Editions.
  2. Hayon X Nani: 30th Anniversary Edition by Jaime Hayon for Nanimarquina 2017.
  3. Boutique Botero: Upholstered sofa by Marcel Wanders for MOOI.
  4. ‘Le cheval du vieillard des faubourgs plaid’: Nubi-quilted cashmere patches and was designed by Seulgi Lee for Hermes.
  5. SCP: Upholstered armchair by Philippe Malouin. 
  6. Moustache Bold: Chair by Big Game.
  7. Round: Coffee table in walnut canaletto & black nickel finished metal inserts by Carlo Colombo for Giorgetti 2015.
  8. Blue Odalisque: Slab-built jug with vitreous slips & scraffito by Jude Jelfs at David Simon Contemporary.

  9. Holmegaard: Suspended lamps in set of three pieces by Bric à Brac. 

  10. Brutalist: Vintage black dry bar cabinet made in Belgium 1970 available at Goldwood By Boris.

POM POM POM-PIDOU LIVING

Saint Germain apartment in Paris by Dimore Studio as seen on Pinterest.

Saint Germain apartment in Paris by Dimore Studio as seen on Pinterest.

Living room in Kyoto by Achille Salvagni as seen on www.1stdibs.com

Living room in Kyoto by Achille Salvagni as seen on www.1stdibs.com

Living room detail in Park Avenue by Kemble Interiors as seen on www.1stdibs.com

Living room detail in Park Avenue by Kemble Interiors as seen on www.1stdibs.com

Lyon apartment by Nathalie Rives las seen in AD Spain issue March 2018/ Photo credit: Felix Forest.

Lyon apartment by Nathalie Rives las seen in AD Spain issue March 2018/ Photo credit: Felix Forest.

Living room in Soho Loft by Robert Couturier as seen on www.1stdibs.com

Living room in Soho Loft by Robert Couturier as seen on www.1stdibs.com

Sala Beckett by Flores & Prats in Barcelona as seen in AD Spain issue March 2018/ Photo credit: Paola de Grenet.

Sala Beckett by Flores & Prats in Barcelona as seen in AD Spain issue March 2018/ Photo credit: Paola de Grenet.

Office & study in Manhattan by Robert Couturier as seen on www.1stdibs.com

Office & study in Manhattan by Robert Couturier as seen on www.1stdibs.com


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