A legendary suite at the Pierre hotel
The Pierre is an Art Deco building from the 1930s that stands on the edge of Central Park. It includes the eponymous New York luxury hotel, together with some 20 stories of private apartments. In collaboration with Féau Boiseries, the interior designers Alexandra and Michael Misczynski have created a unique atmosphere for one of the pied-à-terre.
Classical decor and contemporary art
Alexandra and Michael Misczynski are known for their skill at creating an interplay between design and artworks. To establish a dialogue with contemporary elements, Guillaume Féau recommended understated paneling in thegrand and elegant Louis XVI style that is embodied by Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon at Versailles.
What the Misczynskis wanted for this totally blank canvas was to recreate the atmosphere of a chic apartment in Paris’s 7th arrondissement, in the eclectic spirit of the great 1970s interior designer Henri Samuel. It wasn’t an easy thing to do because we needed to avoid falling into a style, and instead allow the modernity of the place to be fully expressed.
Contrasts and a feeling for detail
Artworks are naturally at home in a decor that embraces detail. The carved ornamentation on the chair rail remains discreet but is very elaborate.
Guerlain & Dior
LOUIS XIV, REGENCY
Louis XIV boiserie for Guerlain
A niche and a seat manage to fit into the library’s understated paneling, inspired by an 18th century boiserie reworked by Jean-Michel Frank for Jean-Pierre Guerlain’s Paris apartment.
Cornice by Christian Dior
This historic piece from the Féau collection served as an inspiration for this project. It is a cornice design that originally adorned the salons of Christian Dior’s historic premises on Avenue Montaigne, which were decorated in 1947 by Victor Grandpierre.
|Architect / dsigner|
Alexandra et Michael Misczynski https://www.instagram.com/atelier_am_inc/
Louis XIV, Régence, Neoclassical
Hôtel The Pierre, Central Park, New York
|Pieces from the collection|
Paneling by Jean-Michel Frank for Jean-Pierre Guerlain’s Paris apartment. Cornice designed by Christian Dior for his boutique on Avenue Montaigne.
|Type of project|
design, joinery/paneling, sculpture/ornamentation, plaster/resin, finishes, logistics, installation
|Elements of the decor|
Boiseries, ceilings and cornices, doors and doorframes, bookcases
From the initial sketch to the decor’s installation, Féau’s teams work closely alongside interior designers, attentive to their vision.
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