Paris mix, not match
Living in the past can be a young person’s game — or so Fabrizio Casiraghi seems to be saying with his design of an airy kitchen for a Paris sophisticate. And it can be a really fabulous game to play. Here, the Italian-born Casiraghi makes history not just sexy but relevant, as he reprises the practical beauty of lacquer walls, a zinc counter, a travertine floor. The magic comes in his juxtapositions. “When you mix Art Deco chairs with a wooden table with Japanese Noguchi lamps, it could seem risky,” he says blithely. “But at the end, it is totally harmonious.” The furnishings are a combination of antique (chairs from 1stDibs) and bespoke (dining table, sconces), with a gentlemen’s club providing the overall inspiration. But really, it derives from Casiraghi’s own fecund imagination.
“I think people ask me to do their interiors if they want to avoid ostentatious design and if they prefer an effortlessly chic atmosphere.”
— Fabrizio Casiraghi