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Christian Liaigre Furniture

Christian Liaigre (France, 1943–2020)

In his illustrious career, the French designer Christian Liaigre (1943–2020) created furniture and private interiors with a minimalist and restrained sensibility that would become his trademark, but never at the cost of luxury. When he began designing furniture in the 1980s, Liaigre’s clean lines and no-frills approach caused a stir and was considered unusual for the era. But what Liaigre knew best was creating elegant, exquisite designs that would stand the test of time.

Liaigre studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He initially began as a furniture designer, opening his studio in 1985 before he would move toward interiors. His bold, timeless pieces were made in France using luxurious materials such as marble and cashmere in a soothing palette of neutral tones that look fresh to this day. Later, Liaigre began to design private interiors — from homes of influential figures like Calvin Klein and Karl Lagerfeld to holiday homes, offices and the cabins of private yachts. He designed the interiors of the Art Deco–era Hotel Montalembert in Paris and became known in the United States for his design of the Mercer Hotel in New York City, which opened in 1997. Soon afterward, he found himself working for hotelier Ian Schrager.

To each of his interior design projects Liaigre brought his minimalist touch, which was born from his ability to distill a broad range of inspirations — from Brancusi sculptures and African art to Art Deco furniture — into simple, balanced forms. The modest beauty of his popular Nagato stool, a small and sculptural piece of seating designed in oak in 1986, represents this vision clearly and points to some more of Liaigre’s influences: the stillness found in Donald Judd’s minimalist art and many aspects of Japanese culture.

Liaigre, who earned comparisons to celebrated French designers Jean-Michel Frank and Jean Royère, was also known for his visionary use of natural and unconventional materials and is considered to be one of the first to use wenge, an African hardwood, in combination with traditional timber such as oak in his furnishings. Liaigre’s creative foresight has ensured that today he is one of the most influential and widely imitated designers of the 20th century.

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Christian Liaigre Nuage Side Table Low (size 1)
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Vancouver, BC
The side table Nuage whose top is in marble and the structure in nickel-plated bronze, is born from the collabration between Sophie Lafont and Liaigre. These gentle curves contrast w...
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2010s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble

Bomarzo Bronze side table by Eric Schmitt for Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre, Eric Schmitt
Located in Vancouver, BC
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1990s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Christian Liaigre Nuage Side Table Tall (size 2)
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble

Christian Liaigre Spartane Chair in Walnut Macao w/ High Gloss Red Chili Leather
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Vancouver, BC
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Early 2000s French Neoclassical Revival Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Walnut

Christian Liaigre Coffee Tables in Mahogany
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Antwerp, BE
Christian Liaigre, coffee table, rosewood, France, 1999 Christian Liaigre was a French interior designer and architect. Born into a family from Vendée, Liaigre entered the École ...
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1990s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Mahogany

Contemporary Leather Coffee Table by Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre
Located in New Orleans, LA
Vintage contemporary coffee table in leather by Christian Liaigre with clean lines and timeless look. Wear consistent with age and use.
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20th Century European Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Leather

Christian Liaigre, Large Mirror Called "ebony", 1995
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Christian Liaigre - Large mirror called "ebony" - 1995 Ebony frame and mirror Monogram stamped Measures: 250 x 81 cm.  
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1990s European Other Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Mirror, Ebony

Christian Liaigre Barbuda Lounge Chair
By Christian Liaigre, HOLLY HUNT
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural "Barbuda" model lounge chair, designed by Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt, American, circa 1990s. This chair is currently being reupholstered and can be completed in your...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

Christian Liaigre Patinated Bronze Side Table
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Stamford, CT
A Christian Liaigre (1943-2020) patinated bronze side table; marked, circa 2001.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Bronze

Contemporary Leather Bed Platform by Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre
Located in New Orleans, LA
Vintage contemporary mattress platform in leather by Christian Liaigre with clean lines and timeless look. Wear consistent with age and use.   
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20th Century European Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Leather

Christian Liaigre Round Ottoman for Holly Hunt, 1990s
By Christian Liaigre, HOLLY HUNT
Located in Hamburg, PA
A luxurious Christian Liaigre round ottoman, bench, or pouf for Holly Hunt. Upholstered in high-end grey leather on an ebonized oak base. The bench is in very good condition and stru...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Oak, Leather

Christian Liaigre Center Table
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Christian Liaigre center table, France, late 20th century.
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Late 20th Century French Other Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Wood

JMF Style Two-Door Wenge Wood Cabinet
By Christian Liaigre
Located in East Hampton, NY
A Jean-Michel Frank re-edition by Christian Liaigre. This two-door cabinet with Wenge exterior and maple interior shelving features chrome accents stud trim. Gabonite by Christian Li...
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1980s French Vintage Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Chrome

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Christian Liaigre Nuage Side Table Tall (size 2)
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Carrara Marble

Bomarzo Bronze side table by Eric Schmitt for Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre, Eric Schmitt
Located in Vancouver, BC
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1990s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Bronze

Christian Liaigre Spartane Chair in Walnut Macao w/ High Gloss Red Chili Leather
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Vancouver, BC
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Early 2000s French Neoclassical Revival Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Walnut

Piet Boon Klink side table in Dark Bronze
By Piet Boon
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Dutch Organic Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Bronze

Ionik Chroma Stool - OEUFFICE Kapital Collection
By Oeuffice
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Italian Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Marble

Tuskan Chroma Stool - OEUFFICE Kapital Collection
By Oeuffice
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Italian Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Marble

525 Table En Forme Libre
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Italian Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Wood, Lacquer

Gebruder Thonet Vienna Caryllon Dining Table
By Cristina Celestino
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Austrian Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Tulipwood

New Tendency Masa Table with Iridescent Glass Top & Brass Base
Located in Vancouver, BC
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Brass

Biagio Table Light by Tobia Scarpa for FLOS
By Flos, Tobia Scarpa
Located in Vancouver, BC
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1960s European Vintage Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble

Aldo Bakker Console Table in Mocca Lacquer for Karakter
By Aldo Bakker
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Danish Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Lacquer

Lighthouse Table Light, Venini Talpa Grey Shade with Matte Carrara Marble Base
By Established & Sons, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Located in Vancouver, BC
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Carrara Marble

Previously Available Items
Nickel-Plated Reading Lamp by Christian Liaigre, France, Late 1980s
By Christian Liaigre
Located in New York, NY
Nickel-plated bronze Shade rotates 360° Good vintage condition, fading on feet, dents on the shade please see pictures European socket and wiring price does not include shipping ...
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1980s French Vintage Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Bronze, Nickel

Christian Liaigre Grume Bench for Holly Hunt, 2000s
By HOLLY HUNT, Christian Liaigre
Located in Hamburg, PA
A luxurious and very sturdy Christian Liaigre Grume bench with supple chartreuse leather on a brushed stainless steel frame. Made at Holly Hunt in the 2000s. This model is no longer ...
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Early 2000s French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Stainless Steel

Christian Liaigre Cameroun Table
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Geneva, IL
Early Christian Liaigre occasional table with chip carved, red oak legs and ebonized, rift-sawn white oak top.
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1990s French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Oak, Oak

Christian Liaigre Modern Leather Banquette
By Christian Liaigre
Located in New York, NY
Modern leather-upholstered banquette designed by Christian Liaigre. The piece has wooden legs and is in great condition with age-appropriate wear to the leather upholstery.
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20th Century French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Leather, Wood

Modern Christian Liaigre Custom Macassar Ebony Cabinet, France, Holly Hunt
By HOLLY HUNT, Christian Liaigre
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Christian Liaigre Luth cabinet, limited production, Macassar ebony side panels and four cabinet doors, walnut frame stained to match, full gloss finish, recessed red gloss lacquered ...
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2010s French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Ebony, Walnut

Designer Table & 4 Matching Benches by Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Dallas, TX
An Amazing Find! Designer Table & 4 Matching Benches by Christian Liaigre is a splendid example of the designer's work, with clean lines, impeccable quality and surviving as a compl...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Mid-Century Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Leather, Mahogany

Christian Liaigre Ebonized Wood Bench / Low Table
By Christian Liaigre
Located in New York, NY
An original Christian Liaigre long bench or low table in ebonized wood. Dimensions: 72" L × 15" D x 16" H.
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2010s French Minimalist Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Wood

Minimalist Nickel-Plated Brass Reading Lamp by Christian Liaigre, France, 1980s
By Christian Liaigre
Located in New York, NY
Iconic lamp by Liaigre; beautiful shades of gilt/brass on the lamp's base rare in this patina version minor dents on the side of the shade opposite to the handle (please see last p...
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1980s French Vintage Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Brass

Christian Liaigre Pair of Elegant Red Leather Slipper Chairs 2000s 'Signed'
By HOLLY HUNT, Christian Liaigre
Located in New York, NY
Pair of elegant slipper chairs in red leather with dark oak bases by Christian Liaigre, French, 2000s. Labels on bottom interior frames red “Christian Liaigre at Holly Hunt”.
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Early 2000s French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Leather, Foam, Oak

Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt King Bed
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful king bed by Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt. Extremely well constructed, leather in very good condition, structurally sound. Espresso wood frame.
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Leather, Wood

  • Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt King Bed
  • Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt King Bed
  • Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt King Bed
  • Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt King Bed
H 39 in. W 82.25 in. D 86.5 in.
Pair of Arm Chairs by Christian Liaigre
By HOLLY HUNT, Christian Liaigre
Located in Atlanta, GA
Pair of Arm Chairs by Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt, circa 1990's. This model, the "Barbuda", have a very sculptural form and are quite comfortable. Signed with metal tag undernea...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Upholstery

  • Pair of Arm Chairs by Christian Liaigre
  • Pair of Arm Chairs by Christian Liaigre
  • Pair of Arm Chairs by Christian Liaigre
  • Pair of Arm Chairs by Christian Liaigre
H 41 in. W 23 in. D 28 in.
Coffee Table designed by Christian Liargre for Holy Hunt circa 1990
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Jersey City, NJ
Coffee table with a checkered walnut top and a single drawer on opposite sides each having metal pulls all supported by a dark stained wood base with six legs designed by Christian L...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Wood

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