Maison Margiela at Cite de L’architecture & du Patrimoine


For the second time, the Cite de L’architecture & du Patrimoine in Paris have invited Elle Decoration magazine to redesign the apartment of famed architect, Jacques Carlu. Starting initially with Christian Lacroix, this latest installation was conceived by fashion icon, Martin Margiela. Being a designer inspired by irony, Margiela played with perceptions by using minimal lo-fi techniques to merge old worlds with new. Trompe l’oiel wallpaper, sheer window overlays,  and floor-to-ceiling mirrors created a false sense of depth. Printed rugs recalled worn parquet floors and echoed his restrained palette of white, grey, and silver. Softly played piano tunes reverberated through the space, heightening the sense that we, the viewer, have observed an abandoned moment in time.

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