Christian Liaigre(1943-2020)

Christian Liaigre(1943-2020)

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       Christian Liaigre is an interior decorator and architect. Born in Vendée in 194. in 1960,After studying at the Beaux-arts and École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, he taught drawing techniques at the Académie Charpentier. He later met Alberto Giacometti who made him discover Brancusi's studio. He later took on the role of creative director at Nobilis and designed his first furniture line.
       He opened his first design office in 1985 and then a showroom in 1990, in Paris, in the Montalembert hotel. In 1997, he worked in the hotel Mercier in New York, it is this project that will make known his talent.  In 2009 and in the desire to perpetuate his work, Christian Liaigre set up a creative and managerial transition. After nine years at the helm of the French fashion house, Caillaud left Gaultier and was tapped by French designer Christian Liaigre to become the CEO of his namesake brand. 
       Wisdom of having sold at the end of 2009 the control of his company (60% of the capital) to the Edmond de Rothschild Capital Partners fund then to the American Bridgepoint. Wisdom also to have entrusted the reins to a new management team led by the Essec Christophe Caillaud, to focus himself on decoration and research. 
       In 2016, Christian Liaigre left the company, handing the reins entirely over to Caillaud as president and CEO and creative director Frauke Meyer. A graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD), this German-born interior designer studied in Paris before joining Christian Liaigre's team in 1998.
       Faithful to Liaigre's spirit of purity, Frauke Meyer focuses on creation with the eyes of a new generation of architects. Sobriety, serenity, soft lines, and subtle adaptation to the context, its interiors reflect both a great rigor of design and a particular attention to uses.At the head of the design office, she opens today a new chapter in the history of Liaigre through exceptional projects in Europe, the United States and Asia.
       Christian Liaigre has been known for its refined and high quality work. Christian Liaigre was able to combine modesty and elegance through a good use of space and light and by relying on the design of local cultures and traditions, the choice of materials and his love of art and craft. According to Liaigre, interior architecture and design are synonymous with timelessness, calmness, beauty and subtle luxury. He believes that comfort is not determined by superficial wealth but by fineness and rarity. Throughout three decades, a dedicated team has been built by Christian Liaigre. This is undoubtedly his greatest achievement; a group of like-minded artists who are committed to maintaining and embracing the creative spirit, which is what characterizes Maison Liaigre.
       Synonymous with elegance and simplicity, Christian Liaigre has worked on projects in the art world, such as the Mercer hotels in New York, Sereno in St Barts and the La Société restaurant in Paris, but also on projects for institutions including the French Senate. He believes that “interior design shouldn’t be a trend” and offers above all elegant and comfortable ambiances, with the delicate touch of luxury and modernity.

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