Townhouse located in the Marais district of Paris.
"Jouffre has been working on my projects for ten years. It’s highly unusual to find professionals who wed unique artisanal savoir-faire with complete attunement to the modern world and its need for speed and efficiency." There is no traditional project without precious silkstuffs, dazzling trims and rare dyes. The upholsterer is the grand organizer of the fabric world that I design. Charles Jouffre breathes life into what is, to begin with, a mere idea. It is up to him to confer shape on the rolls of damasks and brocades, on the rope trims and gimp, and on the rosettes and bullion fringe with jasmines. As I list these wonderfully evocative terms, it seems to me that, like sailboating, the classic esthetic differs from contemporary decorative designs in its miles of sails, its highly distinctive language, and its beauty."> Visit website
The ateliers produced the drapes and sofas for this private residence in Paris, but also an Anglo-Chinese style bed - a tribute to cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale, and wholly clad in green-bronze silk velvet gainage.
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