Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte’s Milan apartment
Bohemian crisp, Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte’s Milanese apartment, with its gleaming gallery-esque fresh surfaces highlight the collection of a curator’s eye. He enjoys being instrumental in collaborative creative spaces such as Beirut’s Carwan Gallery – a local and international art platform for an intensely vibrant city, and London based Oeuffice studio – celebrated for their historical minimalist concepts interpreted into contemporary limited edition functional art forms. It’s this fusion of a restless curious soul that beams throughout his home.
Complementary treasures from eclectic genres nestle together, Oeuffice’s ‘Ziggurat’ and ‘Cancello Candelabra Balaustra Vase’ and Carlo Massoud’s ‘Arab Doll’ are perfect next to a vintage crystal vase and print. The apartment is littered with Oeuffice’s Kapital occasional tables, with their bigger brothers ‘Dorik Table’ and ‘Ionik Console’ in captivating slabs. This stone affair is a common thread throughout; the kitchen splashback and countertop flow with the story of an ancient world. Mirrored cupboards echo the warmth and depth of the natural material tonally picking up the honey tones from Gio Ponti’s folding chairs.
Recognition of his contemporaries Bec Brittain, ‘Shy’ pendant, and Lindsey Adelman, ‘Branching’ lamp, showcase the new brigade, at odds and at once family with his foraged objet d’art. This apartment is a successful story of a gentleman who lives on the bridge between function and form, with a keen appreciation of beauty whether folk, folly, or industrial.