Tour an art filled home in Paris
Take a tour of the family home that could rival some of the best private art and furniture collections in the world, whilst also being practical enough for four growing children.
This is the home of Thierry Gillier and Cecilia Bönstrom, the founder and creative director of French fashion label Zadig and Voltaire. This five bedroom duplex apartment is in the 8th arrondissement of Paris and dates back to the late 1800s.
While the pared back kitchen of stainless steel, white cabinetry and dangling pendant lamps – designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Flos – contrasts with the timber George Nakashima chairs and organic lines of the Charlotte Perriand table, anchoring the room perfectly.
A painting by Christopher Wool stands as a feature in the master bedroom, while the master bathroom provides a peaceful sanctuary. The visual weight of the Carrara marble bath tub is lifted by the textural parquet flooring and original stain glass windows synonymous to traditional Haussmann design.
Hung above one of the children’s beds, a white artwork by contemporary artist Gardar Eide Einarssson and the traditional Moroccan rug adds a punch of colour to the room.
The living room was once a grand salon de musique, the piece de résistance of the home is the original ornate ceiling featuring the names of classical composers. A pair of 1940’s Philip Arctander Clam Chairs sits amongst various pieces of artworks and antiques collected by the couple over the years.
The apartment was redesigned with the help of French architect Isabelle Stanislas. This is a space where the fashion and interior worlds collide, with the help of a cleverly curated injection of modern art.