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3 Inspiring french creatives

Philippe STARCK

Starck dabbles in many fields, from interior design to furniture, from toiletries to electronics. Some of his most notable furniture works include the Louis Ghost chair (pictured), the Bubble Club Sofa and Armchair, and the La Bohème stool. His interior design works include The Peninsula Hong Kong and Singapore’s The South Beach. In 1982, he designed the interior of then President Francois Mitterrand’s apartment.


A graduate of the famous École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Nouvel has been a fixture of the French architecture scene for close to 50 years. He has earned many prestigious distinctions including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1989 (for his design of the Institut du Monde Arabe) and the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005. In Singapore, Nouvel designed Le Nouvel Ardmore condominium, where the country’s most expensive apartment ever was sold in 2015.

Christian LIAIGRE

Through good use of space and light and basing his designs on local cultures and traditions, choice of materials and a love of arts and crafts, Liaigre combines modesty with great elegance. To him, interior architecture and design are far from fashion and trends; they are synonymous with timelessness, calm beauty and subtle luxury.

He has worked on many private residences, hotels, restaurants and yachts (pictured).

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