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Robert Couturier: Designing Paradises

by Robert Couturier

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0847843688, Hardcover)

A passion for luxury and beauty propels the multifaceted work of acclaimed international architect and interior designer Robert Couturier. Robert Couturier’s aesthetic is a dialogue between Old World elegance and contemporary design. His masterful approach effortlessly brings eras together, for example a Louis XVI commode with a 1960s lamp. Couturier’s name has become synonymous with continental and international style, and he is known for composing adventurous rooms that have a witty flair. All his interiors extol the importance of how a home should stimulate the five senses, from the tactile feel of upholstery to the visual presentation of objects that leads a person through a space. The book opens with a tour of Couturier’s country retreat in bucolic Kent, Connecticut. Composed of neoclassical-style pavilions, early American guesthouses, and beautiful gardens, the house features imaginative rooms that are filled with his collections of European art, furniture, and decorative objects. A selection of the designer’s other projects—from smart contemporary apartments to romantic Mexican villas to a stately English manor—provides further inspiration.

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"Robert Couturier's interiors reflect a dialogue between old world elegance and contemporary design. His masterful approach effortlessly brings many eras together, making eighteenth-century French furniture appear perfectly at home with twenty-first-century objects. Known for composing adventurous rooms with verve and wit, and for heis encyclopedic knowledge of the decorative arts, he is among the most closely watched designers working today. His interiors highlight the importance of stimulating the five senses, from the tactile feel of upholstery to the visual presentation of objects that leads a person through a space."--Jacket flap.… (more)

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