Guillaume Alan is born and raised in the world of architecture and interior design, gravitating to his career was natural for Alan. At just 22, he opened his first design studio in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris and in 2011 a secound studio is launched in Mayfair, London, working on projects based in the UK and aboard. The places he creates are imbued with serenity, calm, and emotion. Guillaume Alan’s aesthetic is all about restraint in architecture and elements but opulent in spirit.
Perched in a magnificent 19th century edifice, with views of the Seine and the Eiffel tower, this residence was the perfect setting for Guillaume Alan to achieve a striking interior. The designer achieved with this home a masterclass in aesthetic restraint. With elegance and refinement, the way how Alan defines and treates the space is very clean, characterized by pure and strong lines, breathtaking precision and impeccable proportions.
Combining minimalism with classicism, with historical references, as the Orangery in Versailles, Alan created a series of heigh-ceiling arches in a natural beautiful stone color with recessed mirors in the entrance hall. The shape of the large window in the living was inspired by an old door Alan saw in Oxford, England and the lighting are inspired by Georgian design.
Obsessed with precision, in this spacious home, all the rooms are linked by materials and palette. The way each material and texture capture the light, create a coherent whole. Custom-made and drawn out, his furniture pieces reflect the quest of Alan for arts and crafts, his great attachment for an exceptional and genuine know-how. This project definetly echoes with the words of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncusi who stated that ‘simplicity is complexity resolved’.
Alan whose work is internationally praised, sought after and published in the major publications all over the globe, attributes his success to buiding precious relationships with his clients, while working for their homes, and imaginating their way of life.
Material Used :
1. Natural marble
2. Ash wood, in a brushed finish
4. Raw linen
5. Soft leather