West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2011
The Thomas Lavin showroom is pleased to announce its representation of the Maison Liaigre line of furniture and lighting, designed and produced by Christian Liaigre in France. Liaigre has created 30 new designs, several of which will be on view at the Thomas Lavin showroom for Westweek. Most of the new pieces will arrive later in the spring and early summer, with further announcements and images pending.
Over the last 25 years, Christian Liaigre has made himself known by his refined, high-quality work, both as a designer of luxury residential, yacht and select commercial interiors and exclusive furniture. Basing his design and choice of materials on local cultures and traditions, and with a love of art and crafts, Liaigre has managed to combine modesty with great elegance. His designs reflect timelessness, calm beauty and subtle luxury.
Born in Vendee in the west of France, Liaigre attended the Paris Academy of Fine and Decorative Arts at a time when memories of artists like Brancusi and Giacometti were still fresh. He taught drawing before returning to the countryside, where the family business was raising horses.
Liaigre began designing furniture in the 1980s, opening his first design studio in 1985 and his first showroom in1987 at Rue de Varenne in Paris, followed by London, Bangkok, New York and Saint Barthélémy. His mastery in using indigenous materials in the context of clean modern spaces attracted an elite clientele, some of whom asked him to design their homes. He became well known internationally, and Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein and Rupert Murdoch among others have called on him for his design services. His most striking projects are featured in two books: Maison – Christian Liaigre (Thames & Hudson, 2004) and Liaigre (Flammarion, 2008).
“Arguably one of the most influential designers alive today, Christian Liaigre pioneered the use of leather sofas, dark woods and gray walls at a time when pine furniture and white plaster were considered the epitome of style — thousands of restaurants, hotels and homeowners around the world followed his lead,” author Herbert Ypma notes in Maison – Christian Liaigre.
In 2009, Liaigre and his wife, Déborah, teamed up with Edmond de Rothschild Capital Partners, which aims to keep the company’s image thriving. The partnership’s mission is to develop the brand globally and strengthen Maison Liaigre’s reputation, while remaining profoundly faithful to the essence of the company’s identity.