Just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, in the Trocadéro area of Paris, lies a newly renovated apartment boasting that perfect French mix of historical architecture, modern furnishings and contemporary art. The property stands as one of the most recent works of designer-to-watch Rodolphe Parente, and its approx 350 sqm of space was redesigned to preserve the apartment’s grand detailing all while ensuring the client’s art and furniture collections held center stage. Parente further tamed the challenging assets of high ceilings and expansive rooms by unifying them with a warm, limited palette of medium tone woods, timeless Calacatta marble, and warm brushed bronze. What’s left to say but c’est magnifique! Photography by Olivier Amsellem.
Rodolphe Parente studied interior and product design at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts of Dijon, and the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg. His past work experience includes a several year collaboration with Andrée Putman, where he worked on the refurbishment of the famed Morgans Hotel, followed by a position as artistic director for Malherbe Retail, focusing on commercial identities for the likes of Dior, Estée Lauder, and Sephora. Today, Parente operates out of his own architecture and design firm where he and his team provide global design services with a focus on commercial and residential interiors. If you’re not already… this is one talent you’ll want to follow.
SHOP THE LOOK
1. Philip Arctander Clam Chair (1940s) – 1stdibs
2. Henry One Hole Gooseneck Kitchen Faucet in unlacquered brass – Waterworks
3. MV Coupe by Michaël Verheyden – SUITE NY
4. Coogee Beach Diagonal – Gray Malin
5. Shades Pink Neon Lamp – Graham & Green
6. Aim Suspension Lamp by the Bouroullec Brothers – Switch Modern
7. Thin Lamp in brass – DSHOP
8. Eames Molded Plywood Lounge Chair – Design Within Reach
9. Hand Dipped Ombre Alpaca Fabric & Throws – Rosemary Hallgarten
10. Pion Dining Table – Sancal