We have an appointment in an exceptional place this morning. Facing the Tuileries Gardens, and so high up that one no longer hears the deafening racket of Rue Rivoli, the apartment of interior architect Isabelle Stanislas is like a life-saving breath of fresh air. A place that seems to be at one with the sky, which is beautifully clear on this November day. The chill of winter is already forgotten. A distant memory. This is often the effect that Isabelle Stanislas (who runs the So-An agency with Leiko Oshima) has on people. A genuine smile, a few questions. Often directed at us. You’ll understand through the following interview that Isabelle Stanislas doesn’t like being talked about too much. Curiosity and open-mindedness are what characterises her. Very early on, during her studies, the designer with the androgynous style was taking part in a creative collective in eastern Paris Together, they questioned, experimented and developed exhibitions just as much as video games. A range of possibilities that made her disrupt the rules, before it became the thing to do, by introducing construction materials into interior design. Steel, marble, quilted leather: blended with an approach to space that focuses on light and the way it caresses a room, these components design the space and form patterns within it. It is through contrasts that Isabelle Stanislas expresses herself. She, and her pronounced taste for fashion and for encounters, that, wherever she goes seem to continually carry her to new collaborations. The last one: l’Élysée.
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