Aroussia Chamakh is a fashion designer and Henrik Jessen is a photographer-producer. These jobs need them to have a great sense of art,...
They have captured the spirit of the times by creating a line of bold and stylish furniture. The creators of the brand Red Edition opened the doors of their Parisian apartment to me. These epicureans never stop and had just returned from the Milan Furniture Fair full of new inspirations. Natural wood, natural materials and free forms, they have managed to seduce us with their retro-like furniture. Welcome to the world of vintage enthusiasts.
Cyril, Sabrina, what room do you spend most of your time in at home?
I love spending time in the living room, I feel good, whether it’s at my desk or on the couch… it is also in this room that I welcome my friends, it’s very convivial.
In the living room, I take over the couch!
What are you missing at your place?
Shelves with objects, spot lights and small lamps.
Where do you go when you want a piece of furniture?
Frankly, to Red Edition or to second hand stores or flea-markets.
To the flea market, the Paul Bert market.
What is your current favourite?
The Pierre Favresse lamp made by Petite Friture.
A brass candlestick edited by the famous Swedish house Skultuna designed by Folkform.
Your fetish designer?
Poul Kjaerholm for the 1950’s, while today there are more designers such as India Madhavi and Dimore Studio that inspire me more than one designer in particular. But right now I really like the work of Samuel Accoceberry, Dan Yeffet and Lucie Koldova, for example.
The duo from Dimore Studio.
The art period that pleases you the most?
The 1930’s to the 1950’s, from Art Deco to the 50s, whether it’s in fashion (with the Roaring Twenties, elegance, parties, decadence and the femininity of the style), design or in architecture (the use of materials, lines and volumes, and proportions like the villas in the western USA, the buildings of Latin America: Mexico, Brazil…).
What work do you dream of having one day?
An original drawing by Hergé of Dupond & Dupont.
What is your next vacation destination as a family?
I would love a little romantic weekend in Puglia or a trip to Burma.
The most recent restaurant you would recommend in Paris or elsewhere?
In Paris, in our neighbourhood: Le Richer, 2 rue Richer in the 9th is our canteen. We love the location, the staff, the decor and especially what is on the plate! I am a real Foodista and I love signature cooking. We are also fans of Playtime, rue des Petits Hôtels in the 10th. This restaurant is in the image of the decor of Jacques Tati films and of Red Edition. Very 50s with punchy colours and pop, we love it!
Credits Photos : Constance Gennari @thesocialitefamily.com