Branch­ing OUT

Jaune Ar­chi­tec­ture used nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als, such as tim­ber and mar­ble, to cre­ate an un­der­stated look in this Parisian apart­ment.

VOGUE Living Australia - - Kitchens & Bathrooms - By Anna Del­prat Pho­tographed by Yan­nick Labrousse

Jaune Ar­chi­tec­ture’s aes­thetic is about time­less­ness and in­spired by his­tory

Only three years old, the bur­geon­ing Parisian in­te­rior de­sign firm Jaune Ar­chi­tec­ture, co­founded by Marine De­laloy and Paula Al­varez de Toledo, was born of a mu­tual re­spect for the duo’s pre­vi­ous em­ploy­ers, Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty of Stu­dio KO, and Joseph Di­rand, re­spec­tively. This in­flu­ence is ev­i­dent in the way in which they de­signed this apart­ment in the Marais dis­trict of Paris — the pared-back re­straint of Di­rand can be seen in the kitchen is­land, and the sweep­ing curves of Stu­dio KO in the pale oak tim­ber arch that sep­a­rates the kitchen and din­ing space. There’s noth­ing de­riv­a­tive about their de­sign, how­ever — De­laloy and Al­varez de Toledo have put their own stamp on this project with such quirky choices as the 1970s Zan­otta Quaderna 2600 din­ing ta­ble by Su­per­stu­dio paired with Cesca B64 din­ing chairs by Mar­cel Breuer. The brief was to high­light the ex­ist­ing Parisian char­ac­ter­is­tics while in­te­grat­ing a mid-cen­tury

Cal­i­for­nian iden­tity. The firm achieved this by mak­ing ma­te­ri­al­ity key. In the bath­room, Con­nemara, a richly veined green mar­ble, en­gulfs the al­cove bath­tub, floor, shower and cus­tom basin for a seam­less ef­fect. The tap­ware choice, Roma by Stella, was in­spired by older bath­rooms — a nod to the her­itage of the space — while the com­bi­na­tion of rich, marine-blue vel­vet cur­tains from Kvadrat and Amer­i­can elm tim­ber makes the room wor­thy of a Palm Springs bun­ga­low.

Want­ing a cosier feel for the kitchen, the pair se­lected Em­per­ador Clair, a mar­ble in brown and yel­low tones, for the bench­top, splash­back and free­stand­ing is­land; mod­ern tap­ware from Dan­ish com­pany Vola; and a Roll & Hill Cora pen­dant light by Karl Zahn, to mir­ror the door­way arch. After re­mov­ing sev­eral par­ti­tions to make the apart­ment feel larger, the de­sign­ers needed to de­mar­cate the func­tions of the open-plan kitchen, din­ing and liv­ing space. They did this by in­stalling win­dows in the arch and a free­stand­ing mir­rored struc­ture — which also clev­erly con­ceals the mini­bar — between the din­ing and liv­ing ar­eas. Jaune Ar­chi­tec­ture’s aes­thetic is about time­less­ness, in­spired by his­tory and the ex­ist­ing at­mos­phere of in­te­ri­ors. By us­ing one ma­te­rial as a com­mon thread, har­mony is cre­ated. Cur­rently work­ing on a ho­tel in Mex­ico, and sev­eral pri­vate homes in Paris, the duo as­pire to one day work in the south of France, where both in­te­rior de­sign­ers were born and raised. VL

FROM RIGHT in the din­ing room, Zan­otta Quaderna 2600 ta­ble by Su­per­stu­dio; Cesca B64 chairs by Mar­cel Breuer; Roll & Hill light by Ja­son Miller. In the bath­room, Roma tap­ware from Stella. Con­nemara mar­ble bath. OP­PO­SITE PAGE in the kitchen, Em­po­rador Clair mar­ble kitchen is­land; Vola tap­ware; chairs by Mar­cel Gas­coin.

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