DÉCOR DU JOUR
AWARD-WINNING PIERRE CHARPIN DESIGNER BRINGS FURNISHINGS BACK TO THE FUTURE. BY MARY MARGARET EWENS
Award-winning designer Pierre Charpin brings furnishings back to the future.
We have always secretly envied the French for their food and fashion. Now add furnishings to the list thanks to Pierre Charpin. Named 2017 Designer of the Year by Maison et Objet, an international design fair, Charpin’s work has been showcased at the famed Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Luckily, we don’t have to buy a first-class ticket to the City of Lights to see Charpin’s award-winning works, as his futuristic, sculptural pieces can be found at Old City’s Ligne Roset. “Charpin’s designs bring an element of surprise and breathe life into a space,” says Antoine Roset, executive vice president of Ligne Roset USA. The luxury décor brand is the only retailer in the United States that carries Charpin’s namesake collection. “Ligne Roset has partnered with Charpin several times over the years to introduce a range of products--and his designs remain timeless pieces.” The quartet of furnishings includes two of his most iconic designs: the equestrian-inspired Mobidec saddle footstool and the Slice armchair, a colorful, customizable seat that looks like something suited for George Jetson’s living room. Ligne Roset, 33 N. Second St., 267-455-0374; ligne-roset.com
“CHARPIN’S DESIGNS BRING AN ELEMENT OF SURPRISE AND BREATHE LIFE INTO A SPACE.” — ANTOINE ROSET
Pierre Charpin’s Stump occasional table ($2,590), hewn from one piece of Carrara marble, is a laptop table for the interior design lover.