Casa Canvas, the gallery and home of Thayse Viégas.
A bathroom with a living room feel starts with a unique, freestanding tub
It is a designer’s dream to be given free reign on a project, and Marion Duclos Mailaender of interior design firm Design et Fils got just that. “We were given a living room,” she says, “but I decided I would rather a bathroom.” The luxurious space allows for two stainless steel baths that face each other, so that bathers can engage in conversation. “We proposed that it would be like a living room, where people can read and discuss,” the designer says, “and we installed furniture and art so that one can take the time to contemplate.”
The sleek use of stainless steel, inspired by 1970s French designer Francois Catroux, is enlivened by cobalt blue tapware and a playful ’80s Ettore Sottsass bench. “I mixed styles and genres, but also wanted something minimal and symmetrical,” Mailaender says. The raw pine ceiling, a modern interpretation of the classical French coffered style, is offset by corduroy curtains and a chunky tapestry by French artist duo Dewar and Gicquel. Also seen is a ’70s timber chair by Dominique Zimbacca, a Gaetano Pesce vase and Jean Touret’s Le Contemplateur sculpture. Visit designetfils.com