Theater made to measure
THE HOME OF ALEXIS MABILLE IN THE CENTER OF PARIS, WHERE FURNISHINGS REFLECT A HAUTE COUTURE SPIRIT.
For home apartment luminous, French resembles spacious from fashion a the theater. designer dwelling, late 19th In Alexis the by century the lively, Mabille, studio has elegant been Humbert hospitality 9th transformed arrondissement, & is Poyet, an art. to founded make So the his a by Parisian architect Emil Humbert and the interior designer from Monaco Christophe Poyet. «First we worked on the layout – Humbert explains – going back to the original drawings and recreating all the typical Directoire elements like the moldings, paneling and other decorative features». Then Mabille got involved: «Alexis made detail sketches for each room, as he does for the clothes in his collections. Our project stems from his ideas». The living area presents three sofas designed by Mabille, in canard blue velvet. Two mirrors in gilded frames face each other over the fireplaces. The atmosphere changes in the kitchen, a symphony of white Calacatta marble, in contrast with the graphic lines of the floor designed by Mabille, based on the style of French interior
designer Jean Royère. Instead of cups and jars, the shelves display a photograph by Adrien Dirand, plaster works by Diego Giacometti and Marcel Renard, drawings by Louis-Marie de Castelbajac. Here Mabille welcomes guests for drinks by candlelight. The “service” kitchen is hidden from sight. The bathroom in the nighttime zone is perhaps the finest space of all, a bit Deco, a bit Empire, dramatic and monumental, in white Carrara and green marble. The passion for collecting returns in the master bedroom, with a bookcase behind the bed displaying hundreds of volumes alternating with drawings and objects by various artists.