Robert Couturier : designing paradises
- Robert Couturier written with Tim McKeough ; Tim Street-Porter, principal phtotgrapher ; preface by Carolyne Roehm ; postface by Caroline Weber.
- New York, NY : Rizzoli, 2014.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 223 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
A passion for luxury and beauty propels the multifaceted work of acclaimed international architect and interior designer Robert Couturier. Robert Couturier's aesthetic is a dialogue between Old World elegance and contemporary design. His masterful approach effortlessly brings eras together, for example a Louis XVI commode with a 1960s lamp. Couturier's name has become synonymous with continental and international style, and he is known for composing adventurous rooms that have a witty flair. All his interiors extol the importance of how a home should stimulate the five senses, from the tactile feel of upholstery to the visual presentation of objects that leads a person through a space. The book opens with a tour of Couturier's country retreat in bucolic Kent, Connecticut. Composed of neoclassical-style pavilions, early American guesthouses, and beautiful gardens, the house features imaginative rooms that are filled with his collections of European art, furniture, and decorative objects. A selection of the designer's other projects-from smart contemporary apartments to romantic Mexican villas to a stately English manor-provides further inspiration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Copyright date
- Title Variation
- Designing paradises
Browse related items
Start at call number: