Friday, April 26, 2013

american gothic

a sculpture by horst egon kalinowski in the meeting room 

owen's home office in paris, formerly the office of françois mitterrand when the building served as the headquarters for socialist party in france. 

a brass topped table designed by owens. 

the designer

the meeting room 
from left are barry x. ball sculptures, an antique urn by goerges hoentschel, wall fresco by scarlett rouge & table by owens.

 pine plywood bed designed by owens is covered in cashmere felt.

in the library
the couch, triangular stool & shelving are all designed by owens.

a daybed covered in suede with sable blanket both by owens.

owen's minimalist shower.

an installation of objects on owen's desk includes a skull & roc crystals.

all photographs by françois halard

designer rick owens moved from california to paris a decade ago, bringing his signature blend of glamour and grunge to the namesake fashion and furniture lines he launched there - and inspiring legions of fans and imitators.  the wsj article can be read here.

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