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The art of discretion

Damien Langlois-Meurinne

With their contemporary, elegant and cosy style, Damien Langlois-Meurinne’s interiors are increasingly acclaimed by an international clientele. Decoration that appeals and inspires. By Eric Jansen.

Although some six months ago he moved into a superb building located near Madeleine, there is no plate indicating his name. The intercom simply bears the anonymous mention "3rd floor". Although Damien Langlois-Meurinne explains that he simply hasn’t have time to deal with details, it would seem that he is not entirely unhappy about this omission. Since the creation of his agency fifteen years ago, he has never sought media attention.

Working in his first apartment on the renowned Boulevard Saint-Germain, his client gave him carte blanche. Subsequently thanks to word-of-mouth his reputation blossomed. He freely expresses his refined style with a taste for perspective and symmetry, noble materials and a palette of soft-toned colours, in perfect harmony with contemporary furniture designed either by himself or Hervé van der Straeten or Eric Schmitt. These ally with vintage elements such as a Vladimir Kagan sofa, an Ado Chale coffee table, or a Marco Zanuso armchair. The ensemble immediately diffuses a serene and comfortable atmosphere. "I aim above all for balance and harmony. My job is first of all to bring a sense of well-being. I avoid an excessively distinctive personal hallmark". This makes sense upon discovering that Damien Langlois-Meurinne studied under Christian Liaigre. The renowned decorator’s affirmed style was immediately recognizable. "I don’t want to be imprisoned ..." his former pupil comments before continuing: "my inspiration comes first and foremost from where I am at the time. I like both the angle and the curve. My approach to architecture is rational, but for furnishings I allow myself more flexibility, sensuality and poetry”. The recipe works.

Following his work in the Boulevard Saint-Germain, Damien Langlois-Meurinne undertook the decoration of numerous Parisian apartments, some of which were sold "turnkey" after his intervention. "One to an American, another to a Filipino and a third to a Saudi”. Proof if need be that his style and talent is globally recognized. Abroad, he has just completed work on a house in London and another by Lake Geneva. He has also begun designing furniture and lighting, some of which were immediately produced by Pouenat. His Last Night suspension is a bestseller. Taking part in the AD Interiors and AD Collections shows not only increased his renown but also increased his desire to create. On The Invisible Collection website, discover the Coming Over table and the Welcome Back armchair, as well as rugs made with the much-respected “Manufacture de Tapis de Bourgogne”. One is called Follow Me.

Who could resist the invitation?

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