Over the course of his fifty-year career, Jacques Grange has designed homes for the world’s most respected collectors, artists, designers, and tastemakers, including Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, François Pinault, Robert Agostinelli, Valentino, Israel Englander, Stavros Niarchos, Terry and Jean de Gunzburg, Lauren and Andres Santo Domingo, Aerin Lauder, Per Skarstedt, and HRH the Princess of Hanover. His classical training at Paris’s École Boulle and École Camondo, his early experience with the French design legend Henri Samuel, and his passion for contemporary art have resulted in a uniquely discerning approach to interior design that has lasting appeal. Grange’s seemingly natural, “non-designed” aesthetic-at once simple and sophisticated, lavish and comfortable-is revealed through his unusual way of grouping objects, masterful combinations of materials and colors, and an unparalleled sense of style and attention to detail.
This essential volume illustrates Grange’s wide-ranging inspirations and exquisite taste through twenty new residential projects in Europe and America, from a luxury hôtel particulier in Paris to a chic beachside cabana in Comporta, Portugal, and a mid-century modern house in Los Angeles. Texts and interviews by Parisian gallerist Pierre Passebon delineate Grange’s approach to design and decoration, and provide insight into the evolution of taste in collecting and decorating. All-new, previously unpublished photography by François Halard captures these singular projects with profound sensibility.