October 10,2022

2014 AD100: Jacques Grange

by David Stewart

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Jean-Michel Frank for rigor, Yves Saint Laurent for color, and Madeleine Castaing for fantasy and freedom” is how Paris designer Jacques Grange enumerates his key inspirations. Despite the Gallic emphasis those names suggest, the Légion d’honneur recipient’s influential oeuvre is more international than purely French. Grange’s projects—from Francis Ford Coppola’s Palazzo Margherita hotel in Bernalda, Italy, to homes for homme d’affaires Pierre Bergé, Christian Dior PR director Mathilde Meyer, and Princess Caroline of Monaco—reveal luxurious haute bohème interiors rife with stellar furnishings and works of art with blue-chip provenances, all gathered in dégagé profusion. The designer’s own Palais-Royal flat (which he shares with his partner and frequent collaborator, decorative-arts dealer Pierre Passebon) is a multicultural extravaganza, with a whimsical console by François-Xavier Lalanne, a soigné 1950 Jean Royère table, and a swooping Victorian chaise longue, as well as bold artworks by Damien Hirst, Joan Miró, and Robert Mapplethorpe. 011-33-1-55-80-75-40

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