Inside the 2018 AD Intérieurs exhibition
AD magazine is changing things up. For the 2018 edition of AD Intérieurs, the magazine left the Monnaie de Paris to set up the exhibition at Hôtel de la Bûcherie, a short walk away. This building constructed in the 15th century is undergoing major transformation to host the Compagnie des Philanthropes in 2019. The building’s story gave the exhibition its theme : “brut et précieux”. As soon as you enter the building with its exposed vaults and bare walls, you feel like you’re exploring a construction site, which is what the magazine was aiming for. In the middle of the compact crowd, the guests (Charles Zana, Pierre Hardy, chef Yannick Alléno, Alexandre de Betak or Betony Vernon) venture into the rich universes the fifteen interior designers selected by AD’s editorial team. Starting the visit with the third floor, the “philanthropist’s office” of RF Studio Ramy Fischler (in charge of the renovation of the building) plays with pure lines and white curtains while a little further on, everyone rushed to greet Fabrizio Casiraghi in his “bohemian library” with a ceiling fresco painted by the artist Roberto Ruspoli. Downstairs, we stop at Laura Gonzalez’s “game room” and its impressive glass claustra, and we pause in Stéphane Parmentier’s “rest office” before totally changing scenery in Maurizio Galante & Tal Lancman’s “manga tea room”. The visitor won’t forget to check Mathieu Lehanneur and Oitoemponto’s rooms, both of whom are used to this exhibition. And once again, it deserves all the praises it gets.