matali crasset turns paris apartment renovation into rainbow-infused space

french designer matali crasset has completed the renovation of an 80-square-meter apartment in paris for a person living between the city and the countryside. the owner — founder of le buisson, a company that produces jewelry made by artists and designers — gave crasset complete liberty to renovate the property located on the ninth floor. throughout its conventional plan composed of an entryway, two bedrooms and a living room with kitchenette, the project proves that clear choices can be made to add new logics to traditional spaces.

matali crasset turns paris apartment renovation into rainbow-infused space
all images by philippe piron

aptly named le rainbow et le bosquet (the rainbow and the woods) this apartment renovation by matali crasset proposes a clear, naturally-lit white space as the main background visually divided by the use of color. on one side, the rainbow area offers a feeling of openness that is amplified through the addition of low-lying furnishings. on the other, the woods weaves the same typology from the kitchen to the terrace but with a green hue that conjures a woodland.

matali crasset turns paris apartment renovation into rainbow-infused space

a firm believer of color is life, crasset has used a rainbow-color configuration as the key element of the apartment — a sliding curved blind structure that gives dynamism to the space. by rotating it, the element can generate different apartment layouts: along the wall it offers an open space; when half-closed it creates several zones; and when completely turned it results in a private space where one can sleep surrounded by the color rhythm.

matali crasset turns paris apartment renovation into rainbow-infused space

the flat, which is also used as a showroom for the jewelry collections, has the capacity to meet both wishes and needs. through its two movements — the rainbow and the woods — the framework aims for people inhabiting it to remain active with a lively mind and to go beyond the cocoon status that over-protects and renders us insensitive. ‘seems like I moved apartments by just changing the interiors,’ commented the owner.

matali crasset turns paris apartment renovation into rainbow-infused space

matali crasset turns paris apartment renovation into rainbow-infused space

project info:

designer: matali crasset
name: le rainbow et le bosquet (the rainbow and the woods)
type: private flat
location: paris, 15th arrondissement
construction by: claval concept, artproject
floor space: 80 m²
delivery: 2020

juliana neira I designboom

jan 31, 2020

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