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France | Fun house
“We wanted to create an unusual
and quirky space, so I spent a lot of time
with the owners and I discovered that we
shared a number of cultural references.
In the triplex, eclecticism is in all materials,
colours, styles and periods. Vintage
and contemporary mix perfectly in this
atmosphere,” explains Carlos.
Carlos responded to the specific
architecture of the space in designing
custom furniture. “Some items were tailor-
made for this apartment, for example the
big table in the kitchen and the industrial
staircase in the living room whose steps
seem to float in the air,” he says.
In the living room, Carlos has covered
a sofa from Cinna with metallic plastic
04 Up to the second floor, the stairs display the colours of
the RAL chart. First, the stairs were painted, then the RAL
references were applied using digital printing on adhesive.
sheeting. He also chose unique armchairs
from Qui est Paul?, burnt, melted and
customised by the artist S.L Moon.
“Recycling offers materials a second life,
often more beautiful than the first,” says
Carlos, and his love of upcycling is clear
in unique items like the chandelier in the
lounge. It is constructed from pairs of
glasses from Emmaüs, which provide
beautiful lighting effects on the ceiling.
The spirit of recycling has also guided
the design of the kitchen, where alimentary
glass jars serve as ceiling lamps, and old
pine panelling has been stripped, painted
and used to cover IKEA storage units,
decorated with random buttons to add
a touch of humour.
05 The mezzanine also accommodates an office, with a half-glass floor. The giant Superman
sticker was created by scanning a comic book and printing the image on a digital adhesive.
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