Love Match in Paris

Liaigre + Lopez
October 27, 2015

The chicest room in Paris right now? Our vote goes to designer Christian Liaigre’s new vintage furniture gallery in the heart of the 7th Arrondisement, which he designed in collaboration with antiques dealer and self-described “scénographer”  Florence Lopez,  who plucked the majority of the furnishings straight from her own shop.

The open-by-appointment gallery—”full of beautiful light, very high ceilings, like a theater set,” says Lopez—is at 61 Rue de Varenne, which also houses Liaigre’s main Paris showroom. All the pieces are for sale and the setup keeps evolving as new designs replace sold items. The mirrors are circa 1905 designs from Prague with wooden frames that incorporate leather and cardboard. Read on for more details.

“We wanted an antiques gallery that resembled no other,” Lopez told Fashion Sphinx.  “On one side, you have Christian Liaigre, who has been creating furniture for 30 years—pieces with pure lines. And on the other side, you have me, an antiques specialist with a whimsical and bohemian touch.” Photograph by Neil Bicknell via Fashion Sphinx.

Lopez and Liaigre adeptly combine art and design from a range of eras. The space evokes Lopez’s own shop, Atelier Lopez,  which is set in a 1920s artist’s studio in St. Germain des Prés.