At the 2017 Maison & Objet, Ritz Paris and Luxury Living Group will officially introduce the Ritz Paris Home Collection in the French capital. A line of furnishings and accessories that – interpretable in a metamorphic and dynamic way – sketches out the unique and sophisticated lifestyle that has made, and continues to make, the Ritz Paris an epicentre of elegance, “the only beauty that never wanes”, said Audrey Hepburn, a great friend of Ritz Paris.
The design concept sprang from a meeting between Ritz Paris and the visionary intuition of Alberto Vignatelli, CEO and Chairman of Luxury Living Group: «Ritz Paris is much more than a hotel, it’s an atmosphere, an art de vivre that allows itself the luxury of a timeless elegance, creativity, and eclecticism. Since the beginning it has been an icon of modernity and it has never followed the trends. It is this alchemy that makes it a unique, legendary place. Today, Luxury Living Group keeps this vision alive, bringing back its splendour in a contemporary dimension. César Ritz “I am proud to see my name blended with this small house”. We are, too.»
A space of over 400 m² is the stage for the Collection that describes four environments, independently from their aesthetic characteristics but at the same time linked to clear style choices: the Classic dining room, the Coromandel living room, the Chambre Bleue, and the Art Déco room.
The Classic dining room. The large windows and the bright mood emphasised by the boiserie, the neutral tones, charmingly and elegantly decorate the room. A living room where the impressive 15 Place Vendôme dinner table is protagonist of the dining room, paired with the Louis XVI chairs.
The Coromandel living room. Exalted by the gilt decoration that references the old Coromandel screens, creating a perfect equilibrium between tradition and modernity, the boiserie, constitutes the perfect backdrop for the sofa and Ritzy bergère, an homage to French haute décoration.
The Chambre Bleue. Elegantly intimate, this night-time space in the Ritz’s blues is an ode to craftsmanship savoir-faire: the ivory varnishings, the boiserie with silver profiles, and the finishes express delight and luxury. The reference to Serge Poliakoff’s 1950s abstractions emphasises the elegance of the Louis XVI bed, finely defined in the through details.
The Art Déco Room. An exercise in style between the classic and the experimental, this room offers a balance between taste and imagination. The line of Charles, coffee table, side tables and consoles has a balanced design in refined mahogany, a perfect counterpoint to the linearity of the armchairs and the St. Honoré sofa upholstered in fine fabrics, presented in shades of ochre yellow.
The common thread of the Collection is the upholstery and precious fabrics. The palette is rich and ranges from pastel and neutral tones to the brighter colours like Ritz Blue and ochre. Golden and bronze shades, delicate contrasts, like the 24 carat gold leaf and the greige lacquer, precious workings and refined details define the elegance that characterises the Ritz Paris Home Collection.
The Ritzy Bergère is cosy, with rich and precious inlays that run along the bronzed profile with 24 carat gold leaf. Ritzy embodies the spirit of luxury, the alchemy of beauty, of comfort and exclusivity. Made in solid beechwood with cushions stuffed with soft down, it is just asking you to sit back and relax.
15 PLACE VENDÔME TABLE
15 Place Vendôme is the extremely large dinner table that gracefully tiptoes into the room. The curvy design, rounded edges, tapered legs, precious metal inlays, and brass finishes give the structure a perfect harmony between beauty and functionality. Here it is shown in a sophisticated ivory tone.
Created by a French artisan, Louis Delanois, in the second half of the XVIII century the Médaillon chair was one of the emblematic pieces of Louis XVI furniture before becoming a great classic of contemporary design. Revamped and upholstered in leather or fabric for the Ritz Paris Home Collection, it is the expression of its timeless elegance. In this version it is upholstered with Prussian blue velvet. The legs are made out of solid beechwood.
ST. HONORÉ SOFA AND ARMCHAIR
This line of seats is comprised of a sofa and an armchair with linear design. The handmade piping adorns the profile, underlines the corners, the curves, and the grand elegance. The structure is upholstered in soft fabric with ochre yellow shades, going all the way to cover the beechwood base.
The three-seat sofa characterised by rigorous lines where rationality of style is enriched by clean, minimal details. The seatback encloses a double level of cushioning and supports the seat, also made comfortable by the broad armrests at the same time. The velvet upholstery is enhanced by the precious trimming that decorates the base and profiles.
LOUIS XVI BED
The Louis XVI bed is the star of the night-time area. Ritz blue, a bright, dreamy tone, bestows the environment with a sense of relaxation and intimacy. The headboard is inspired by the neoclassicism of the XVII century, combining the beauty of the fabrics and the precious inlays decorated with 24 carat gold.
This line of accessories – coffee tables, consoles, and sideboards – is broadly inspired by the distinctive traits of Art Déco: sophisticated design, rigorous and dynamic forms, and fine materials. The luxury of the mahogany, the graphic feature of the glossy brass, and the lightness of the legs in plain view all add intensity and elegance to this sideboard that brings back the charm of the 1920s.
Impérial is a line of chandeliers to complete the living rooms’ furnishings. This line gives a contemporary take to the iconic aesthetic lexicon of Ritz Paris. The structure is made out of glossy or gunmetal brass. Clear glass detailing embellishes the high slender supports, creating sophisticated plays of light.