A House Is Not A Home
In collaboration with Chahan Minassian
25 January - 15 March 2012
Claire Fontaine, Harold Ancart, Ralf Dereich, Stefan Rinck
A precise selective eye, focused on his many activities: interior designer, antique dealer, gallery director and designer.
Born in 1961 in the Lebanon, into an Armenian family, Chahan Minassian arrived in France in 1976. After studying interior design in Paris, he joined the prestigious firm of Ralph Lauren where, for seven years, he was the creative director for Europe.
In 1993, he created his own interior design agency, Chahan Interior Design, rapidly attracting commissions in the UnitedStates, Canada and Japan, as well as in Europe.
In 1999, Chahan Interior Design opened at 12 rue de Beaune in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, a discreetly elegant address at which Chahan receives his clientele. In his showroom here, a calm space that he often compares to a casket, his distinctive style can be viewed in an atmosphere of taste and timeless luxury.
In 2008, an extension to the showroom was opened, Chahan Gallery at 11 rue de Lille in the 7tharrondissement of Paris. Chahan shows here the work of notable American designers, his own furniture editions and a selection of fine decorative objects created by artists he promotes. In addition to this activity as a gallery director, he continues to travel the world attending to an ever growing portfolio of projects.
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