Portrait of Raphael Navot, designer of the year at Maison&Objet

A setting at the antipodes of the flashy establishments of the Croisette, with an incredible rooftop and an XXL spa “thought like a sculpture, inspired by the curves of the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem”. In the process, he also unveiled in Milan his line of organic furniture for Loro Piana Interiors, in Cashfur, a completely new cashmere fur. Last but not least, he presented in New York this fall his first solo-show at the Friedman Benda gallery: a dozen pieces of luxurious sobriety that once again prove that beauty is hidden in the detail, not in the the bluff!

Coffee table in translucent resin and in limited edition, exhibited this winter at the Friedman Benda gallery in New York, where the designer presented a solo-show.

© Daniel Kukla; Courtesy of Friedman Benda an Raphael Navot

Despite a hectic pace, it retains its serenity and freedom of style. For now, he is completing the final details of his immersive installation, Apothem Loungerevealed to Home&Object. A circular structure that comes from the sensory experience and the cocoon, and whose curves, light and softness invite you to let go. Because here, as elsewhere, Raphael Navot imagine soothing and comforting spaces. His latest opus, the Hotel Dame des Arts, which will soon open in Paris, is no exception to the rule. A bohemian chic 4-star hotel with a 360 degree view of the capital, carrying the cinematographic spirit of the New Wave. He uses sculpted oak, flamed granite and nickel-plated cast aluminum, “materials that acquire a patina over the years and cultivate the unexpected”.

One of the rooms of the new Dame des Arts hotel in Paris, which carries the spirit of the Left Bank. Equipped with a spectacular rooftop and an intimate garden, this hideout offers a range of natural materials: carved oak, inlaid staff moldings, flamed granite…

© Jerome Galland

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