French chic

I was very excited to read this morning that someone is finally publishing a book on the legendary French decorator, Jacques Grange. And not just anyone, Editions du Regard is the same publisher that brought us the original monograph’s of Jean-Michel Frank, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, as well as the now out of print and incredibly rare and expensive work on Eugene Printz (despite the price tag, I am still longing to get my hands on a copy). Written by Monsieur Grange’s life partner, and sometime collaborator, Pierre Passebon, it’s due out in September – and I will certainly make sure I get my hands on a copy.

Speaking of collaborations, the power couple in question have come together on a project for the first time, working on New York’s soon to be re-launched “The Mark Hotel”. The exquisite interiors were created by Monsieur Grange, and Monsieur Passebon commissioned one-off pieces for the hotel collection (which will also be sold in the Hotel’s boutique) by some of the contemporary artists he represents with his store, Galerie du Passage. These artists include Ron Arad, Mattia Bonetti, Guy de Rougemont and Vladimir Kagan. Not bad, eh? With interiors by Jacques Grange, and an amazing mix of 20th century and contemporary pieces, this sounds like my kind of hotel! I will definitely have to try and stay there next time I’m in New York…although it’s quite likely I’ll never leave…

I love the look of this place – I think I could move in right now and not change a single thing!

J’dore this bathroom! It’s absolute perfection – but then what else you expect from Jacques Grange!?

All images from “The Mark Hotel” website.

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