François Catroux was a top French interior designer that displayed settings with the most amazing neutral and sophisticated tones. Today is a sad day for the industry because we lost this genius artist. He was able to transform a standard room into a warm, rich, and exquisite room, that perfectly fits his interior design identity. He’s recognized for naturally combining modern and vintage trends, giving an authentic touch. Join Interior Design Magazines and celebrate design with this iconic french interior design.
François Catroux has decorated by the great mansion of aristocrats, moguls, fashion queens, royals, and many others, always achieving the most exquisite results. The interior designer shared many years of experience since he opened his studio in 1968, in Paris. Guy and Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, Leslie and Abigail Wexner, Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg are part of his prestigious list of clients.
This top French interior designer worked as a freelance editor at French Elle, for which he scouted out stylish houses for the magazine to photograph. It was after designing a friend’s palazzo in Milan, that François found his calling to the world of interior design. After long research, he achieved a minimalist and futuristic first project, that definitely made his career start.
In the ’70s, the designer was hired by Baroness Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, to design a magnificent château outside Paris, as well as portions of Hôtel Lambert, the 17th-century hôtel particulier that is one of the city’s most spectacular private residences.
After that, he discovered a fabulous way of creating 18th-century neoclassicism in a modern and contemporary manner, reflecting it on two apartments, in 1975. The projects that this designer embraced, quickly established a reputation for this designer that always looked to create the most breathtaking settings.
The interior designer focused on using the most over-the-top and eccentric pieces which are able to transform any room, from a living room to a study. We will dearly miss François Catroux, which was one of the best in the interior design world, and he stood as a great example for emerging designers.
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