| by Kenneth Chase | 18 comments

In Residence: Joseph Dirand – inside the architects Parisian apartment

My work has evolved so much
in the last five years because the subject was different because the people were different and because I was able to try to get inspired by different things and I think that right now I feel that my work
starts to be a little mature I needed at one point
to start to use something with much more expression
than the plain method that I was using at the beginning and I fell in love with this material because I realized how varied are all the things that you can find so in a way, it’s not using something it’s finding something which makes the whole process
of creating something much more interesting and there is a beauty
and a poetry to this matter because it’s created naturally and every slab is different It’s actually a very
important project for me because that was kind of
the symbol of what I’m thinking It’s like designing something
without designing and this apartment, you can come here and feel that I’ve done nothing beside putting a couple of my furniture and everything has been created for here and this is particularly important to me because that’s the answer for my life The pleasure, how I want
to enjoy everyday life It has not been done
to show, to get published or to impress my client
or anything like that This has always been designed, everything
that I’ve composed in this apartment was for me so it’s really giving the answer
to make my life better


Cathérine Emmanuels

Mar 3, 2015, 9:18 pm Reply



Mar 3, 2015, 6:16 pm Reply

Hmm, the poetic approach. Just enough to resonate with the presence of absence.

Sezen Sever

Mar 3, 2015, 8:04 pm Reply

at th beginning i thought it was french then i understand but in the end i began to think it really was french 😀

Shanice Jean-Pierre

Nov 11, 2016, 4:49 pm Reply

what is the name of this song? it's beautiful…

Ged Agnors

Mar 3, 2017, 5:25 pm Reply


Patrice bowen

Aug 8, 2017, 6:43 pm Reply

What a sweet voice:)

Peter Zonis

Mar 3, 2018, 9:50 pm Reply


t m

May 5, 2018, 1:05 pm Reply

Does anyone know what kind of marble it is in the kitchen? Its absolutely beautiful!

Devin du Plessis

Aug 8, 2018, 11:11 pm Reply

It looks like an amazing comfortable space. I don't understand why you'd hire someone who makes it look like he wasn't there though- couldn't you just do that yourself?


Nov 11, 2018, 8:06 pm Reply

So cold, does anyone really live here?

Fred Flintstone

Jan 1, 2019, 4:49 am Reply



Feb 2, 2019, 5:39 pm Reply

love it..


Feb 2, 2019, 2:37 am Reply


Pippy Amorin

Apr 4, 2019, 2:42 am Reply

Really beautiful!

SG Reid

Apr 4, 2019, 2:02 pm Reply

My type of apartment… it's beautiful and easy on the eye

Peter Zonis

Jun 6, 2019, 3:05 pm Reply


Lydia Rowe

Jul 7, 2019, 11:03 am Reply

Simplicity is so difficult to achieve..to resist layering..it takes discipline…monastic…⭐

Tubal Cain

Aug 8, 2019, 3:22 am Reply

I'm beginning to think that style is a form of mental illness.

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