Jacques Grange

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Jacques Grange, born in 1944, is a French interior designer.

Biography[edit]

After completing his training at the École Boulle and the École Camondo, Grange made a career as a decorator in France and abroad from the 1970s. His main customers included Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, for whom he decorated the Château Gabriel, in Benerville-sur-Mer, in the style of In Search of Lost Time.[1] His usual customers include Isabelle Adjani, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Alain Ducasse, François Pinault, Robert Agostinelli, Valentino, and Karl Lagerfeld.[2][3] In New York, he provided the decoration of Paloma Picasso's jewelry shop, of the Mark Hotel on Madison Avenue, and of the Barbizon Hotel.

His style is characterized by a harmony between traditional and contemporary tastes, with an assortment of styles that follows the line of Madeleine Castaing,[4] who taught him the art of decoration.[5]

In 1980, Grange acquired Colette's apartment, at the Palais-Royal in Paris. He rearranged it in order to make it his residence while respecting the spirit of the place.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Pierre Passebon, Jacques Grange, Éditions du Regard, 2008

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Connaissance des Arts, February 2009.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://www.hellocotton.com/to/51SE#http://habituallychic.blogspot.com/2011/03/pink-in-paris.html "Habitually Chic".
  4. ^ Jacques Grange, preface to the Sotheby's catalog L'Univers de Madeleine Castaing, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, September–October 2004.
  5. ^ Dossier sur Jacques Grange : five articles in the New York Times, 1988, 1997, 2004, 2007 and 2008.
  6. ^ TV interview of Jacques Grange by Frédéric Mitterrand, Du côté de chez Fred, December 20, 1988, archives of the INA.