09 November 2019 -
19 April 2020
Gallifet has been transformed into an apartment influenced by Scandinavian design, in collaboration with Charoline Olofgörs from the Modern Heritage gallery.
Nicolas Mazet and Kate Davis, from Gallifet Art Center, Aix-en-Provence, will settle in for the winter with interior designer and gallery director Charoline Olofgörs. This unprecedented cohabitation of the hôtel particulier of the city’s Mazarin quarter will see it transformed into a Scandinavian-inspired apartment until 19th April 2020.
Typically lavish Provençal décor has been replaced by a living model of clean, minimal Scandanavian style in accordance with Nordic tradition: from functional yet elegant wooden tables, to terracotta pots and vases, and benches serving as day beds.
Charoline, who is of Swedish and Finnish origin, has a passion for Scandinavian creations, particularly those of the 20th century.
Charoline: ‘I couldn’t turn down the invitation to be “designer in residence” at Gallifet. In this majestic ‘house of art,’ I can let my imagination run free. For 12 years, I have exhibited artwork and interior décor side by side. I love allowing my choice of objects and furniture to be guided by an artwork, or by an artist.’
For those who wish that they could settle into an armchair by Alvar Aalto in order to better admire a lamp by Max Sauze, that dream could soon become a reality. All of the items exhibited at Gallifet are for sale.
Photo Credits : Best Archi Design