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It is hard to mention Tristan Auer without mentioning, at the same time, those with whom he made his classes, namely Christian Liaigre and Philippe Starck. A high patronage of which he nonetheless has been able to distance himself from at a young age, by creating, in 2002, his own interior design agency. Ever since, his signature, a subtle mix of minimalism and refined neoclassical references, has made him one of the spokespersons of a certain French elegance. Besides numerous hotels and private apartments in France, Great-Britain or the United States, we among other things owe him the rebirth of the mythical “Bains” and the Parisian shops of Chanel, Nina Ricci and Lolita Lempicka. A beautiful consecration for the one who defines himself as a tailor as well as a decorator… and gladly confesses his admiration for French “ensembliers-décorateurs” of the twenties. Logic, than, that this attention for beautiful materials, exceptional knowhow and highly manufactured pieces - just as in Haute Couture -, quickly took him to draw his own furniture pieces, alternatively for private clients and furniture editors. This is how the MOS sofa came to life.
“Tristan Auer regularly had been coming to us for apartment projects for which he prescribed some of our pieces, tells Christophe Delcourt. One day, he offered me this sofa’s drawing, which I found very pertinent in its neoclassical lines, its imbricating shapes, its couture details and its game of cushions and fabrics of different colors and textures. It is a true decorator’s sofa, signed, distinguished and elegant. And it typically is a furniture piece made for bespoke and for a true appropriation by the end client. It has naturally found its place within the maison d’édition’s catalog, and remains an emblematic piece in our approach.”
AVENUE ROAD carries a curated assortment of Tristan Auer pieces.