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CHAHAN MINASSIAN

CHAHAN MINASSIAN CAN BE DEFINED AS AN ‘’ EYE ´´.

SHARP, PRECISE, SELECTIVE, REFINED – HE APPLIES IT TO ALL OF HIS ACTIVITIES: INTERIOR DESIGN, DECORATION, CURATING, GALLERIES, DESIGN.

 

OF ARMENIAN ORIGIN, BORN IN THE LEBANON, HE IS BASED IN PARIS SINCE 1976. HE HAS ALWAYS MAINTAINED AN INTERNATIONAL LIFE STYLE. WITH HIS SIGNATURE STYLE, HE IS CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE NOTABLE PARISIAN INTERIOR DESIGNERS.

 

AFTER SEVEN YEARS AS THE EUROPEAN CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF  RALPH LAUREN, HE CREATES IN 1993 CHAHAN INTERIOR DESIGN.

PROJECTS MULTIPLY IN NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE AND THE FAR EAST FROM COMMERCIAL SPACES FOR LUXURY BRANDS TO PRIVATE RESIDENCES.

 

IN 1999, CHAHAN INTERIOR DESIGN OPENS A CONFIDENTIAL SHOWROOM IN THE HEART OF THE CARRÉ RIVE GAUCHE TO WELCOME CLIENTS.

 

THESE MULTICULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH HIS ESTHETICS ALLOW HIM TO SET AND IMPOSE THE « CHAHANIAN STYLE »; A MIXTURE OF TEXTURES, LIGHTING, COLLECTIONS, PURE LINES, HISTORICAL AND TIMELESS DESIGNS.

THESE PERSONALISED ATMOSPHERES ARE PRESENTED IN LUXURIOUS AND SERENE SURROUNDINGS.

 

SINCE 2001, HE PARTICIPATES IN SEVERAL ART AND DESIGN FAIRS AND EXHIBITIONS INCLUDING THE “PAVILLON DES ANTIQUAIRES, LE PAVILLON DES ARTS ET DU DESIGN “, “COLLECTIVE DESIGN” AND “THE SALON NEW YORK”, PRESENTING  TO THE PUBLIC HIS VISION AND ESTHETICS.

IN FEBRUARY 2008, CHAHAN GALLERY OPENS AT 11 RUE DE LILLE EXTENDING THE VISIBILITY OF CURATION FOR HIS INTERIORS.

THIS SPACE ALLOWS HIM TO SHOW HIS MID-CENTURY FURNITURE COLLECTIONS AND TO HOLD, TWICE YEARLY, EXHIBITIONS FOR THE ARTISTS HE REPRESENTS.

IN MARCH 2011, CHAHAN REDEFINES THE DIFFERENT SPACES OF THE M BUILDING IN THE MIAMI ART DISTRICT, OPENING HIS NEW SHOWROOM ON THE AMERICAN EAST COAST.

IN SEPTEMBER 2014, CHAHAN INTERIOR DESIGN EXTENDS TO A NEW DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO AT 47 RUE DE VERNEUIL.

IN JUNE 2017, HE DELIVERS THE SPACES HE RENOVATED AT THE HOTEL DE CRILLON : THE BAR ´´LES AMBASSADEURS’’, LE JARDIn D’HIVER, L’ECRIN GASTRONOMIC RESTAURANT , LA CAVE,  THE SPA, THE SWIMMING POOL, THE LOUIS XV AND BERNSTEIN SUITES AND THE THREE ATELIERS D’ARTISTES.

 

FOR THIS PROJECT, HE Is AWARDED BEST INTERIOR DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE IN A HOTEL IN EUROPE, AS WELL AS BEST BAR BY VILLEGIATURE 2018.

 

IN THE SAME YEAR HE IS AWARDED BEST MOTOR YACHT OF THE YEAR FOR M/Y FAITH (A 96,55 METER SUPERYACHT), AS WELL BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACTH 2000GT AND ABOVE VY THE WORLD SUPERYACHTS AWARDS.

 

HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON DIVERSE PROJECTS INCLUDING TOWN HOUSES IN LONDON, A PALAZZO IN VENICE,  CHALETS IN GSTAAD AND KITZBUHEL, A 1920’s HOUSE IN ZURICH, A CITY HOUSE IN GENEVA, PRESTIGIOUS APARTMENTS IN NEW YORK, PRIVATE JETS, AND VARIOUS RETAIL SPACES IN PARIS.

 

IN JANUARY 2019 HE OPENS CHAHAN DESIGN GALLERY, IN A NEW SPACE NEXT TO CHAHAN GALLERY ON RUE DE LILLE ; THIS GALLERY IS EXCLUSIVELY DEDICATED TO HIS FURNITURE AND LIGHTING DESIGNS.

 

YEAR AFTER YEAR, HIS INSPIRATIONS HAVE EVOLVED INTO A WIDE RANGE OF DIFFERENT COLLECTIONS THAT REFLECT HIS EsTHETICS.

 

FOR THE VENICE BIENNALE 2019, HE WILL BE CURATING AND  INTERIOR DESIGNING THE FAMOUS ABBAZIA DI SAN GREGORIO  IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WORLD RENOWNED COLNAGHI GALLERY. ROOM AFTER ROOM LIFESTYLED SPACES WILL BE COMBINING OLD MASTER PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES WITH 20th CENTURY MAKING DESIGNER FURNITURE. THE SPIRIT OF  THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY COLLECTOR WILL BE REVIVED.

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