On the occasion of Paris Design Week 2021, the designer and interior architect Pierre Gonalons presented a site-specific exhibition in the Orangery of the Hôtel de Sully, in the Saint-Paul district of Paris.
In this exceptional architectural setting in the heart of the historic Marais, at the corner of Place des Vosges and facing the French garden of the Hôtel de Sully, Pierre Gonalons developed a unique interior design in the last remaining 17th century Orangery in Paris, which is now part of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (National Monuments Center).
Visitors were able to enter the secret and discover the century-old Orangery for the first time open to the public, as if they were invited into the summer salon of a great French residence.
Duvivier Canapés has teamed up with the interior architect and designer, who has signed his first collection of armchairs and sofas for the brand: Serge.
" For Duvivier Canapés, I immediately wanted to revive a grand classic piece.
It is the Chesterfield that I chose.
I always like to look back over the history of furniture in my own way and extract what still seems contemporary today.
In designing the Serge collection, I wanted to rediscover a certain elegance, that of the optimism and impertinence of Paris in the 1970s.
For me, Serge embodies that Parisian chic that can never really be defined but which is always reinventing itself. "
Pierre Gonalons, designer and interior architect