Designer of the Year for Maison&Objet
Trade fairs are not only used to show the novelties of a sector and to bring together companies, users, buyers and opinion leaders. In many cases, fairs are the perfect platform to showcase emerging talents or names whose work deserves recognition. In this case, the Parisian trade fair Maison&Objet is, year after year, a natural headhunter. In this edition, which takes place from 8 to 12 September, Tristan Auer was revealed as the latest Maison&Objet Designer of the Year. Remember his name.
New French label
After training professionnally with great interior design such as Philippe Starck and Christian Liaigre, Tristan Auer developed his own style with a daring mix of classic references and avant-garde design. Today, his name and his atelier embody the elegance, sobriety and sophistication of the new French label.
Tristan Auer opened his own studio, Izeu, in 2002. Since then, he has understood perfectly the current demands and restrictions of luxury. He has multiplied his projects all over the world: from the transformation and renovation of exceptional hotels such as Les Bains and the Hotel de Crillon, to the design of private villas and apartments in Paris, New York, London, Mosquito Island and Oman. Highlights the creation of showrooms and stands for prestigious brands such as Cartier and the publication of furniture for firms such as Pouenat, Contardi, Holly Hunt, Taillardat, Christophe Delcourt, Ozone.
The value of mixing elements
For this creator “it is a question of designing a unique place, full of emotions, in the image of its occupants, far from any idea of duplicating a recipe. The only things that count are listening to the client, paying attention to his lifestyle, and impregnating the places, the volumes and the light. Then comes the time for sketches and the search for materials, to weave a unique story.”
Passionate about vintage cars and car journeys, Tristan Auer customises the interior of large engines as he does for a hotel or private residence: cashmere glove compartment interior, nubuck roof, matt leather dashboard, etc.
Tristan Auer mixes styles and periods, the creations of great names and the most humble pieces, the loudest colours and the softest ones. Because, for him, “harmony comes from mixing”.
In September, as Designer of the Year Maison&Object Paris, he will design a space in Hall 8. He will offer visitors a space to stop and rest. An enchanted parenthesis. Symbolized by more than perfect architectural elements (arches), light tones (white and water green) and some color vibrations, it will be articulated around his emblematic designs: a central bar, synonymous with amenity and elegance, an antique car, symbol of the trip. Finallym, as a reminder of his fascination with the seventh art, it will be a space with film frames of some objects.