Interview With Fabrice Ausset

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Interview With Fabrice Ausset

Designer of unexpected, dashing and playful spaces for a happy lifestyle

What makes you different, your signature?

I look for a dynamic that is found through a new approach to innovation. I take a functionality, look at it with a different approach and recreate a new shape.

 What are the differences between furniture made by an interior designer and those made by designers?

A piece of furniture by an interior designer integrates itself into the general harmony of a home or a space. Whereas a piece of furniture by a designer is a piece that has been conceived with no precise surrounding; focusing instead on functionality.

Do you define yourself as an interior designer or an interior architect?

I am more of an architect, with a global vision. Architecture is inhabited sculpture. Interior architecture is the usage of the walls of the structure. Interior decoration is more about the resonance of the objects and moveable elements within an inhabited structure.

Your relationship with colour?

Our relationship to colour only exists through light. It is only intelligible through light. A colour reflects the mood of a day, in harmony with the times we live in. Making colour choices for a project or a piece of furniture is something magical where both the colours that are in the air and the client’s desires meet. The choice of a colour and the relationship to the surface provoke intensity, it’s a vibration.

Fabrice Ausset

Fabrice Ausset’s global approach to space makes him particularly attentive to colours, materials, and to furniture.  His approach is reflected on a wide range of projects between Interior Architecture and Interior Design: the rehabilitation of a castle, luxury apartments, top hotels, shop concepts and exhibition scenography for major brands… His style between classicism and extravagance combined with clean lines all converge. His love of contrasts comes to the fore when one sees his influences through the outrageous Tony Duquette, through to the minimalism of the Japanese designer Isamu Noguchi. Raised in the tradition of the arts and French excellence, he combines the ancient and the modern in surprising places.

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