Career. As head of the FA Interieur Design agency, Fabrice Ausset divides his time between public and private projects, and between Interior Architecture and Interior Design. His global approach to space, makes him particularly attentive to colours, materials, and to furniture.  The Architect assumes his place as Interior Designer: rehabilitation of a castle, luxury apartments, top hotels, shop concepts and exhibition scenography for major brands… Philippe Hurel produce some of his furniture designs while Pouenat and Dines produce his rugs.

Signature Style. Classicism and extravagance combined with clean lines all converge together. His love of contrasts comes to the fore when one sees his influences; the outrageous Interior Decoration of the American 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.

He loves. Contemporary art and art furniture which inspire all of his creations. An important collector himself, his entire private collection was auctioned off at Piasa in December 2015.

Showstoppers. For his interior design projects that reinvent ornament; texturising surfaces, sculpting volumes such as a chimney place made from facetted alabaster, kinetic glass doors or a star-shaped relief ceiling.

What’s up. Four hotels will be opening in Paris in 2016, one of which, in the Marais area, is classified as a historical monument. The Hôtel du Bœuf Couronné opposite the Philharmonic, another situated in the heart of Saint Germain-des-Prés and finally one near Opéra. There is also the Club restaurant in Minsk, Belarus, two private apartments on the Avenue Marceau and the renovation of a private chateau near Paris.