“When one thinks about furniture from the time of the Roman Empire, there are few shapes that impress us; but if one looks deeper into it, one feels that the “designers” of the time went to the essential, looking for pure and simple shapes… The ancient Rome’s curule seat was utter simplicity that symbolized power: in fact it was intended for the elite – the Caesars, the generals, the consuls… – no one else was allowed to sit on it… So, intrigued by this shape, I decided to interpret it. Sometimes it’s enough, the gesture of just interpreting an object.”
An interior and emotion architect, Tristan Auer designs beautifully sensual and singular interiors. His extremely rich and aesthetic vision finds its finest expression in vibrant colour, lights and era mixes. From the Hôtel de Crillon and the Bains-Douches in Paris, to the prestigious works in private houses in London and New York, all the way to Moustique Island, he operates with the style of a stage director, his client being both the main actor in his screenplay and his accomplice in this on-going quest for elegance. As an ambassador of a certain French “art de vivre”, Tristan Auer combines his very modern vision with arts and crafts excellence to give a new definition of contemporary luxury. Tristan Auer grew up in Aix-en-Provence. After graduating at ESAG-Penninghen, he joined forces with the Christian Liaigre team, and then Philippe Starck before he went on starting his own interior design firm in Paris in 2002.