I am often inspired by the work of the late Henri Samuel of Paris. His quintessential style was mixing design genres and periods in an unexpected way.
He commissioned leading contemporary artists to create functional objects, and introduced them into spaces that were not a traditional match. Samuel was renowned for his ability to mix historical periods and genres with contemporary art and design.
Henri Samuel's style was characterized by vibrant, eclectic environments ripe with unexpected juxtapositions, like the intermingling of contemporary art with 18th-century furniture. His approach to design was not a formula. He was a true creative genius who mastered the mix - pairing the most unique textiles, materials, contemporary pieces and unlikely works of art with tradition.