‘Vincent Darré: Surreal Interiors of Paris’ is the designer’s new book.
Vincent Darré is one of those names that does not go unnoticed. The former head of Moschino fashion house is also one of the most famous faces in the interior design and decoration industries, and he was featured in Germany’s AD 200 design influencers list to celebrate their 200th issue back in May. We wanted to take part in that celebration, and also allow some time to celebrate Vincent Darré’s newest book on interior design. Take a look below and find out more about the story of Darré and his brand, Maison Vincent Darré.
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Whether you personally go for more modern, or contemporary, minimalist interiors, there is no denying Maison Vincent Darré’s collections and interior design projects are absolute works of art. The designer’s surrealist approach to design (and life, overall) has been allowing him to create unique pieces of furniture and equally one-of-a-kind interiors for him and his closest friends. But this hasn’t always been the case. Before shifting his career onto the interior design tracks, the French designer worked in the busy fashion industry.
After having concluded his fashion studies at Studio Berçot in Paris, Vincent Darré went on to working with several fashion houses, such as Yves Saint Laurent, Claude Montana, and Prada. Later, Darré worked alongside Karl Lagerfeld at Chloé and Fendi, before being appointed as the head of Moschino in 2001. From there, Vincent Darré went to Ungaro, where he believes his career in fashion eventually stalled, which was when he decided to chart a new career in the design world.
“I’m happy to be free to do what I like, which was my childhood dream.”Vicent Darré in Vogue.
An exhibition on the Dada movement was what first sparked the French designer’s interest in the decoration world. When he eventually changed the direction of his career, Vincent Darré made sure that his interiors and creations were influenced by the Dada and the Surrealist movements, which can be seen in the iconoclastic mood and details of the rooms he designs.
As for Maison Vincent Darré and its furniture collections, we can see how they are heavily inspired by skeletons, Cubism, and the creations of Dalí, and the Surrealist parlour game ‘Exquisite Corpse’. Perhaps, the best expression of Maison Vincent Darré’s style is Darré’s own Parisian apartment, as well as those he designed for his close friends.
“People want to be surprised and want to dream.”Vincent Darré in Vogue.
Much like what he had previously done in the fashion industry, and what he does with his own personal fashion style every day, Vincent Darré is breaking barriers and creating from the heart, from a place where he is not afraid of color and bad taste. However, and as stated by Vogue, we have to understand Darré’s rule and barrier-breaking is effective because it is intentional and informed by an expansive knowledge of the history of good taste. Vincent Darré has been creating from this wondrous, barrier-free place for a very long time, which is something most designers can’t afford to do, deeming him one of the most genius minds in the contemporary design world.
Find all the maximalist, Parisian interiors designed by Vincent Darré in a scrapbook style in the designer’s new book: ‘Vincent Darré: Surreal Interiors of Paris‘.
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