2010 Design Awards (they honored his interior designs for the Habita Hotel in Monterrey, Mexico), while French Architectural Digest named him in their 2008 "Icons of Design" awards. His rooms are minimal; usually employ a neutral palette of black, white, and gray; and have an airy, arty sensibility. Design elements that tend to appear repeatedly include furniture by modern greats like Prouvé and Saarinen mixed with vintage signage, sculptural pendant lamps, the occasional Georgia O'Keefe-style cow skull mounted to the wall, and suit jackets as accent pieces, a la Joseph Beuys. For a deeper look into the designer's portofolio, visit his site. SHOWN ABOVE • Habita Monterrey, Mexico (1-2) • Hotel Distrito Capital, Mexico City (3-4) • Home in St. Girons, France (5) • Holsnyder, Paris (6) • Balmain, Paris (7-8) • Interior in Malta (9) • 5th Avenue Apartment, New York City (10) MORE INFORMATION • Joseph Dirand Architecture • Apartment Therapy | 2 Mexican Hotels by Joseph Dirand • Contemporist | Distrito Capital Hotel by Joseph Dirand • Diane Pernet | Interview with Joseph Dirand • Wallpaper Magazine | Best New Hotel 2010: Habita Monterrey by Joseph Dirand and Landa Arquitectos Photos: Adrien Dirand / Joseph Dirand (1, 5-10) Habita Monterey (2), Hotel Distrito Capital (3,4)
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