Oh, Parisians. In what other city would an architect advertise his body of work as "the determined career of a nonconformist"? Those words come from the portfolio of Rémi Tessier, interior designer of La Réserve, an apartment building and luxury hotel strategically located across from the Eiffel Tower in the Place du Trocadéro.
While Tessier may or may not view his work as anti-establishment, La Réserve is an elegant homage to classical modernism. Decorated with furnishings by Andrée Putman, Flexform, Flos and Vitra, the interior is — as the building's name suggests — reserved. A symphony of blacks, whites, and grays, it's the kind of place where you can picture Calvin Klein or Helmut Lang living.
Photos: Rémi Tessier