Matali Crasset Renovates Monory Farmhouse

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February 19, 2014
Cerebral architect Matali Crasset turns a stone farmhouse into a flexible, open environment for a Parisian jewelry designer and her many houseguests. Read Full Article
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  Michèle Monory’s Chinon farmhouse is an idyllic getaway from her home basein Paris. After she inherited the property and centuries-old structure from her father, she hired Matali Crasset, who runs a cutting-edge architecture and design firm, to update the living spaces.  Photo by: Jonas IngerstedtCourtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Michèle Monory’s Chinon farmhouse is an idyllic getaway from her home basein Paris. After she inherited the property and centuries-old structure from her father, she hired Matali Crasset, who runs a cutting-edge architecture and design firm, to update the living spaces.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Courtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  In the farmhouse’s color-drenched living room, ottomans by Matali Crasset for Domodinamica—originally designed for a hotel in Nice, France—are mixed with a white Pipistrello floor lamp by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli. The red table is a vintage find.  Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    In the farmhouse’s color-drenched living room, ottomans by Matali Crasset for Domodinamica—originally designed for a hotel in Nice, France—are mixed with a white Pipistrello floor lamp by Gae Aulenti for Martinelli. The red table is a vintage find.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  The main living area functions as an easygoing lounge, ideal for entertaining, with a vintage billiards table and low-slung sofas from Ikea. The concrete flooring is durable and easy to clean—a rebuttal to precious French parquet.  Photo by: Jonas IngerstedtCourtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

    The main living area functions as an easygoing lounge, ideal for entertaining, with a vintage billiards table and low-slung sofas from Ikea. The concrete flooring is durable and easy to clean—a rebuttal to precious French parquet.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Courtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  In the kitchen, a custom composite dining table is paired with bright plastic Ikea chairs. Crasset’s Evolute pendant lights for Danese Milano, with origami-esque folded shades in maple veneer, hang above.  Photo by: Jonas IngerstedtCourtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

    In the kitchen, a custom composite dining table is paired with bright plastic Ikea chairs. Crasset’s Evolute pendant lights for Danese Milano, with origami-esque folded shades in maple veneer, hang above.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Courtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  In the newly created box-shaped balcony, which hovers above the double-height living room, oak built-ins complement the home’s original timber beams (above).  Photo by: Jonas IngerstedtCourtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

    In the newly created box-shaped balcony, which hovers above the double-height living room, oak built-ins complement the home’s original timber beams (above).

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Courtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  Monory’s friends, the Leclercs, join her for an alfresco meal on the patio. They’re seated at a custom-made table on Fermob’s Luxembourg chairs.  Photo by: Jonas IngerstedtCourtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Monory’s friends, the Leclercs, join her for an alfresco meal on the patio. They’re seated at a custom-made table on Fermob’s Luxembourg chairs.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Courtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  The second-floor office is housed inside a rounded rectangle of concrete that the architect inserted on top of the old farmhouse.  Photo by: Jonas IngerstedtCourtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

    The second-floor office is housed inside a rounded rectangle of concrete that the architect inserted on top of the old farmhouse.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Courtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  Outfitted with Pollock desk chairs and a marble-topped conference table by Knoll, the office in Monory’s French farmhouse pays homage to international design. The Tizio task lamp is by Richard Sapper for Artemide, and the leaning John Ild bookshelf was designed by Philippe Starck for Disform in 1977.  Photo by: Jonas IngerstedtCourtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Outfitted with Pollock desk chairs and a marble-topped conference table by Knoll, the office in Monory’s French farmhouse pays homage to international design. The Tizio task lamp is by Richard Sapper for Artemide, and the leaning John Ild bookshelf was designed by Philippe Starck for Disform in 1977.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Courtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  All of the beds in the house are playful custom one-off designs by Crasset, including the marionette-themed master bed, which a local carpenter fabricated from oak felled in the surrounding forest. The stone fireplace is original.  Photo by: Jonas IngerstedtCourtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

    All of the beds in the house are playful custom one-off designs by Crasset, including the marionette-themed master bed, which a local carpenter fabricated from oak felled in the surrounding forest. The stone fireplace is original.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Courtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  In the master bathroom, the floor’s subtle resin treatment was initially painted on the concrete as full-on orange, but started peeling immediately. Monory scrubbed it off until only a wash of the hue was visible. The bench is from Ikea.  Photo by: Jonas IngerstedtCourtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

    In the master bathroom, the floor’s subtle resin treatment was initially painted on the concrete as full-on orange, but started peeling immediately. Monory scrubbed it off until only a wash of the hue was visible. The bench is from Ikea.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Courtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  The children’s rooms, which are reserved for family and an extended network of friends, feature more custom Crasset-designed beds set against a vivid blue backdrop, courtesy of the French paint brand Zolpan.  Photo by: Jonas IngerstedtCourtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

    The children’s rooms, which are reserved for family and an extended network of friends, feature more custom Crasset-designed beds set against a vivid blue backdrop, courtesy of the French paint brand Zolpan.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Courtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

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  The pencil-themed desk and stool are by Pierre Sala.  Photo by: Jonas IngerstedtCourtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

    The pencil-themed desk and stool are by Pierre Sala.

    Photo by: Jonas Ingerstedt

    Courtesy of: Jonas Ingerstedt

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