Inspired by an apartment created in the 1930s by Le Corbusier, architect Michael Herrman renovated an 18th-century structure in Paris for himself and his family. Herrman reused hexagonal terra-cotta tiles from the demolished seventh floor to patch holes in the original floor below; he extended the look outside by covering new wood decking in the courtyard with matching hexagonal pieces of woven vinyl Bolon tiles from Sweden.
Photo by Filippo Bamberghi
The mirror-top table in the living area is the Vanity table by Stefano Giovannoni for Magis. It’s surrounded by Naoto Fukasawa chairs. “The glass floor emerged as a way to visually interconnect the different spaces. It makes the living room feel twice as tall, and from the inside of the apartment on either floor you can look up and see the sky (very rare in Paris).”