All Change
House and Leisure|October 2018
All Change

While his apartment in Paris’ up-and-coming neighbourhood of Pigalle is a work in progress, one thing that remains constant is art director Jean-Christophe Aumas’ unique sense of style 

Ian Phillips
Nothing ever stays in place for long in art director Jean Christophe Aumas’ apartment. ‘Things are never fixed,’ he says. ‘It’s always a work in progress. That really is my leitmotif.’ More than anything, Jean-Christophe sees his interiors as a ‘laboratory’, a means of experimentation. His approach, he says, is intrinsically linked to his profession: ‘I can’t disassociate my work from my home.’

Jean-Christophe specialises in organising ephemeral events and special projects for luxury brands. Before setting up his own firm, Singular, he headed up the visual identity department at Louis Vuitton under Marc Jacobs. Today his clients include the likes of Céline, Dior and Boucheron. Ask him about his most over-the-top installations and he’ll mention the time he set a flock of sheep loose in the Printemps department store in Paris, and a project during which he filled a John Galliano shop with a mountain of shredded paper. And, quite often, elements originally conceived for his projects end up in his homes. A pink-painted wooden stand in the entrance to his current apartment is a case in point: it was constructed for a dinner hosted by a Parisian fashion brand. The flat in question is something of a hidden gem.

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October 2018