Perfect Harmony

Tatler Homes Singapore|June - July 2020

Perfect Harmony
By designing a minimalist, modern house in the heart of New Delhi, Liaigre brings a fresh aesthetic to the Indian capital
Melissa Twigg

Amid the vibrant houses of New Delhi, India, lies a decidedly minimalist abode. The combination of clean lines against the vibrant chaotic beauty of India becomes less surprising when you realise that the dwelling was the brainchild of Parisian design house, Liaigre.

The French firm’s first project in India, this house is featured in Liaigre: Creation 2016-2020, a new book published by Rizzoli this May. Penned by art historian Francoise-Claire Prodhon, the design tome chronicles key projects by Liaigre in the past five years.

This storied brand has become synonymous with quiet luxury, realised in a muted palette and wonderfully elegant designs. Founded in the 1980s by Christian Liaigre, it is now bringing this very French aesthetic to the world under the stewardship of German designer and Liaigre creative director Frauke Meyer.

QUIET MAJESTY

Meyer recalls when she first landed in New Delhi and understood the magnitude of the project, for which she worked on interior architecture and furniture design. “I stopped for a moment to appreciate my surroundings,” she explains. “It is difficult to say how I felt. There was certainly a great divide between the Indian and European cultures. It was quite difficult to imagine such a great and also modern project here in New Delhi.”

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