Focus on Emmanuelle Simon

C8_Appartement Saint Germain – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

Appartement Saint Germain – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

Delicate interiors, with a flavour of earth and the countryside, in which wood, raw textiles and white ceramics pervade the hyper-natural spaces designed by Emmanuelle Simon, the Franco-Israeli interior architect and designer based in Paris since 2017. Relaxing environments, with organic forms and neutral colours as their leitmotiv, characterise his projects, both residential and commercial, with space for deeper relaxation and wabi-sabi inspirations.

IT2_Appartament Commandand Marchand – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

Appartement Commandand Marchand – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

Name: Emmanuelle Simon.

Where do you work? In my agency, in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, or anywhere I can draw in my notebook.

Your Instagram account: @emmanuelle_simon

What does your studio work on? I’m an interior designer and a designer, my job is to sculpt the volumes of an architectural space right down to the detail of the furniture, creating a special experience for the person who lives there.

Where did you study? Ecole Camondo, Paris, I have a double diploma as an interior designer and designer.

IT10_Appartement Saint Germain – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

Appartement Saint Germain – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

What are you working on right now? An apartment, a hotel, a boutique and a house.

Your dream project: A place of spiritual retreat, serenity and experience, immersed in nature, where each architectural element influences the mind, the feelings and the emotions, and in which each glimpse of the landscape is important, where everything is thought out in its entirety, right down to the tiniest details of the interior and the objects.

The project that’s influenced you the most: The Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana in Rome, 1938 (by Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto La Padula, and Mario Romano).

A crucial element in all your projects: The imprint of a craftsman on the material (wood, plaster, ceramic, etc.).

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City centre or off the beaten track? I like living in the city centre, emerging from my house into a vibrant, active place.

Something you have at home designed by you: Lots of BABA cushions on my sofa.

What do you like to collect on walks? Stones and pebbles of different sizes, different shapes, different colours.

If you could build a secret passage in the home, where would it lead? To the side of a bay.

What do you usually do on Sundays? I go to flea markets to look for furniture and I walk.

Your favourite place in Milan: The domed glass roof of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Would you like to ask the next interviewee a question? What’s the best part of your job?

G0_Emmanuelle Simon - photo credit Noel Manalili

Emmanuelle Simon – photo credit Noel Manalili

G1_Appartament Commandand Marchand – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

Appartament Commandand Marchand – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

G3_Appartament Commandand Marchand – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

Appartament Commandand Marchand – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

G4_Appartament Commandand Marchand – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

Appartament Commandand Marchand – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

G5_Boulangerie Liberté – photo credit © Jérôme Galland

Boulangerie Liberté – photo credit © Jérôme Galland

G6_Boulangerie Liberté – photo credit © Jérôme Galland

Boulangerie Liberté – photo credit © Jérôme Galland

G9_Appartement Saint Germain – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

Appartement Saint Germain – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

G12_Spa Evidens de Beauté – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

Spa Evidens de Beauté – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

G13_Spa Evidens de Beauté – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

Spa Evidens de Beauté – photo credit © Damien de Medeiros

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14 December 2021