Artist/designer Hervé Van der Straeten’s Parisian apartment. After studying painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Hervé Van der Straeten first gained recognition with his jewellery collections. In 1999, he opened a gallery in Paris and launched his collections of exclusive furniture and lighting, which have now become his main activity. Whatever his creations - consoles, mirrors, cabinets, chandeliers, ceiling lights, perfume bottles, or jewellery - Van der Straeten constantly explores a graphic purity and makes radical choices in terms of movement, elegance, and unconventional, unexpected expression.
THE BIG SWITCH - photography: Richard Powers - text: Celia Barbour - production: Robert Rubino - location: Hudson River hamlet, Snedens Landing, New York, USA - Elle Decor June 2017
“In the living room of designer Ernest de la Torre and Kris Haberman’s home in Snedens Landing, New York, the custome sofa is upholstered in a Toyine Sellers fabric, the 19th-century Belgian cabinet was found at an auction in London, the bronze pendant light is by Hervé Van der Straeten, and the Georgian fireplace is attributed to Robert Adam; the walls are coated in waxed plaster, the flooring is Indian sandstone, the silk rug is by Fort Street Studio, and the painting over the mantel is by Ross Bleckner.”