Dirand’s luxuriously minimal apartment is housed in a classic Parisian-style building. Like the owner, the space is deeply cultivated and effortlessly cool. Consistent with his aesthetic, the design interprets the charm of a preserved classic space into an essential and sophisticated style: traditional details (such as parquet floor and moldings) are balanced with modern elements and exquisite mid-century accents, in an essential way. As usual in Dirand’s projects, the result is chic and really refined. The living room highlights some of his favorite pieces: with the exception of Ron Arad coffee table and Le Corbusier cube stool, the furniture is vintage Pierre Jeanneret. The painting is by Lawrence Carroll, and the red ceramic piece by Sterling Ruby. A chic, comfortable, eclectic and minimal design. In the kitchen traditional details are balanced with modern elements: he has used large slabs of heavily veined marble, a signature of his work and marmorino, a type of pigmented stucco, for the grey plain walls to increase its sensous effect. The furnishing is eclectic like a vintage Ettore Sottsass table, unusual for its absence of color. He said about the kitchen that despite its sleek design, it gets a lot of use ; books, glasses, bottles and cooking utensils accumulate on the open shelf against his minimal impulse. In the master bedroom the plain walls are adorned with marmorino, a type of pigmented stucco; so that, the slightly irregular walls subtly shift in color throughout the space, increasing its material and “velvet” effect that is further emphasized by the silk rug and a suede-covered Oscar Niemeyer chair with its stool; while an uniform palette gives the master bedroom its tranquillity; a suede-covered Oscar Niemeyer chair sits in front of an Irving Penn photograph and an Azucena sconce is set next to the bed.