This Young Italian Is Revolutionizing the Paris Design Scene

CEO Khai Intela
Imagine a picturesque seaside village in Italy's Cinque Terre region, where multicolored houses cling to the cliffs for dear life. It was in this idyllic setting that a young Fabrizio Casiraghi found his passion for...

Imagine a picturesque seaside village in Italy's Cinque Terre region, where multicolored houses cling to the cliffs for dear life. It was in this idyllic setting that a young Fabrizio Casiraghi found his passion for architecture and design, inspired by the decaying facades of the buildings. Today, at just 34 years old, Casiraghi is taking the Paris design scene by storm, making a name for himself as one of the top emerging talents in Europe.

A Sensibility for Different Periods

Casiraghi's work has garnered attention and accolades, with his grand 4,800-square-foot Parisian apartment near the Invalides featured in Architectural Digest. His ability to seamlessly blend different periods and create captivating mélanges has captured the admiration of both clients and design experts. Represented by Paris's leading design agent, Julien Desselle, Casiraghi's portfolio boasts an impressive range of projects, including the renovation of the iconic Drouant restaurant in Paris.

Casiraghi decorated an apartment in an 18th-century Venetian palazzo for his agent, Julien Desselle. Casiraghi decorated an apartment in an 18th-century Venetian palazzo for his agent, Julien Desselle. In the living room, Murano glass Barovier & Toso sconces surround a Japanese screen behind a Pinacoteca sofa by Luigi Caccia Dominioni for Azucena. The faux-bamboo brass side tables hold lamps from the 1970s, a Venetian Moor table lamp and a gypsum plaster head. African masks and an ashtray by Gabriella Crespi top the coffee table.

Embracing the Unexpected

Casiraghi's unique style is characterized by his openness to different influences and his willingness to push boundaries. He seamlessly combines traditional Venetian pieces with iconic modern Italian design, creating unexpected and captivating spaces. His ability to integrate opposing elements that wouldn't normally go together is what makes his work truly remarkable.

Vintage French chairs flank a 19th-century Italian desk in front of the Venice living room’s glass doors. Vintage French chairs flank a 19th-century Italian desk in front of the Venice living room’s glass doors. Desselle requested a pop of animal print, and the designer complied, adding an Azucena pouf upholstered in a leopard pattern.

A Love for Color and Timelessness

Color is an essential element in Casiraghi's designs. He rejects the idea of working with neutral palettes and instead embraces bold and vibrant colors. His current favorites include brick and coral, infusing his spaces with warmth and personality.

But more than just colors, Casiraghi believes in creating timeless interiors that transcend fleeting trends. He incorporates elements from far-flung places, inspired by his childhood vacations in Cuba, Kenya, and Egypt. This infusion of cultural influences adds depth and character to his designs.

A Hoffmann pendant lamp hangs in front of the window wall in Casiraghi’s Paris living room. A Hoffmann pendant lamp hangs in front of the window wall in Casiraghi’s Paris living room, which also features a custom sofa, a wooden chair by Frédéric Pellenq, a 1940s Persian carpet and poufs from the home furnishings collection produced by Cabana magazine. Above the sofa hangs a wooden Art Deco bas relief, to the left of which is a series of geometric paintings by Casiraghi’s father.

The Future of Design

Casiraghi's success lies not only in his talent and unique aesthetic but also in his approach to his work. He values personal connections with his clients, cherishing the time spent with them to fully understand their desires and needs. This hands-on approach ensures that each project is carefully curated and tailored to the client's vision.

Back in the Invalides apartment, the library impresses with a marble Gae Aulenti cocktail table. Back in the Invalides apartment, the library impresses with a marble Gae Aulenti cocktail table, a 19th-century French rug, and David Hicks armchairs. The lamps are vintage, the African masks 20th century. The library’s books are hidden within screened cabinets.

As Casiraghi continues to make waves in the design world, he remains committed to his passion for creating timeless interiors and pushing the boundaries of design. With upcoming projects ranging from Parisian apartments to global boutique concepts and even a stunning villa in Miami's South Beach, the future looks bright for this young Italian designer.

Fabrizio Casiraghi's Quick Picks

  • Carlo Mollino and Giò Ponti: Casiraghi draws inspiration from the furniture and architecture of these iconic designers.
  • Vienna Secession: He has a deep passion for the Vienna Secession movement and incorporates its principles into his work.
  • Color: Casiraghi loves working with bold and vibrant colors, rejecting neutral palettes in favor of warmth and personality.

Casiraghi's ability to create captivating interiors that transcend time and trends is what sets him apart in the design world. With his unique blend of influences and his dedication to creating spaces that are both inviting and visually stunning, there is no doubt that Fabrizio Casiraghi is a rising star in the Paris design scene.

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