Trocadero Appartement by Rodolphe Parente
Upcoming interior designer Rodolphe Parente has renovated a flat located in the Trocadero neighborhood in Paris. The apartment boasts a subtle mix of historical architecture, modern furnishings and contemporary art.
With its large size, about 350 sqm, its generous volumes and its location facing the Eiffel tower stands out in the recent works of Rodolphe Parente. It features some existing decorative elements and features as decorative moldings, coffered ceilings, pediments and marble fireplaces. The idea behind the refurbishment was preserve the heritage character while emphasizing on the contemporary art and furniture collection integration.
Despite the singularity of the flat, there is a warm atmosphere that results from strong and ambitious stylistic choices such as the choice of noble materials. The association of the two main materials that are medal brass and Calacatta Caldia marble is a timeless signature that emphasizes the global coherence between spaces.
Inspired by the work of famous interior designers such as Pierre Chareau or Carlo Scarpa, Rodolphe Parente decided to study interior design and product design. A graduate from the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts of Dijon then the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg, Rodolphe Parente decided to reinforce his initial training in product design in the École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne.
Then Rodolphe collaborated for a few years with Ms Andrée Putman in Paris. He was in charge of main projects from the furniture with the Morgans chair for Emeco, a furniture collection for Poltrona Frau to the interior design with the refurbishment of the Morgans Hotel in New-York, the Bisazza stand in the Milano Fair and the Anne Fontaine store in New-York. Thereafter, he worked as artistic director for Malherbe Retail where he carried and took part to the questioning about new commercial identities for different brands such as Dior, Estée Lauder, Sephora.
Photo credits: Olivier Amsellem