Featured on the ELLE Decor and AD 100 lists of the world’s preeminent talents in architecture and interior design, Jean-Louis Deniot has long been in the business of creating atmospheres. His décors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Jean-Louis Deniot plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to purity of style, rather letting his academic training translate into a vocabulary that is both informal and bold. If he does contemporary, it is always with a weighty dose of history and references infused into it to produce a timeless yet timely scenario.
As a kid Jean-Louis Deniot have attended the Ecole Camondo as it is one of the most prestigious schools in the business. There he studied contemporary styles and concepts which enabled him to develop his analytic capacities and creative mind, but he rapidly felt that the program was too limiting. That is the reason why he started to work at the age of 21, managing renovations and undertaking apartment restorations. He was also passionate about art history and architecture, which led him, upon graduating, to open his own agency. The school provided him with solid credibility because of its untarnished reputation and his own work gave him the confidence he needed.
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A great enthusiast of iconic designs, his decors feature no shortage of arresting materials and textures tempered with subtle color palettes, muted tones and impeccable lighting. At the crossroads between classical terminology and contemporary aesthetics, Jean-Louis Deniot’s interiors are serene, elegant and dramatic as awash with nods to other time periods, yet never typical or literal.
Jean-Louis Deniot has also earned recognition for the furniture and lighting collections in collaboration with Jean de Merry, George Smith, Collection Pierre, Pouenat, Bronze d’Art Français and more recently Marc de Berny with the Sparkx Collection. All his bespoke lines are designed in the continuity and respect of each brand’s personality and style yet replete with foward-thinkingness and savory twists.
Inspirational quotes by Jean-Louis Deniot
“I always want to get as far as possible from the white box. My interiors are about atmosphere, character, texture, and a sense of harmony.”
“Listen to yourself, to choose what feels right. Whatever seems logical to you, follow your instinct and learn from those who’ve had great careers.”