Since 2002, when Tristan Auer opened his own creation studio, the interior designer has worked on many prestigious projects; residential do-overs and Luxury hotels around the world such as Hotel Bath House and more recently Hotel Crillon in Paris. In 2012, he created the Cartier corner for the Paris Biennale, a refined and sumptuous green shrine.
1/ Can you introduce yourself?
To describe what I do I like to use the French word “ensemblier”, in the tradition of 1920s interior designers like Arbus, Dupré Lafon.
2/ How do you define design?
The design is what characterizes the shape of an object. Objects do not interest me, I focus on the best way to live a space.
3/ Must design necessarily be functional?
Cultural, sociological, emotional, sensory and functional aspects define the way one lives in a space for interior design maniacs like me.
4/ What do you dream of designing?
5/ Your next project?
I will present a piece at the AD Interiors exhibition at the Art Déco Museum in Paris in September. It is a dressing for a dandy; it looks like an artist’s dressing room, where one gets ready before facing society like an artist faces the stage.