Famous for his Baroque creations, full of fantasy, and surrealism, Vincent Darré is a trendy designer with some of the best interior design projects we have ever seen.
The improbable mix of textures, colors, and patterns turns each project very dashing and surprising.
His inspiration first comes from Fashion where he has successively worked at Yves Saint Laurent, Montana, Prada, Fendi, Chloé, Moschino… a career that he leaves in 2008 to dedicate his artistic vein to the creation of furniture and decorative objects.
He begins by presenting a baptised Ossobucco collection consisting of chairs with back in vertebrates and tables with foots in the shape of a femur. Follow the Dalí water collection with octopus walls and hairdresser! There will be then the exquisite cadavres collection … Around the contemporary design where we want the elegant sobriety, Vincent Darré cultivates poetry, humor, festivity.
Darré brims with the nervous energy of a hummingbird, which likely fuels his prodigious creative output. In addition to designing furniture, he’s created a collection of textiles for the venerable French fabric house Pierre Frey, decorated trendy nightclubs like Le Baron in New York and designed residential interiors in Paris.
No matter the medium, Darré approaches his work with a unique blend of humor and poetry.
Darré casually mixes his own designs with flea-market finds; for example, he bought a couch at discount because a prince allegedly was assassinated on it. (He reupholstered it in fabric from his collection for Pierre Frey.)
Starting out in the world of fashion design, Darré didn’t enjoy such creative exuberance. He studied at the city’s prestigious Studio Berçot, but spent much of his time at the Palace nightclub. The Palace, which opened in 1978, was the Paris equivalent of Studio 54: Thierry Mugler designed the staff uniforms, Grace Jones performed ‘‘La Vie en Rose’’ on a pink Harley-Davidson one night, and the V.I.P. list included Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol and Roland Barthes. Most evenings, the underage Darré sneaked in with his fledgling fashion posse: the up-and-coming designers Azzedine Alaïa and Christian Louboutin and the French-Algerian model and muse Farida Khelfa. ‘‘They called us the nouvelle vague,’’ he recalls. Darré, who has described himself as ‘‘an anarchist of good taste,’’ was known for his impromptu costumes made from plastic and safety pins.