Design Inspiration

Memorable Minimalism: Inspired by Joseph Dirand

For chic minimalism with a taste for history, Saatchi Art loves the simply elegant spaces conceived by Parisian architect and designer Joseph Dirand. Comfortably spare, Dirand’s rooms mix modern design with classical architectural details and luxe materials, creating sophisticated yet welcoming spaces.

Take a look at some of our favorite Dirand interiors and pick up a few tips on how to summon a sense of his style for your space. Start with a peek into his Paris living room.

Many designers using our free Art Advisory service are requesting artwork to compliment Joseph Dirand-style homes. In response, Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art’s Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Artcreated a new original art collection in celebration of his distinctive style.

m-herrington-sleepy-bells-minimal-painting-saatchi-art Organic abstract paintings offer striking focal points when featured in French minimal surroundings. View the sidebar or click on the link below to explore more of our Chief Curator’s original art selections for Dirand inspired interiors. (Image: Sleepy bells announcing her rising sun. Dawn weaving their thin voices into whiteness, by Saatchi Art artist Melissa Herrington)

Exquisite vintage finds, original art, and sculptural furnishings figure prominently in Dirand’s designs. Each carefully chosen element has an important role to play in establishing the feeling of the room.

Lustrous finishes and beautiful lighting add warmth to a spare retail space while highlighting the designs within, as seen in the flagship store Joseph Dirand created for Alexander Wang in Beijing.

Read more about Alexander Wang’s Flagship store in Beijing here. 

Verdant velvets bring a boost of color and texture to the classically elegant dining room at Monsieur Bleu. Reach for rich fabrics to add chic comfort to your minimal space.

Read more about Monsieur Bleu’s Dining Room at Palais de Tokyo here.

A muted French minimal bedroom provides a beautiful backdrop for original art photography and statement-making seating.

Using minimal color schemes draws attention to intriguing shapes within your interior. Here, traditionally-styled architectural features highlight an abstract contemporary painting by Cy Twombly.

Learn more about it here.

Searching for standout original artwork to complete a Parisian minimal interior? Visit Saatchi Art’s Art for Joseph Dirand Style Interiors collection to see our Chief Curator’s favorites today. Our professional Art Advisory team is also happy to help if you have something specific in mind.