Interior designer, gallery owner, collector, antique Dealer, designer… Chahan Minassian applies his sharp, refined eye to each of his activities to get only the best. Thanks to his signature style, he is today considered as one of the most notable Parisian designers,
Of Armenian origin, born in the Lebanon, he arrived in France in 1976, while maintaining an international lifestyle. After seven years as the European creative director for Ralph Lauren, he founded Chahan Interior Design in 1993. The success was immediate and he multiplied his projects worldwide: residences, showrooms, commercial spaces and executive offices.
With his much personalised style and passion for sophisticated materials and precious fabrics he rapidly made a name for himself as the designer to have. He has decorated many luxury private residences with warm, opulent and voluptuous materials.
His clients have total confidence in him and readily ask him to transform their private jets and yachts into functional gems. At the world superyacht awards, he received the “Best Motor Yacht of the Year” awards for “My Faith” (a 96.55-metre long super yacht, and also for “Best Displacement Motor Yacht 2000 gt and Above
A few years later the artist completed his work at the Hôtel de Crillon:
the bar “les Ambassadeurs”, the winter gardens, the gourmet “T’Écrin”
restaurant, the wine cellar, spa, pool, the Bernstein and Louis XV suites and the three Ateliers d’artistes suites.
For the recent inauguration of the Pavyllon fine-dine restaurant at the Pavillon Ledoyen, the multi-starred chef Yannick Alléno brought in Chahan Minassian to make it into something totally exclusive.
The two men had the same goal: make the dining experience at the Pavyllon an unforgettable one.
To welcome guests to a place with a meaning, where every detail is important, to offer them total comfort while awakening their senses.
Chahan Minassian thought up a superb patinated bronze wooden counter whose lines continue into the coloured mirrors. The counter literally embraces the kitchens where the delicacies are prepared.
The setting is completed with the geometrical positioning of enamelled earthenware tiles punctuated by small smoked mirrors reflecting the gardens
This subtle reflection of the surrounding nature is emphasised by the velvet and suede fabric of the chairs and the oak panelling on the walls. The challenge was taken up by the artist and the results were unanimously praised by the critics