What happens when Parisian chic meets Alpine chalet style? The joint venture between Eham and French architecture and design legend Rodolphe Parente thrives on its contrasts. Juxtapositions of Versailles chandeliers and modern artwork, antiques and sculptures, vibrant surfaces and various materials — are eclectic, bold, and carefully thought out down to the last detail.
A complex display of surfaces and textures of this kind must be grounded by formative clarity — in this case the floor offers a good foundation in more than one sense. The long wooden floorboards in Old Grey create space in the room. The brass kitchen island is minimalist and monochrome. The marbled and intense wall cladding in travertine stone stands in stark contrast — its surface gleams dark grey to glossy silver.
Cool stone and warm wood — the interplay creates the tension. The long tabletop is made of solid walnut. Its growth rings and grain highlight the material’s liveliness rather than conceal it. It is supported by two elegant brass feet in a curved T-shape — raw and unpolished. Textures and accents — with a sharp eye for detail. For a living space that tells stories and reflects personality.
2020, reconstruction at lake Tegernsee
Interior Design: Rodolphe Parente
Photography: Sofie Latour