Goodmoods

The mood of

Batiik studio

The Divine Bar on rue d’Hauteville, Amelie Maison d’art, the mini Hôtel Montparnasse…. The Batiik studio, founded by Rebecca Benichou, is on all fronts but always with a very personal style: colorful and joyful, refined and harmonious.

 

Through a permanent dialogue between disciplines, the studio adopts a singular approach seeking a balance between aesthetics and rationality. The “Ambroise Collection”, the new project of gallery owner Amélie du Chalard – two collectors’ houses for rent in Paris where everything is for sale – is the latest demonstration. An exercise in style.

At Rebecca's © Giaime Meloni

What day & time is it?

“Friday, 10:19 a.m.”

What do you usually do at this time of the week?

 

“I’m working! Either I’m in a site meeting or I’m in the office (even if my office is at home at the moment).”

Rebecca Benichou

What is the genesis of your latest project “Ambroise Collection”?

Ambroise © BCDF studio
Ambroise © BCDF studio

“For these flats / galleries, it was necessary to imagine singular spaces that could reveal the works of art and let them live. We composed with white walls, natural elements: walnut, concrete and terracotta. Nothing artificial but raw materials to get to the essential. We freed up the walls to make room for the works and instead designed the floor and the objects.”

Ambroise © BCDF studio
Ambroise © BCDF studioCollection © BCDF studioCollection
Ambroise © BCDF studio

The color palette chosen for “Ambroise”?

 

“Impossible to use dark or garish colors, the shades are soft to fade in front of the creations.”

Ambroise © BCDF studio

“What elements have you designed to furnish the space?”

Ambroise © BCDF studio
Ambroise © BCDF studio

“We designed the headboards, the central island and the living room table with the help of the artist Yasmin Bawa to imagine his feet, quite a project!”

Ambroise © BCDF studio

Which project are you currently working on? 

 

“Feeling good at home.”

Chez Rebecca © Giaime Meloni

Your wishes for the next few months?

 

“We want to make people dream, to take them out of normalcy, out of déjà vu, to take a little more risk. Here, we have just finished a project for an apart-hotel “Numeros Paris” with more colors, unexpected mixes of materials. We are experimenting with things.”

Numeros Paris
Numeros Paris
Numeros Paris

What kind of projects are you particularly enthusiastic about?

 

“All of them! I like the idea of being able to juggle between projects, not being stuck in one place, going from a private flat to a restaurant. Afterwards, hotel or restaurant projects give us more freedom, we can take more risks.”

Chez Divine - Bar à Coktail - Paris © Giaime Meloni
Chez Amélie, l’Atelier - Paris - Batiik Studio © Giaime Meloni
Mini Hôtel rue Alésia - Batiik Studio © Giaime Meloni
Mini Hotel rue Bargue, par Batiik Studio © Giaime Meloni

A material you have recently used?

 

“Concrete is our new obsession.”

Ambroise Collection © BCDF studio

What do you think influenced and shaped your taste?

 

“Meetings and travels. I went to Mexico last year and Luis Barragán’s architecture made a particular impression on me.”

Luis Barragán

The color that has always followed you?

 

“Pink, pink again, pink always.”

Your latest artistic favorites?

 

“The exopsition Junya Ishigami, Freeing Architecture at the Cartier Foundation.”

Your next design purchase? 

 

“The Togo Sofa designed by Michel Ducaroy for Ligne Roset, I know it’s ordinary, but it’s so comfortable!”

Togo Sofa

2 iconic design pieces ? 

 

“The Ultrafragola Mirror by Ettore Sottsass for Poltronova and the Snoopy lamp by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni Flos.”

Snoopy lamp
Ultrafragola mirror

The 3 interior designers who influence you?

Dimore Studio
Muller Van Severen

“I would say Muller Van Severen, Sabine Marcelis and Dimore Studio.

Sabine Marcelis

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The last address you would like to discover?

 

“La Grenouillère in Montreuil-sur-Mer, it’s not recent but it’s really tempting!”

La Grenouillère à Montreuil-sur-Mer
La Grenouillère à Montreuil-sur-Mer

The cultural place you could return to every week?

 

“The Brancusi workshop, next to the Centre Pompidou, that I recently discovered.”

The Brancusi workshop

A fetish artistic movement? 

 

“I would say the Viennese Secession and its Art Nouveau influences, for the poetic, offbeat and fantastical side of this movement. I particularly like Klimt’s work.”

A film set that made an impression on you?

 

“Wes Anderson’s films, including ‘Aquatic Life’ and ‘Darjeeling Limited’.”

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Moonrise Kingdom
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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