After a stint at the Camondo school, Jordane Arrivetz studied with some of the great names in design: the iconic India Mahdavi and the innovative Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance. This was followed by several years at the iconic Louis Vuitton designing boutiques as well as a period as artistic director of the Costes design office.
Reminded of her desire for independence, the architect founded her own studio l’agence notoire in 2017 with the ambition of bringing brand DNA, spaces and furniture into dialogue.
Since then, her inspirations and creations have been invading the contemporary design landscape. Hotel Nuage in the heart of Paris, Chalet de Pierres on the peaks of Courchevel, Jean-François Piège’s gourmet restaurant in Gordes… The designer brilliantly makes the soul of the places she is in charge of speak for itself.
What day & time is it?
« Sunday 3pm. I pretend to work while my kids pretend to take a nap. »
Your mood of the day?
« Studious. »
What project are you most busy with lately?
« There are many! A hotel in Saint-Tropez, a hotel in Burgundy, a castle in Colmar, a club in Paris… »
What inspires you to start a project?
« The history of the place and its environment are the primary sources of inspiration for a project. »
A fetish material?
« I use classic materials, sure values such as leather, wood, stone – but above all I like to play on rhythm and texture!
For So’ Paris, we are making quilted leather walls, inspired by the Sandra sofa designed by Annie Hieronimus for Cinna. »
What shaped your taste?
« As a child, I used to wander between my father’s architectural firm and my grandfather’s contemporary furniture store… This forged my tastes and inspirations! I was well educated from a very young age.
Traveling also allowed me to see many different things, to confront different styles and to have a very open mind, in general. »
Form, fonction or fantasy ?
Vôtre gamme de couleur ?
« I work a lot with white, cream because it is the best canvas to highlight objects and materials, textures… »
Your last favorite ?
« The book La Papeterie Tsubaki by Ogawa Ito, a literary, graphic, gustatory, vegetable journey… »
THREE PIECES TO FIND ON LEBONCOIN ?
« Gino Sarfatti’s 600P table lamp for Arteluce, Michael Graves’ 9093 kettle for Alessi and Warren Platner’s chair edited by Knoll. »
Artists who influence you?
3 inspiring Instagram accounts?
« I admire those people who manage to be bold while still being very accurate. »
The cultural place you could go back to every week?
The architect who would build your dream home?
« I would ask Luis Laplace, a villa on the Mexican coast…in reference to his lavish Casa Luz project. »
A film set ?
« The settings in the film Dune made a big impression on me. There are tensions between historical and contemporary, monumental and fancy, familiar and intriguing. I’m very interested in contrasts! »