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Serge Castella

Serge Castella makes his own cinema. He invents interior stories, creates atmospheres and develops objects and furniture for sumptuous private residences in France, Spain and Russia.

 

Trained in fashion, the Perpignan interior decorator is also a regular visitor to antique markets and 20th century design. In his projects we always find old pieces and antiques mixed with some of his contemporary creations.

 

From the immaculate white walls of the Costa Brava to Picasso’s ceramics and Jean-Luc Godard-like settings, Serge Castella brings together objects, trends and eras in a style that is always sunny, Mediterranean and deeply cinematographic. Meeting.

Serge Castella © Manolo Yllera

What day is it? What do you do at this time of the week? 

 

« Friday morning, today I’m in the studio patio and it’s a beautifully sunny day. »

 

 

What are your current creative desires? 

 

« Take time to make my new home. »

Serge Castella © Eugeni Pons

Your madeleine de Proust? 

 

« The Costa Brava in the seventies in summer. »

Serge Castella © Eugeni Pons

What project are you most busy with at the moment?

 

« A famous club full of bars and restaurants within Moscow. »

 

 

What are the inspirations related to this project? 

 

« The great forests of Russia, the white wood, the grey sky… and the small, colourful Russian country houses called Dachas. »

Datchas Russes
Datchas Russes
Datchas Russes
Serge Castella © Photo - Manolo Yllera

A recently used material?

 

« Birch bark. »

What has shaped your taste?

Serge Castella © Eugeni Pons
© Serge Castella

« Growing up as a child on the Mediterranean coast. »

Serge Castella © AD Spain
Serge Castella © Milk Magazine
Serge Castella © Milk Magazine

Form, function or fantasy? 

 

« Probably all three. »

Serge Castella © Yves Duronsoy

A colour range that follows you? 

 

« I love brown… all white and beige. »

© Serge Castella
© Serge Castella

Your colormatch of the moment? 

 

« Brown, white and orange. »

Serge Castella © Manolo Yllera

Your last three artistic favourites? 

 

« GES-2 in Moscow by architect Renzo Piano, the film The Power of The Dog by Jane Campion and the rediscovery of the work of ceramicist Mithé Espelt. »

The Power of The Dog by Jane Campion
GES-2 Moscow
GES-2 à Moscou
© Charles Tassin

The next design piece you would like to buy? 

 

« A console by Charles Tassin published by his gallery May. »

Three iconic design pieces ? 

 

« The Hand chair by surrealist artist Pedro Friedeberg, the capsule stool by French furniture designer Hervé Van Der Straeten and the Inca console by Italian designer Angelo Mangiarotti. »

Hand chair - Pedro Friedeberg
Console Inca Angelo Mangiarotti
Hand chair - Pedro Friedeberg
Console Inca Angelo Mangiarotti

Three artists who have influenced you? 

 

« The decorator Jean Michel Frank, the painter and sculptor Pierre Székely and Salvador Dali. »

"Jean-Michel Frank" exhibition at the Pierre Bergé Foundation - YSL © Luc Castel
"Jean-Michel Frank" exhibition at the Pierre Bergé Foundation - YSL © Luc Castel
Salvador Dali
Pierre Székely

3 inspiring Instagram accounts? 

An address that made an impression on you? 

 

« The National Museum in Doha, Qatar by Jean Nouvel. »

National Museum of Qatar

A place to return to each week? 

 

« The Villa Kérylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer in the Mediterranean. »

The architect who would build your dream house?

 

« The Catalan architectural collective RCR ARCHITECTS. »

© RCR ARCHITECTS

A place to discover?

Emma Stone for Louis Vuitton's "Coeur Battant" campaign at Villa Malaparte
© Louis Vuitton

« The Villa Malaparte on a cliff by the sea in Capri. »

© Louis Vuitton
Villa Malaparte
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