There is a potential in every space. It is waiting to be discovered or rediscovered. Understanding a room or a building and to maximise its advantages, to restore the functionality and beauty which sometimes gets lost over the years, and to tailor the design to the needs of those who live or work in these walls - is a truly joyful process for us. It is the raison d’être of the interior designer and the way we have approached our projects on country estates, city apartments, offices, retail venues and boutique hotels.
LE 25 BIS
Situated on the world-famous Avenue de Champagne in Epernay our concept honours both past and present, preserving many of the period elements of the 18th Century townhouse and mixing original French antiques and luxury brands with contemporary Scandinavian furniture. The intimate but grand interior spaces lead out onto a terrace and garden where guests are served breakfast in the morning and drink champagne in the afternoon. The design is positioned to appeal to both local visitors as well as international travellers.
CHAMPAGNE SHOP - HOUSE OF LECLERC BRIANT
The shop at the front of Le 25Bis hotel which operates as a retail and showroom space for the House of Leclerc Briant has been formed from the old kitchens of the original house. Three Gino Sarfatti chandeliers hang over a long central counter covered with just two solid Carrara marble slabs. Its two combined heights are used for display and for tasting in the rear area of the shop. The Ercol stools lined up alongside the counter match the large dark oak display unit running the length of the room which presents the range of the Leclerc Briant champagne vintages on a ziggurat. Carl Hansen & Søn wishbone chairs in natural walnut surround individual tasting tables made entirely from solid black Marquina marble by Marsotto Edizioni in Tuscany. Tall French windows in the shop now open towards the large planted terrace which we created along the garden facade. Here customers are invited to enjoy the champagne in the afternoon sunshine.
ROYAL CHAMPAGNE HOTEL - PROJECT MANAGEMENT
The newly-refurbished Royal Champagne Hotel overlooks the UNESCO World Heritage listed vineyards of France’s Champagne region. The 49 room Michelin starred luxury hotel and SPA comprises a modernist wing and a restored 19th-century Coach Inn. Ramsey Krause were commissioned in an assistant role to the owner and to facilitate communication between the client and the core third party teams (general contractor, landscape architect, art consultants and FF&E procurement agency) as well as the lead designer Sybille de Margerie in helping to realize the project prior to its opening in summer 2018.