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    There is a feature in the new Taschen book "New Paris Interiors" on Rick and Michele's apartment, shot by Xavier Bejot. I scanned it delicately and pieced together the spreads so the scans aren't super quality, but you should get an idea of what it looks like (very lovely). The descriptions of the furniture (the range of furs and materials used, for instance) is amazing, and the shots of clothing (i.e. the row of Rick's beat-up trainers) tantalizing, at least for me. I'll transcribe the English captions for each spread:

    caption: "Fashion designer Rick Owens lives and works in a building on Place du Palais Bourbon, originally built as a present from Napoleon to one of his generals. In more recent times, it was also home to the Socialist Party headquarters. Today, his press office is located in the wonderfully elaborate rooms at the front. "I couldn't work in it," asserts Owens, "because it faces the Place and I'd get too distracted." Instead, he has his office at the back in a 1950s annex, which looks out on the gardens of the French Defense Ministry. On the second floor is the fur studio ? the domain of his partner, Michele Lamy, which he calls "Lamy Land". Together, they decided to rip out the former office fittings and leave much of the interior raw. "It would have been a daunting project to clean everything up," he explains, "and we're fine with it just as it is."


    left caption: (previous pages) Owens lives and works in a grand building on the Place du Palais Bourbon near the French national assembly. (right) A plywood and concrete daybed covered with fox fur stands in the press office. (below) Owens designed the plywood and steel table in the press showroom, as well as the chairs upholstered in beaver fur. The oil painting between the windows was created by the Solvenian collective Irwin. The photo on the right is by Rick Castro.

    right caption: (above) The ground-floor showroom in the 1950s annex with plywood and steel benches and tables. (right) The high-backed bench upholstered in felted cashmere is another of Owen's furniture creations. (following pages) This space on the ground floor in the annex is used as an extra office. The table and "Gallic" chairs are made form plywood. The bench on the right is upholstered in cashmere.



    caption: (above) A room on one of the upper floors serves as the library. The object on the right is a totem lamp made from resin and cashmere. (right and facing page) Several Owens-designed chairs in the master bathroom incorporate real antlers. The leather and goat fur boots are from his Autumn-Winter 07 "Exploder" collection. The vintage jacket is made from monkey fur. (following pages) All the furnishings in the ground-floor showroom were created by Owens. They include the plywood "Antler" chair, the bronze vases on the table and the pair of "Bubble" chairs upholstered in shearling on the right.




    left caption: (previous pages) Behind Owen's desk is a cardboard model for a mirrored wall, which he created for a store belonging to the French luxury company Revillon.

    right caption: (facing page and left) The vintage hoofed stool in the master bedroom was a gift from a friend. The throw on the bed is made form mink and the rugs from the fur of Chinese squirrels. (below) A space on the ground floor serves as the staff kitchen.


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    thanks for putting this up. this make me super jealous. what a dream studio/apt
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    Monkey fur jacket, that's insane.

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    the living room looking space on the left here looks awesome, love that theres a clothing rack there as well





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    Hanajibu- Thank you for the post and the translation, this is amazing.

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    Wow! Really stunning. Now, where's the dungeon? [66]






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    [quote user="justine"]

    Wow! Really stunning. Now, where's the dungeon? [66]



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    well seems they left the bathing area out too, which I would have loved to see. I think the shower is out in the open or something, completely exposed.


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    That is actually one of the showrooms.

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    I'm jealous too, that place is too dope. Thank you for posting! By the way, is this magazine readily available at most Book stores?
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    nice digs. though id settle for just the rack of ro.

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    [quote user="voltaire's anti-defamation league"]nice digs. though id settle for just the rack of ro.
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    At least walk away with a lion fur rug, you owe yourself that much. ;)





    I forgot to say that the materials used on his furniture is just mind blowing. I don't know whether to feel bad or be truly amazed....

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    thanks for posting





    it feels kubrickian mixed with hints of Dune...i think i'd enjoy living/working in a space like that.


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    [quote user="cro426"]That is actually one of the showrooms.[/quote]



    I
    believe he lives above his Palais Royal store, so the store is the
    ground floor and the apartment takes up the few floors above it?


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    No it's not a maisonette he's living in: lives in the old Socialist Headquarters near Rue de L'Université if I'm not mistaken.

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    [quote user="Casius"]I'm jealous too, that place is too dope. Thank you for posting! By the way, is this magazine readily available at most Book stores?[/quote]

    it's a big Taschen book, but I think you could find it at any fine art bookstore. my boss picked it up on holiday in New Mexico so I know it is around...

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    thanks hanajibu!

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    [quote user="Purity"]Monkey fur jacket, that's insane.[/quote]



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    cool. thanks, hanajibu.
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    Dothey have a guest room for Gareth Pugh?[66]

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    [quote user="Kodak"]Dothey have a guest room for Gareth Pugh?[66][/quote]



    a guest dungeon

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