Katia Le Vaillant, partner and creator of the interior design firm LK is celebrating its tenth anniversary with gusto. Indeed, the agency has just released its first furniture collection. And what a collection!
Above: Pierre-Alexis Gilbert, interior designer – Agence LK Le Vaillant Katia. On the right: decoration of a Parisian triplex, signed by the LK agency.
LK Katia Le Vaillant is a discreet figure of the high French decoration. The house LK operates worldwide in both residential and luxury hotels.
Since 2018, in collaboration with her husband interior designer Pierre-Alexis Gilbert, Katia Le Vaillant has been creating exceptional furniture. It was an immediate success. So, in September 2019, Katia Le Vaillant presented her first furniture collection at Maison & Objet. Pierre-Alexis Gilbert and Katia Le Vaillant are adaptable to any situation. Meeting with an owner, a place, family life, light and environment are their sources of inspiration.
“The interior designer must have a global vision of his work,” says Pierre-Alexis. “Our goal is an architecture where all the elements interact in a natural way. It is almost a religious act, a work on the soul.” In the LK agency’s first collection Le Vaillant Katia reflects this contemplative approach which draws its inspiration from the minimalist architecture of John Pawson. As well as in the interiors of Christian Liaigre, with whom Pierre-Alexis Gilbert collaborated for 17 years.
A cabinetmaker and designer by training, Pierre-Alexis Gilbert, an alumnus of Beaux Arts et des Arts Décoratifs, explains his career path: “In my furniture, I look for the accuracy and insight of the work of Droog Design. But also, the depth of the works of Tàpies, Giacometti and Dali. I began my career working for Christophe Pillet and then Jean-Marie Massaud. It was a school of the right proportion.” In terms of materials, simplicity and authenticity dominate. They are enhanced by French manufacturing, a guarantee of quality.
The collection presented on the LK website is not exhaustive. Do not hesitate to contact them to find out more! Finally, l’agence LK Le Vaillant Katia plans to show its collection in Paris very soon. There is no doubt that LK will quickly make a place for itself in the small world of Parisian crafts and decoration.
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