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Christian Liaigre Furniture

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In his illustrious career, the French designer Christian Liaigre (1943–2020) created furniture and private interiors with a minimalist and restrained sensibility that would become his trademark, but never at the cost of luxury. When he began designing furniture in the 1980s, Liaigre’s clean lines and no-frills approach caused a stir and was considered unusual for the era. But what Liaigre knew best was creating elegant, exquisite designs that would stand the test of time.

Liaigre studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He initially began as a furniture designer, opening his studio in 1985 before he would move toward interiors. His bold, timeless pieces were made in France using luxurious materials such as marble and cashmere in a soothing palette of neutral tones that look fresh to this day. Later, Liaigre began to design private interiors — from homes of influential figures like Calvin Klein and Karl Lagerfeld to holiday homes, offices and the cabins of private yachts. He designed the interiors of the Art Deco–era Hotel Montalembert in Paris and became known in the United States for his design of the Mercer Hotel in New York City, which opened in 1997. Soon afterward, he found himself working for hotelier Ian Schrager.

To each of his interior design projects Liaigre brought his minimalist touch, which was born from his ability to distill a broad range of inspirations — from Brancusi sculptures and African art to Art Deco furniture — into simple, balanced forms. The modest beauty of his popular Nagato stool, a small and sculptural piece of seating designed in oak in 1986, represents this vision clearly and points to some more of Liaigre’s influences: the stillness found in Donald Judd’s minimalist art and many aspects of Japanese culture.

Liaigre, who earned comparisons to celebrated French designers Jean-Michel Frank and Jean Royère, was also known for his visionary use of natural and unconventional materials and is considered to be one of the first to use wenge, an African hardwood, in combination with traditional timber such as oak in his furnishings. Liaigre’s creative foresight has ensured that today he is one of the most influential and widely imitated designers of the 20th century.

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Christian Liagre Exotic Wood Shelter Armchairs, Art Deco Style Pair
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Miami, FL
Christian Liagre exotic wood shelter armchairs, Art Deco Style Pair Offered for sale is an exquisite pair of Christian Liagre Art Deco Style "Shelter" armchairs with high gloss exot...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Copper

Christian Liaigre Spartane Chair in Walnut Macao w/ High Gloss Red Chili Leather
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Vancouver, BC
Solid wood chair in Walnut with shaped back posts. Exquisitely carved backrest with vibrant red upholstery seat, the Spartane chair is a unique example of one of France's living mast...
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Early 2000s French Neoclassical Revival Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Christian Liaigre Nuage Side Table Low (size 1)
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Vancouver, BC
The side table Nuage whose top is in marble and the structure in nickel-plated bronze, is born from the collabration between Sophie Lafont and Liaigre. These gentle curves contrast w...
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2010s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble

Christian Liaigre Round Ottoman for Holly Hunt, 1990s
By HOLLY HUNT, Christian Liaigre
Located in Hamburg, PA
A luxurious Christian Liaigre round ottoman, bench, or pouf for Holly Hunt. Upholstered in high-end grey leather on an ebonized oak base. The bench is in very good condition and stru...
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Late 20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Oak, Leather

Christian Liaigre Naja Coffee table
By Christian Liaigre, Eric Schmitt
Located in Vancouver, BC
Solid Bronze coffee table in a waxed Black Patina finish or Polished Bronze. Designed by Eric Schmitt for LIAIGRE. This piece is cast Bronze. The Black Patinaed version is finished ...
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2010s French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Luxurious Modern Long Courrier Ebonized Oak Christian Liaigre Dining Table
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Showstopper ebonized oak Long Courrier table by Christian Liaigre. Ebonized oak top featuring unique curved edges, boasting striking wood veins on a trestle X-leg frame base. Ret...
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Early 2000s American Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Oak

Christian Liaigre Patinated Bronze Side Table
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Stamford, CT
A Christian Liaigre (1943-2020) patinated bronze side table; marked, circa 2001.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Bronze

Christian Liaigre Long Courier Dining Table 2000's 'Signed'
By Christian Liaigre, HOLLY HUNT
Located in New York, NY
Long Courier dining table in dark oak with X base by Christian Liaigre and sold through Holly Hunt, American 2000's (label on the bottom reads “CHRISTIAN LIAIGRE AT HOLLY HUNT”). Thi...
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Early 2000s North American Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Oak

Christian Liaigre Nuage Side Table Tall (size 2)
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Vancouver, BC
The side table Nuage whose top is in marble and the structure in nickel-plated bronze, is born from the collabration between Sophie Lafont and Liaigre. These gentle curves contrast w...
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2010s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble

Christian Liaigre Coffee Tables in Mahogany
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Antwerp, BE
Christian Liaigre, coffee table, rosewood, France, 1999 Christian Liaigre was a French interior designer and architect. Born into a family from Vendée, Liaigre entered the École ...
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1990s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Mahogany

Christian Liaigre Macassar Ebony Bookcases/Room Divider, Pair
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Miami, FL
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Macassar, Ebony

Christian Liaigre Lamp
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Christian Liaigre lamp (1943 - 2020) Measures: H: 95 cm, W: 30 cm.
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Late 20th Century European Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Metal

Contemporary Leather Bed Platform by Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre
Located in New Orleans, LA
Vintage contemporary mattress platform in leather by Christian Liaigre with clean lines and timeless look. Wear consistent with age and use.   
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20th Century European Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Leather

JMF Style Two-Door Wenge Wood Cabinet
By Christian Liaigre
Located in East Hampton, NY
A Jean-Michel Frank re-edition by Christian Liaigre. This two-door cabinet with Wenge exterior and maple interior shelving features chrome accents stud trim. Gabonite by Christian Li...
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1980s French Vintage Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Chrome

Christian Liaigre Center Table
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Christian Liaigre center table, France, late 20th century.
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Late 20th Century French Other Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Wood

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Christian Liaigre Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

The Christian Liaigre Furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Christian Liaigre Furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 6 vintage versions of these items, while there are 4 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Christian Liaigre's original furniture was created in modern style in Europe during the 21st century and Contemporary. Many customers also consider furniture by Garouste and Bonetti, Xavier Pauchard and Eileen Gray if you’re looking for additional options. Prices for Christian Liaigre furniture may differ depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $2,827 and tops out at $39,085, while pieces like these can sell for $12,500 on average.

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