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Christian Liaigre Furniture

Christian Liaigre (France, 1943–2020)

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 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 Nuage Side Table Low (size 1)
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Carrara Marble

Bomarzo Bronze side table by Eric Schmitt for Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre, Eric Schmitt
Located in Vancouver, BC
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1990s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Bronze

Christian Liaigre Spartane Chair in Walnut Macao w/ High Gloss Red Chili Leather
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Vancouver, BC
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Early 2000s French Neoclassical Revival Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Walnut

Liaigre Coffee Table or Library Book
By Christian Liaigre
Located in New York, NY
Liaigre: 12 Projects, an iconic coffee table or library book, 2014, Paris, France. Christian Liaigre was a legendary French interior and furniture designer known for his iconic '90s ...
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2010s French Minimalist Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Paper

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

Contemporary Leather Coffee Table by Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre
Located in New Orleans, LA
Vintage contemporary coffee table 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

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Leather

Christian Liaigre Barbuda Lounge Chair
By HOLLY HUNT, Christian Liaigre
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sculptural "Barbuda" model lounge chair, designed by Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt, American, circa 1990s. This chair is currently being reupholstered and can be completed in your...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

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

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Bronze

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

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Leather

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 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

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

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Chrome

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Christian Liaigre Nuage Side Table Low (size 1)
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Located in Vancouver, BC
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Bomarzo Bronze side table by Eric Schmitt for Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre, Eric Schmitt
Located in Vancouver, BC
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1990s French Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Christian Liaigre Spartane Chair in Walnut Macao w/ High Gloss Red Chili Leather
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Vancouver, BC
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Early 2000s French Neoclassical Revival Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Piet Boon Klink side table in Dark Bronze
By Piet Boon
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Dutch Organic Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Bronze

Ionik Chroma Stool - OEUFFICE Kapital Collection
By Oeuffice
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Italian Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Marble

Tuskan Chroma Stool - OEUFFICE Kapital Collection
By Oeuffice
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Italian Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Gebruder Thonet Vienna Caryllon Dining Table
By Cristina Celestino
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Austrian Christian Liaigre Furniture

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New Tendency Masa Table with Iridescent Glass Top & Brass Base
Located in Vancouver, BC
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Brass

Biagio Table Light by Tobia Scarpa for FLOS
By Flos, Tobia Scarpa
Located in Vancouver, BC
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1960s European Vintage Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Carrara Marble

Aldo Bakker Console Table in Mocca Lacquer for Karakter
By Aldo Bakker
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Danish Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Lacquer

Lighthouse Table Light, Venini Talpa Grey Shade with Matte Carrara Marble Base
By Established & Sons, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Located in Vancouver, BC
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21st Century and Contemporary English Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Carrara Marble

Glas Italia Prism Partition
By Tokujin Yoshioka, Glas Italia
Located in Vancouver, BC
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2010s Italian Minimalist Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Mirror

Previously Available Items
Christian Liaigre Augustin Sofa
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Dallas, TX
Sofa is 10' long, beautiful hi-quality cut velvet. Includes five extra throw pillows. Please see images.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

  • Christian Liaigre Augustin Sofa
  • Christian Liaigre Augustin Sofa
  • Christian Liaigre Augustin Sofa
  • Christian Liaigre Augustin Sofa
H 25 in. W 120 in. D 44.5 in.
Pirogue Bench by Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre
Located in North Miami, FL
Pirogue bench is designed by Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt, France, circa 1999s.
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Late 20th Century French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

Materials

Oak

  • Pirogue Bench by Christian Liaigre
  • Pirogue Bench by Christian Liaigre
  • Pirogue Bench by Christian Liaigre
  • Pirogue Bench by Christian Liaigre
H 14.5 in. W 70 in. L 14.5 in.
Christian Liaigre Pair of Swing Arm Sconces
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Water Mill, NY
Pr. of Christian Liaigre matte nickel swing arm sconces with Shades..D24 with shade...H10 with shade.
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20th Century American Christian Liaigre Furniture

Christian Liaigre "Cigale" Side Table
By Christian Liaigre
Located in East Hampton, NY
This is a lovely and well preserved round top lacquered side table by Christian Liaigre. It is a rich deep brown. Metal tag to the underside.
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1980s American Vintage Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Wood

Armchair Barbuda Christian Liaigre
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Firenze, IT
original white leather , iroko base
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Late 20th Century French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

  • Armchair Barbuda Christian Liaigre
  • Armchair Barbuda Christian Liaigre
  • Armchair Barbuda Christian Liaigre
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H 41.74 in. W 29.53 in. D 28.75 in.
Suberb Custom Christian Liaigre 6-Drawer Oscuro Cabinet
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Spectacularly refined black lacquered wood modern dresser on brush dark brown oak pedestal base with cinnabar edging, by renowned luxury furniture designer Christian Liaigre for Holl...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Wood, Oak

Christian Liaigre Galion Console for Holly Hunt, 20th Century
By Christian Liaigre, HOLLY HUNT
Located in Hamburg, PA
A stunning Christian Liaigre console for Holly Hunt, 20th century. This console table is finished in an espresso stained oak and lacquered wood. The table is structurally sound and i...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Wood, Oak

Christian Liaigre Hector Armchair in Leather
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful desk or side chair by Christian Liaigre in leather, lush lacquer finish.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Leather, Wood

Christian Liaigre Ocean Sectional Sofa
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful lightly used "Ocean" sectional sofa by Christian Liaigre. Fabric is a high quality linen with silk back cushions. On an ebony oak wood base. Very easy to change the seat ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Upholstery, Wood

  • Christian Liaigre Ocean Sectional Sofa
  • Christian Liaigre Ocean Sectional Sofa
  • Christian Liaigre Ocean Sectional Sofa
  • Christian Liaigre Ocean Sectional Sofa
H 30.5 in. W 120 in. D 110 in.
Pair of Christian Liaigre Mystere Side Tables
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Hamburg, PA
A beautiful pair of Christian Liaigre Mystere side tables done in expresso stained oak. With mystere drawer openings. No handles, press top drawer in and bottom drawer will open, cir...
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Early 2000s French Mid-Century Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Oak

Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt Courier Dining Table
By Christian Liaigre
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Chic Christian Liaigre for Holly Hunt modern courier farm or harvest dining table. Features an ebonized walnut finish and massive x form legs. Lovely profile with excellent joinery a...
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20th Century Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Walnut

Christian Liaigre at Holly Hunt Custom Modern Bedside Chests, Pair
By HOLLY HUNT, Christian Liaigre
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional pair of two-drawer custom modern "Renard" bedside tables By Christian Liaigre at Holly Hunt USA, early 21st century Stained oak and solid brass legs and hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Christian Liaigre Furniture

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Brass

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