Natural materials: How to transform your interior into a chic cocoon

Chapter iv of the Lyon epic by Pierre Emmanuel martin and Stéphane Garotin, alias Maison Hand.In summary, no longer an assumed monochromy but a mixture of their fetish shades, black, white and khaki.A palette celebrating a return to authenticity.

After white, black and then grey in their previous apartments, Pierre Emmanuel Martinet and Stéphane Garotin, the duo from Maison Hand, are exploring a more nuanced range.”For several years now, we have been moving towards more raw, handcrafted places and objects in a wabi-sabi spirit,” explains Pierre Emmanuel Martin right away.It is precisely this atmosphere that they discover in this apartment that has been aged over time with “its irregular walls, its French ceilings, its beautiful fireplace and this large, very bright, open-plan living room with no facing walls”.Decorators appropriate the space in the blink of an eye, choosing to highlight the charm of imperfection rather than erase it.It is in this voluminous room in Saharan colours, with its four-metre high ceiling, that the kitchen finds its place.She invites herself into a part of the living room.On the other hand, bedroom, wardrobe and bathroom are united in darker colours, dominated by khaki: “This colour, a sort of fake black, matches the muted shades that we like,” says Pierre Emmanuel.There are no doors here, we slide from one room to another following the curvature of the walls.And because the projects follow one another and do not resemble one another, the professional life of the founders of Maison Hand takes a new turn.After the closure of their shops, run by the Tout-Lyon region, they have had an eventful year: the opening of the restaurant La Table last February and, more recently, of the Studio Maison Hand, a showroom apartment with their own collections of sofas, coffee tables and lighting fixtures.A new chapter to devour without moderation!

Every detail counts

The duo’s approach: taking care of each space.As proof, in the four corners of the living room, they have installed the “ISP Wall” sconce by Ilia Potemine (DCW editions), in the manner of the chandeliers of old houses.The “Taylor” chair.(Maison Hand Editions) is enthroned in this corner bathed in light, surrounded by a re-edition of the “Lampadaire droit” designed in 1953 by Serge Mouille and a duo of metal and wood sculptures on the floor and wall (Galerie du Désordre, Lyon).On the right, work composed of XL paper by Thomas Henriot.To soften the light, the windows are dressed with a “Simple d’abaca” blind.( Bisson Bruneel )


Art and matter

To counterbalance the high ceiling height (4 metres), the omnipresent wood creates a warm atmosphere.Montauk Sofa (Maison Hand Editions) covered with a mottled grey fabric (Bisson Bruneel), accompanied by Arne Jacobsen’s lamp “AJ”, 1960 (Louis Poulsen).On the buffet (Snowdrops Copenhagen), china lamp (Galerie du Désordre), ceramic bouquet (Bachelot & Caron) and photos by Felix Forest.Sheepskin rug ( Carine Boxy), coffee table ” Naga “.(Atmosphère d’Ailleurs) and ceramics from Ema Pradère.

Bonfires of joy

The kitchen in stained brushed pine with an old-fashioned gas cooker fits perfectly into the décor, as does the bio-ethanol fireplace (Les Cheminées de Changy).Above, an ancient work by a Japanese artist (Stardust Kana gallery).On the left, portable lamp “Cesta” by Miguel Milá ( Santa & Cole).Photo by Malick Sidibé.

A taste for the mismatched

The large table (Heerenhuis) is surrounded by chairs “C2” by Virginie Lobrot, chairs “Platner Armchair” by Warren Platner, 1966 (Knoll) and a wooden bench (Atmosphère d’Ailleurs).On the cement walls, painted with the shade “Sarrazin”…( Clay), hanging of various works by Christine Crozat, Eric Manigaud, Philippe Cognée, Julio Villani and Ghyslain Bertholon.Berber carpet (Hand House).

Ebony in major note

No loss of space with the extension of the kitchen in this corner.It is topped with a flamed Zimbabwean granite worktop, handles ( Emery & Cie).Taps (Bongio).On the wall, the wall light “In the Tube” by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost (DCW éditions) sheds light on a painting brought back from Shanghai.

Beauty case

Masculine, chic, functional, the bathroom, designed by Studio Maison Hand and painted in khaki (Clay), has a “Qualitime” piece of furniture.( Ethnicraft Bathroom) with a marble worktop, coiled in a wave of mosaic ( Casa Dolce Casa).Taps and mirror ( Bongio), basin ( Cielo).Products ( Aesop).

Passing through

The custom-made dressing room (Studio Maison Hand) in stained brushed pine takes up all the dedicated space.Wooden stool ( Atmosphère d’Ailleurs).Carpet (Massimo Copenhagen).

Carbonaceous Dreams

The matt painted brick wall extends the upholstered and studded headboard covered with fabric ( Dominique Kieffer by Rubelli).In the same tones, linen bed linen (Baralinge) and rabbit skin plaid (Maison Hand).As a bedside table, wooden stools (Atmosphère d’Ailleurs).