When the flow of the apartment was structured to his liking, Mathieu intended the spaces to be uncomplicated. “I needed white partitions and a tranquil setting,” he explains. As a senior director at White Dice art gallery, Mathieu travels generally and required to come house to some thing “visually peaceful.” While he admits they did introduce some Parisian flair to the space: “It was a bit of a sacrilege, but we set in the picket herringbone French ground. It reminded us of Paris and we preferred to bring a bit of Paris with us.”

In the guest bed room, a wall sconce by Gino Sarfatti and artwork by Sol LeWitt hang previously mentioned a desk by Maurice Pré. The 1960s Italian flooring lamp is by Arredoluce.

A get the job done by Nikolas Gambaroff and ebook cradle by Carl Auböck are perched atop a nightstand by Rick Owens. 

When it came to furnishing the rooms, Mathieu targeted on traditional parts. “I started out my profession in design and style from the 1950s and I like the économie de moyens [economy of means] and the simplicity of that period,” he claims, referring to the works of legendary designers these kinds of as Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. “Purpose should usually arrive to start with and if it is well imagined out, style and design will follow. This way, you will often end up with beautiful furnishings.” The condominium plainly demonstrates Mathieu’s way of thinking: sparse, still rich with timeless items and a hugely personalized artwork assortment.

Mathieu has 3 stools by Charlotte Perriand all over the house, each in a unique wood. In the major toilet, just one is used to warm up the marble-clad area. 

White Cube not too long ago opened a attractive showroom in Paris, so Mathieu will return to his hometown far more normally. “I want the space to live beyond the standard gallery product,” he clarifies of the new venture. “I want the artists to use it like a White Dice embassy in Paris and have their pals over, entertain curators and collectors.” From a look within his have condominium, it is apparent Mathieu can simply craft a clean up nonetheless snug area, excellent for exhibiting artwork.

A 1930s Belgian pendant hangs previously mentioned a Marco Zanuso armchair and plywood dice, which is a tribute to Le Corbusier by designer Rick Owens. It it topped by a drawing by Thomas Houseago, Japanese ceramics, and a minor sculpture by Carl André from the 1980s. The portray higher than the sofa is by Jannis Kounellis and a sculpture by Virginia Overton is displayed on the bookcase. 

⚒ Do It Yourself

Paint it white Just take a cue from the art insider and preserve partitions thoroughly clean and uncomplicated when hanging functions. Mathieu needed a visually “quiet” house and backdrop for his art collection.

Never disregard the corners Smaller artworks and sconces can be put shut to the wall’s edge to draw the eye to otherwise ignored corners. 

Lean your art Artwork does not have to be correctly hung on the partitions. Location functions on the flooring, mantel, or even atop a pile of publications, and let it casually lean versus the wall.

Pierre Jeanneret chairs encompass the eating home table. 

The guest toilet is embellished with a portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat by Andy Warhol and performs by André Breton, Picabia, and Mona Hatoum.

Veerle Evens

🛍 Store It Out

Akari 1A table lamp by Isamu Noguchi, $175, shop.noguchi.org

Flatiron patinated brass-and-cane bookends by Carl Auböck, $636, 1stdibs.com

Siluro lamp by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce, price upon ask for, incollect.com

Moroccan akhnif rug, $275, etsy.com

The rooftop terrace gives magnificent views of London…

…and a tiny perch for herbs and plants.

Mathieu sits in the dwelling room surrounded by much more art. The ceramics on the mantel are by Georges Jouve and Alev Siesbye, and the small painting is by André Derain from the 1930s. The framed function at the rear of Mathieu is by Cy Twombly from 1975.