Bismut & Bismut, French architects and brothers Daniel and Michel Bismut have been working together since 1987, injecting passion into commercial and residential projects including high-end modern apartment projects, embassies, and luxury stores worldwide. They describe their philosophy as having four major themes: functionality, simplicity, elegance, and timelessness.
They go straight from the detail of a piece of luxury furniture to the design of a building. This renovation of an elegant Haussmann apartment in the 8th suburb of Paris, in a dark and modern design, providing sophistication, a perfect example of updating the classic French style.
They work with the lines, space, and materials, and to simplify the architectural vocabulary, keeping only the essential in this contemporary interiors.
The black color was present in the black white marble in the entrance, and they decided that it will be their starting point.
The living-room, the Versailles parquet has been stained in a matte black, the ceiling was rebuilt in a black-sanded Wengé wood, and the moldings were taken off in order to integrate modern ones.
The custom made shelves are also in black sanded Wengé but Daniel & Michel also put colored lacquer parts and paintings and artwork.
“Light before anything else” is their motto, light that lengthens perspectives. Enhances plain but ever-changing surfaces, modulates spaces, from the most open to the most private.
A question of perfect proportions, absolute harmony between emptiness and fullness, lines and volumes, inspired contrasts between marble and copper weave, raw linen and solid oak.
Creating surprises using materials without ostentation, like this luxury modern bathroom in marble.
Work involving rhythm, as if offering spaces outside of time, but nevertheless its guardians, settings for contemporary living.