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Pierre Bonnefille, the colour alchimist

Pierre Bonnefille, the colour alchimist

Pierre Bonnefille has been painting and drawing furniture for twenty-five years. The creations of this world-renowned interior designer are frequently displayed all over the world, from the Bahamas to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Milan or Moscow. Bonefille creates frescoes, panels and other wall creations on demand in his workshop or in situ. His clients include Artemis, Eiffage, Cartier or Christie’s –to name but a few. “The spirit of a project drives me, as it echoes with the place and the people living there,” says Bonnefille. To him, every detail counts as he weaves strands that are invisible to the layman, observing, analysing, transforming. For instance, to redesign the Caisse des Dépôts, he took his inspiration from plants found in an ancient garden in Kyoto. He’s also the creator of the Argyl brand, which uses rock, earth and sand tones. After an Invisible Exhibition of his work in the spring, he will travel to Sydney in September for a key speech during the International Colour Conference.

Pierre Bonnefille, the colour alchimist