Bücher, in die Sie einen Blick werfen sollten, wenn Sie sich für außergewöhnliches Interieur und Ambiente begeistern:

Hardcover: 195 pages Publisher: Assouline (January 1, 2002) Language: English ISBN10:284323297X; ISBN13:978-2843232978; 13.5 x 10.8 x 1.2 inches

Axel Vervoordt The Story of a Style

Axel Vervoordt began his career as an art and antiques dealer in the late 1960s, when he meticulously renovated a narrow street with sixteen of the oldest houses in Antwerp. In 1986, his company moved to a castle near Antwerp. Axel Vervoordt's company grew rapidly in this castle and he became a major collector and decorator.

The foundation of Vervoordt's style is his commitment to making the past a relevant part of today's design. By juxtaposing different works of art, gathered throughout space and time, a spontaneous dialogue between them is revealed, creating a new dimension for the future. Axel Vervoordt transcends the roles of decorator and collector. He understands the power of objects to conjure up an entirely new atmosphere and knows exactly where to place them to transform the space. This gorgeous book will be an inspiration to anyone interested in a home that is elegant and personal without being ostentatious or superfluous.

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Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Flammarion; illustrated edition edition (September 18, 2007) Language: English ISBN10:2080305352; ISBN13:978-2080305350; 12 x 8.9 x 1.2 inches

Axel Vervoordt Timeless Interiors

Axel Vervoordt began purchasing antiques in his teens and has steadily built a vast collection of exquisite objects from around the world. He is renowned for his prestigious exhibitions at major world antique fairs, including the New York Design Fair and TEFAF Maastricht. His interior designs, in both traditional and modern settings around the world, combine antiques from all continents with a Zen sensuality, and they blend the old with the new to create harmonious interiors. His unusual pairings may include Chinese porcelain with English furniture or a Roman relic alongside a 1930s Flemish painting.

The extent of Vervoordt’s talent is revealed in the twenty-three homes in Europe and the United States presented here through Christian Sarramon’s photographs. The variety of styles reflects Vervoordt’s eclecticism, and his authentic and welcoming interiors are inspirational treasure troves. From the rustic charm of a Swiss chalet to the classic finesse of a Bordeaux château to the modern allure of a Miami mansion, Vervoordt’s creations are perfectly in tune with the character and history of each space.

Town & Country 2007 has written: "Belgian antiquaire extraordinaire AXEL VERVOORDT is not only a charismatic dealer; he is also a master of the mise-en-scene. A new book by Armelle Baron and Christian Sarramon, Axel Vervoordt : Timeless Interiors (...), reveals him to be a virtuoso of light and an alchemist with color - and a very good decorator, to boot. In an Antwerp house (above), Vervoordt contrasts a Ming dynasty chair with a 1955 Le Corbusier stool and a modern slate table, never failing to enchant the eye. Tycoons, rock stars and quite a few renowned decorators have visited his castle and his complex of warehouses, both outside Antwerp, to ogle objects spanning th ecenturies, not to mention the simple pieces Vervoordt designs. Yes, he makes furniture too."

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Hardcover: 215 pages Publisher: Terrabooks (July 2000) Language: English ISBN10:9062557503; ISBN13:978-9062557509; 13.4 x 13.3 x 1.1 inches

Marcel Wolterinck Cees Roelofs

Florist Marcel Wolterinck uses flowers and other flora as canvas and sculptural material in a breathtakingly creative fashion that very much rivals artists working in more ''traditional'' media. This volume presents an amazing project by Wolterinck, in which the artist transformed the official residence of the Dutch ambassador in Washington D.C., arranging the 43 varieties of tulips there into magnificent floral creations, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the cultivation of the tulip.

Wolterinck's pieces coexisted in exquisite harmony with the neoclassical architecture and stately ambiance of the residence. "Wolterinck" documents this project in sumptuous full-color reproductions, examining both the flowers and their surroundings from various perspectives and levels. A tribute to the four-century Dutch tradition of artistry in gardens and flower arrangements, the artistic vision of Wolterinck, and to the incomparable beauty of the tulip itself, "Wolterinck" is a truly gorgeous book.

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Hardcover: 165 pages Publisher: Terrabooks (July 2000) Language: English ISBN10:9062558828; ISBN13:978-9062558827; 9.8 x 9.7 x 0.8 inches


Florist Marcel Wolterinck's search for the essence of color is presented in 150 striking photographs of unique floral arrangements.

Each season finds its voice: winter in the stark brown of slender willow branches set in a bronze vase; spring in a bouquet of pale yellow roses brimming from a white marble urn; summer in a stunning archway made from fiery red glory lilies; and autumn in a cloud of russet berries.

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Gebundene Ausgabe: 208 Seiten Verlag: Callwey; Auflage: 1 (19. April 2007) Sprache: Deutsch ISBN10:3766717154; ISBN13:978-3766717153; 35,8 x 25,8 x 2,8 cm

Gianni Basso Gay Living - Wohnen mit Style und Glamour

Wie richten sich Menschen ein, denen man ein besonderes Gespür für Extravaganz, Style und Glamour nachsagt? Auf der Suche nach einer Antwort auf diese Frage reiste der Fotograf Gianni Basso mit seiner Kamera monatelang quer durch Europa und besuchte schwule Designer, Fotografen, Interiorjournalisten und Shopbesitzer zu Hause.

Ob in der großzügig geschnittenen Berliner Altbauwohnung, dem pittoresken Altstadthäuschen aus dem 18. Jahrhundert im Amsterdamer Grachtenviertel, im herrschaftlichen Ambiente eines römischen Palazzos oder in einem modernen Loft in Barcelona - überall fand er gelebte Träume, Wohnungen mit viel Persönlichkeit, abseits aller gängigen Klischees. Das Buch ist Exzentrik pur. Es macht Lust aufs Opulente, aufs Wohnen mit einem eigenen und eigenwilligen Stil.

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