FSS / 2023
Client D. Picard
Location Montreal, QC
A contemporary boudoir inspires daily rest and regeneration // Un boudoir contemporain inspire la régénération et le repos quotidien
As work spaces progressively encroach upon home spaces, a professional photographer living in a fully open loft in Old Montreal required an area to help him disconnect, regenerate and perform basic daily routines and rituals to foster his creativity.
At first glance, the purpose of our design, Le Saint, is a mystery. A grid structure welcomes the viewer into a cartesian land that is aligned with the soaring loft windows and the fixtures overhead while creating a stage for curated objects from the artist’s personal collection. The minimal design conceals abundant storage and closet space that is incorporated on the perimeter of the structure. A stainless steel volume emerges from the ceiling and reveals a transportive staircase that leads to the bed on the second level.
The entire structure is dominated by an atmosphere of mindfulness. A calming feeling of being amidst trees is evoked by the rich olive stain of the bespoke structure made of cherry plywood. A moodiness fills the space in the day while thoughtful lamps glow with shadows at night.
The result is a contemporary take on the boudoir: an intimate environment for rest, restoration and renewed inspiration.
The space was the setting for Mr. Munro, a award-winning short film by Bobby León, inspired by the photographic work of David Picard and Andrew Ly.