Christian Liaigre expands his empire with showrooms in Manhattan and Miami—and an array of stunning new pieces.
Step inside one of Christian Liaigre's Paris showrooms and it is immediately clear why he is considered to be among the world's top designers of furniture and interiors. His pieces are elegant and comfortable; his environments are spare, luxurious, and soothing. "Christian is simply the best," says André Balazs, who helped bring the Frenchman's sensual aesthetic to America in the mid-1990s when he hired him to design New York's Mercer hotel. "He's refined and soulful, with an exquisite sense of restraint."