©Gitty Darugar
©Gitty Darugar

Courthouse of Grasse

France - Grasse 1996 › 1999
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My goal was to create interiors that were solemn and elegant without being intimidating. I designed furniture with clear-cut and simple lines coherent with the building’s architecture. It was necessary to avoid the temptation to create forms reflecting a period’s trends or styles since these would rapidly become old-fashioned.

I used an association of solid and timeless materials: stone, concrete, wood, metal and treated leather. The idea was to juxtapose the warmth of one material with the cold, crude aspect of another. I wanted the furnishings to be on a human scale to create a final statement for the building.

Competition

Program

Interior design of 10 courts, respecting the regulatory and organizational aspects of this type of institution.

Client

French Ministry of Justice

Architect

Elizabeth de Portzamparc

Surface

950 sqm

©Gitty Darugar