Designer and decorator Sacha Walckhoff, creative director of Maison Christian Lacroix since 2010, opens the doors to the home he shares with partner Pascal Ferrero, an internationally known wig and hair designer for the film and theatre industry.
“Hide and Seek’ wallpaper in saffron by Sacha Walckhoff for Graham and Brown. Ceramic: ‘La perle noire’ by Kohan Creten from the Emmanuel Perrotin gallery. Screen: Dutch antique (17th Century) from Créations Mourra. Sculpture: ‘Vanilla’ anthropomorphic sculpture by Daniel Firman. Rug: ‘Marelle’ by Sacha Walckhoff for Pulpo Products. Chairs (right): ‘Easy Chairs’ by Raphaël. Stool: By Pedro Friedeberg. Tables: ‘Space Island’ by Sacha Walckhoff for Edition van Treeck. Chair (left): ‘Knotted Chair’ by Marcel Wanders (bespoke). Sofa: By Rodrigo Almeida for Christian Lacroix Maison. Fan: ‘Clay’ by Maarten Baas. Artwork: Work n°02B from La Tonsure Neon light: by None Futbol Club. Ceiling light: ‘AIM’ by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Flos.
Located on the right bank of Paris inside a historic 19th century building, Sacha Walckhoff, has carved out his own unique home that celebrates the art of living.
From Créations Mourra covered in ‘Heaven Green’ wallpaper by Sacha Walckhoff for YO2 Design. Vase: By Roger Capron. Bouquet: ‘Flower Bomb’ from Flowered by Thierry Feret Table: ‘Comtesse’ pedestal table in gold/bronze by Garouste and Bonetti. Chair: ‘Clay’ by Maarten Baas. Cabinet: Antique 19th Century glazed wood burner Vase (on cabinet): ‘Minotaures’ vase in biscuit porcelain by Sacha Walckhoff for Vista Alegre
The spectacular 135 m2 apartment echoes Sacha’s key influences, from Madeleine Castaing to the ‘Group A’ art movement. Marked by a sense of creativity and freedom, the apartment houses creations from Christian Lacroix Maison, offering an immersive voyage into the mind of the designer.
Bed: By Sacha Walckhoff for Savoir Beds London. Bed linen: From Yves Delorme Quilt: From Vyes Delorme, embroidered by Xenia Lucie Lafelly.Sculpture: “De Gier” by Johan Creten from the Transit gallery. Lamp: From Boris Lacroix. Vases: By George Jouve, Hella Jongerius and John Booth. Artwork: By Christophe Boutin, David Altmejd, Mister Christian Lacroix and Delphine Kreuter. Sculpture (on mantelpiece): Wooden reliquary from the 17th-century and monkey skull. Carpet: “Masquerade ” by Sacha Walckhoff for Christian Lacroix Maison.
The living room features black and white patterned chairs which are upholstered with the ‘Cabanon’ fabric, boasting Lacroix’s signature chevron. The geometric lines fuse with the property’s authentic 19th century architectural details, antique decor and vibrant colours to create an eclectic, vibrant and welcoming space.
Chandelier: By Rodrigo Almeida, decorated with vintage jewels from Christian Lacroix Haute Couture. Sculptures (on mantlepiece): 4 Italian metal reliquary busts from the beginning of the 19th Century, from the gallery ‘Sans Prétentions’ in London. Stool: from Charlotte Perriand (from the 60s) Rug: ‘Wild Vibrations’ by Sacha Walckhoff for YO2 Design. Table: By Hans Bellmann (60s). Chair (red): ‘Moro’ by Piero Fornasetti. Chairs (stripes): from both Garouste and Bonnett and Christian Lacroix Maison. Upholstered in ‘Cabanon’ satin by Christian Lacroix Maison. Artwork (left): ‘Three or four times again’ by Mohamed Bourouissa from the Kamel Mennour gallery. Artwork (right): ‘R.I.P’ by Mohamed Bourouissa from the Kamel Mennour gallery. Bench: by Maria Pergay (70s). Table (back-right): By Jacques Adne Tray: ‘One Two Tray’ by Sacha Walckhoff for Edition van Treeck. Vase: ‘Equus’ vase by Sacha Walckhoff for Vista Alegre from the Maison Parisienne gallery
The apartment is rich, flamboyant and multifunctional, effortlessly adapting to Sacha and Pascal’s lifestyle – offering inspiration and comfort when working from home to hosting clients to share new ideas.
Sacha Walckhoff’s background heritage is from French, Swiss, Slavic and African roots, Sacha influences are as diverse as his origins. His long association with fashion icon Christian Lacroix began in 1992 and continued for most of the ensuing two decades, with interludes designing menswear, womenswear and accessory collections for Kenzo and Michel Klein along the way. His tenure as hand-groomed successor to Lacroix culminated with his appointment to the post of Creative Director in 2010, from which he has led an ambitious expansion of the
Lacroix brand into new areas of lifestyle design and home décor. More recently, Walckhoff has branched into new ventures beyond Lacroix, where he has defined and developed his own uniquely stylised vocabulary on projects such as a rug and wallpaper collection with YO2, a collection of visually stunning wallpapers with Graham & Brown, ‘Magic Garden’ a tableware collection with Rosenthal, a limited edition collection of porcelain vases with Portuguese manufacture Vista Alegre, a series of Bohemian glass pieces with Verreum, among others.
Photo credits: Gilles Trillar