A brief departure from the socially oriented disposition, Yoann’s elegant Pierre Paulin CM141 desk, Joe Colombo Vademecum folding lamp and Ettore Sottsass Olivetti Synthesis ergonomic chair compose a quiet workstation. The backdrop is a deep teal-colored complex that hides closets, a laundry room, and a black marble bathroom.
In response to the cool tones throughout, Yoann installed warm oak floors and created a bright red area for drinking and smoking. A tribute to the fiery decor of Yves Saint Laurent, the small living room features Spanish Børge Mogensen chairs with wide armrests and sexy leather straps, a George Nelson daybed that can accommodate overnight guests and a ledge for art. in rotation. “I don’t hang things up because I like to move them around all the time,” says Yoann. “I always want to rediscover them.
Almost all the lighting is by Gino Sarfatti, an Italian designer whom Yoann revere for his avant-garde approach. Sleek, minimalist fixtures like the shiny green pendant in the kitchen and the arched floor lamp that lights up the office evoke the 1970s despite their invention more than a decade earlier. “The real problem with Gino Sarfatti is when you start to go in, everything else is a bit heavy, admits Yoann. “I’m so obsessed that I only want Gino Sarfatti in my house.”
Such a precious and retro collection combined with vibrant and playful details achieves the distinguished and childish atmosphere desired by Yoann. He epitomizes his current state in which he could write a touching and complex song and play Mario Kart on the same day. It’s just the balance he needs.