Last Known Home is a minimal exhibition space located in Paris, France, designed by Mathieu Lehanneur. According to the designer, Mathieu Lehanneur’s new project, seems to concentrate in one place the entire conceptual and aesthetic universe of the designer. Lehanneur has created an ideal living space, a sort of contemporary refuge for an aesthete and hermit collector, who would have run away from honors and vanity. From flint to artificial intelligence, from mineral to living species, the room combines savoir-faire and science and beautifully brings to life Mathieu Lehanneur’s unique approach. Primitive elements fuse with technology in a showcase of a brief history of our civilization.
The first impression, all mineral, reveals a great sophistication. Even the books are made of stone, as though they have already been read and exist only as a memory. The neutral and subtle palette of the Navona travertine wall, the Versailles parquet and the ceiling in titanium plates are combined with touches of pink onyx, green marble and iridescent metallic reflections. The gold of the fire burns in the fireplace. In the middle of the space, two works from the Ocean Memories series in marquina black marble create a visual contrast and a chromatic transition with the whole. A monumental bed emerges in an alcove. The structure and the bedding are made of the same blonde birch essence, cut and assembled to tailor made the bed and finely woven to form the sumptuous Italian linen.
Photography by Felipe Ribon