Home Tour | Montaigne by After Bach

  • Parisian interior design studio After Bach have completed their first residential project – an apartment on a well-known street in Paris named Avenue Montaigne.

    After Bach was established by interior designers Jessica Berguig and Francesco Balzano in 2020 with a vision to unite art, furniture and materiality to achieve one cohesive result. The studio’s Montaigne project embodies this approach, combining the three elements to evoke a sense of sophistication and repose.

    Carefully considered furniture and art pieces are populated throughout the space. A curated collection of sculptures and ceramics include the likes of Frédéric Imbert, Floris Wubben, Ryosuke Yasaki  and Francesco Balzano.

    The apartment spans over two levels and frames views of the Eiffel Tower through large glazed windows. After Bach’s craftsmanship is unveiled through the vast amounts of natural light flowing into each room. The light showcases precise lines and warmth, creating a modern atmosphere underpinned by vintage appeal.

    Transitioning from the living room into the bathroom there is a clever play on light through louvered screens. The window frames and louvered screens are finished in a natural oak to correlate with the internal materiality.

    The interiors themselves draw inspiration from David Lynch’s film Mulholland Drive and incorporate elements of 1950s North American houses.

    After Bach have deliberately restricted the material palette to allow each space to seamlessly transition into the next. Demonstrating this, the living, dining and bedroom spaces are all clad in French oak wall panelling and natural plant fibre textiles. The bathroom shares a similar tonality, illuminated by louvered timber screens. The materiality softens each of these spaces and creates a quiet, minimalistic atmosphere for the occupants.

    Large amounts of glazing and a clever play on light through louvered screens show case the objects, furniture and materiality. The dining room features a Marcel Gascoinset table and a set of vintage chairs sourced from Italy.

    The apartment’s neutral material palette creates a soft stage for art and furniture to be presented. Notable pieces include the daybed in the living room designed by Jacques Adnet, the table in the dining room designed by Marcel Gascoin and the vintage chair in the bedroom designed by George Nakashima. Peppered throughout the apartment are numerous ceramic pieces by Floris Wubben, among other contemporary art pieces.

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