Chahan Minassian is a very renowned interior designer with very attractive project design worldwide. He says that the eye is the most important part of his work, because it is what he uses as an interior designer, decorator, collector, gallery owner, antique dealer.
He was born in Lebanon but settled in France in 1976 and has since upheld a very international lifestyle.
He worked for the prestigious Ralph Lauren fashion house, defining the rhythm of his projects and travels for seven years. In 1993, created his own “Chahan Interior Design” agency in Paris. His projects multiplied quickly from Canada to Japan by way of Europe, as he developed commercial interior spaces for luxury brands, before taking on important residential projects worldwide.
In 1999, Chahan Interior Design settled in its current home, at 12 rue de Beaune, with an exclusive showroom where he meets his clients. This space allows him to develop his interiors and atmospheres with his signature haute couture finishes. This multicultural activity, combined with his esthetics, has allowed him to define and impose a “Chahanian” style. It is an association of textures, light, rare collectables, clean lines, strong historical references and timeless design, all presented in a luxurious, serene and personalized setting.
The Presidential Office installed in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris for the AD Intérieurs exhibition in the summer of 2014 had a very strong impact and remains a strong visual reference to his style. Parisian clientele sensitive to Chahan’s work has expanded and his Interior projects have grown steadily. Art collectors follow his advice, and he presents contemporary artists in his own showroom, including the works of Nancy Lorenz, Peter Lane, Shizue Imai and Antoinette Faragallah.
Chahan Gallery operates since 2008. Highly visible and easily accessible to his clients, this space allows him to present mid-century furniture collections and to host exhibitions of the artists he promotes.
Chahan’s current projects include chalets in Gstaad, a bank in Zurich, homes in Geneva and Mustique, prestigious apartments in New York and London, a palace hotel in Paris and a 100-meter private yacht.