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One can’t be a serious interior designer and not have a deep appreciation for the work of the legendary Paul Dupré-Lafon. Fortunately for all of us, the very talented and sophisticated Keith Adams took his appreciation a step further than most, and has produced a stunning series of exact Lafon recreations. Adams tells us that he has been enthralled with beautiful execution for as long as he can remember – certainly this is no more apparent than in his series of meticulously crafted Dupré-Lafon lamps – I’ve already placed an order for this spectacular standing lamp (above) to use in one of the luxe-modernist projects I’m working on, and I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to have Adams’ pieces for your interior as well!

From the Keith Adams atelier.

From K.A. Adams.

From the Keith Adams atelier.

From K.A. Adams.

From the Keith Adams atelier.

From K.A. Adams.

(top) I’m pictured here at Adams’ super chic atelier, sitting on a Jean Michel Frank inspired stool and Adams’ lamp, wearing a black cotton wide wale corduroy “Norfolk” style jacket, a teal silk Russian inspired print shirt, a purple silk foulard and paisley skinny scarf, black wool flannel pants all by Gucci, purple alligator belt with sterling buckle by Ralph Lauren, Lanvin teal suede sneakers and KVA sunglasses by Oliver Peoples.

Paul Dupré-Lafon

Paul Dupré-Lafon (1900-1971) was known for his brilliant fusion of ultra fine materials – exotic woods, Hermès leathers, etc. – with a reductive architectural sensibility. His minimalist/luxe environments naturally resonate with more exuberant antique elements, as can be seen in the super chic Tom Ford boutique on Madison Avenue in New York city. Here Ford used architectural elements and furnishings designed by Dupré-Lafon, offsetting and energizing the effect with a few well selected antique pieces – Sublime!

I am pictured at the Liz O’Brien gallery standing in front of an important Dupré-Lafon cabinet in walnut raised on nickle runners. I better find a client with a massive space to accommodate such a monumental piece! O’Brien’s also has a fantastic Karl Springer coffee table covered in brown python and a wonderful round table by Silas Seandel that caught my eye.

I am wearing a grey flannel suit by Gucci, vintage brown silk pocket square, a Tom Ford shirt in pale blue cotton glenn plaid, Seaman Schepps silver pearl and pale blue Sapphire cufflinks, a dusty olive with brown windowpane wool tie by Ralph Lauren, brown leather belt by Hermes and brown suede cap toe shoes by Gucci.