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Philosophy, Art and Advice from Maxime Jacquet

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  • WINDFALL: LIGHTING THE WAY

    OPENING OF JIUN HO DE JIAINSIDE JIUN HOS NEWEST FUSION SHOWROOM

    SPRING ISSUE!"#!

    ART AS INSPIRATIONTHE ARTISTIC MUSINGS OF MAXIME JACQUET

    ONE ON ONE WITH DOUGLAS HUTTONJOHN HUTTONS LEGACY OF DESIGN, LIKE FATHER LIKE SON

    PLUSON THE SCENE WITH LIGN

    MAGAZINE

  • P H I LO S O P H Y, A R T, A N D A DV I C E F R O M

    B e l g i a n - b o r n c e l e b r i t y i n t e r i o r d e s i g n e r

    M a x i m e J a c q u e t s h a r e s h i s i n s i g h t ,

    p a s s i o n a n d a d v i c e o n a r t a n d t h e a v a n t - g a r d e .

  • PHILOSOPHY

    "My philosophy...I don't really have one. I am a designer who looks at what is happening outside, in the street, and around the world. I believe that artwork is the only sure way to express the per-sonality of the owner of the house. To me, artwork is different for every person. Some can look at a white canvas where there is nothing on it and they will call it art, and others will look at a photo-graph from the sixties and will call that art. It is all about perception. It is an

    At a mere 23 years of age, Maxime has more than fully established himself in the arena of design, all the while curing his eye for all things glamorous and making them come to

    life in his interiors. Playing on personal emotions, Maxime en-courages his clients to use the crazy part of their brain when choosing their art.

    illusion that makes people dream. You can literally travel inside of your mind just by looking at a piece of art. The only real philosophy I do have is that a house without artwork is not a finished house. It's like dressing up for a red carpet and not doing your hair. No matter how the dress looks on you, the look will never be complete if your hair does not match! In design, details are what make the difference and art is the biggest one."

    PASSION

    One day my client (who has a huge art collection including several pieces by Picasso, Manet and Klimt) and I saw one of the con-struction workers helping with his home drawing in the back of a truck. He was drawing a portrait that seemed very much in the style of Pablo Picasso. All of the colors he used were extremely bright and crazy. The worker did not even know who Picasso was but he was able to draw something that caught the eye of a professional art collector.

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  • My client ended up buying the portrait from him. Today, that very drawing is hanging in a 10 million dollar home in Beverly Hills next to a Monet painting. When I look at the two of those pieces almost facing one another, I truly believe that when both artists where painting they never knew that one day they would be so exclusive as to sit in such a museum. To me, these people are the real artists. Art is what makes you feel some-thing inside of you that you will never be capable

    of explaining but that you will always enjoy once you lay your eyes on it. Truly my favorite artists are the ones of tomorrow. The one who will force me to travel just to allow me the gift of seeing one of their pieces. I will always keep my mind open so that I will be able to see what will happen tomorrow. I don't care about the past. I don't want to make room in my mind for pieces that I have already seen. I like to be impressed by the new ones that I will find tomorrow."

    ADVICE

    "My advice is simple. Choose art with what the crazy part of your brain is telling you. It is probably one of the only things where you do not have to worry about what other people will think. Even if you think that what you pick might shock some-one. It is that part inside of you that you normally do not have the chance to express. Never look at the price to choose your art. It is not about the cost whether it is more

    expensive or if it is cheap. Art doesn't come with a price tag. It is only worth what feeling it will produce for you. Lastly, art is everywhere around you! You will not only find art in galleries. Art can be found during your travels, it can be a photo you took yourself, it could be a vintage piece you found at a market, or even a piece of nature. Be creative and don't follow any line."

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