They are wordsmiths who skilfully conjure atmospheres and beautiful décors on the pages of world-renowned magazines; and they all share a deep passion for design… Usually, they are the ones who ask the questions. This time, it’s our turn!
Meet Frédérique Dedet, chief editor at Les Echos Série Limitée
Can you recall your first memory about “design”? (a piece of furniture, a book, an exhibition, your home…)
The whole set – staircase, armchairs, table, floor lamp– that my father commissioned to Diego Giacometti for Le Divan, his bookshop in Place Saint Germain des Près. Fun fact: My brother’s name is Nicolas Diego.
Why did you choose this career, and what do you like the most about it?
I chose to become a journalist in order to meet all my contemporaries who are talented – whichever the field they excel in.
If you could go back in time, which designer and/or architect would you love to interview?
Louis Le Vau, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jean-Michel Frank, Frank Lloyd Wright, Gio Ponti….
Your favourite motto/quotation about design
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Your edit on The Invisible Collection
This is what you’ll find in my wish list:
Dexter mirror by Stephen Antonson
The Nativ Sofa by Emmanuelle Simon
The Picault dining set by Diner en Ville
The Ortie commode by Chloé Negre
A golden Candleholder by Osanna Visconti
Singe Au Palmier lamp by Jean Roger