A 25 m2 Parisian pied-à-terre for Katharina and Jean-Cyril near the Marché des Enfants Rouges so that they can eat a couscous at Omar’s, seeds at Nanashi’s, pancakes at Café Breitz, a sandwich at Caractère de Cochon or a dish of the day that fits the body at Le Bougnat. Afterwards, to aid digestion, a short walk according to your mood to the Hunting Museum, the Picasso Museum, the Carnavalet Museum, Beaubourg or the surrounding galleries (not forgetting the Swiss and Swedish cultural centres). And then, a short diversion to the BHV hardware department to stay connected to the little worries of everyday life. And on days of decadence and frivolity, a snack at Merci or Plisson. We are in the epicentre of Paris, the 7th heaven for the trendy city dweller.
Katharina and Jean-Cyril are citizens of the world, they met in New York, live in Switzerland and keep a corner of their hearts in Paris, precisely in this epicentre which vibrates under the artistic waves. Katharina is an art historian and Jean-Cyril writes screenplays. As a result, we made a film of this flat. It had to cross the eras, go back in time, starting from the 18th century with its period floor tiles to finish its run with contemporary Swedish tiles made in Marrakech, make a stop on the 50’s and the Scandinavian spirit to finish with a zoom on the nomadic culture of the Sahara with some Berber carpets and wicker hangings. Rorschach’s tasks, « Morning » mirrors, books are all windows on an inner world. Echoing the wall of « introspection », the geometrical fresco painted directly on the wall sets the tone for the little music of the place. The sofa and the desk respectively 3 metres long make fun of the m2 and whisper : small is great!