JESSICA BAROUCH

GALERISTE GALLERY OWNER AND INTERIOR DESIGNER JESSICA BAROUCH HAS PROJECTS SCATTERED ACROSS A VARIED RANGE OF FIELDS. SHE PRESENTS A COLLECTION OF RARE OBJETS D’ART AND FURNITURE IN HER JAG GALLERY, DESIGNED LIKE A COSY APARTMENT IN PARIS’S 7TH ARRONDISSEMENT. AS A CURATOR, SHE TRACKS DOWN VALUABLE OBJECTS TO BEAUTIFY THE INTERIORS AND DÉCOR OF PRIVATE CLIENTS AND CORPORATE BRANDS.

It appears as though Jessica Barouch, an inveterate collector for the past 10 years, chose to set up her gallery to satisfy her passion. She has a flair for simplicity, and her interiors are, like her, full of soul. Her signature approach is to mix periods and styles, and she uses textural effects as her basic canvas to which she adds one or more rare pieces calculated to stir an emotional response. With a vision that is both rationalistic and lavish, she opts for organic lines and high-quality natural materials that unfailingly emphasise the craftsmanship involved and the work of the human hand. Between poetic austerity and cosy minimalism, she imbues the raw, solid, mineral style she is so fond of with curves and softness. Wood, bronze, natural stone and Marmorino are her preferred materials. Inspired as much by the colours and abstract painting of Georgia O’Keeffe as by the geometric motifs of the carpets of Ivan Da Silva Bruhns or the functionalist design of Marcel Gascouin, her world is the expression of her biases. What are some of the gallery’s standout pieces? Chairs by Georges Nakashima, armchairs by Guillerme et Chambron, tables by Paul Kingma, lights by Isamu Noguchi and ceramics by Jean Lurçat and the artist Floris Wubben,whom she represents exclusively in Paris.

Her radical choices, ingenious arrangements and stripped-down aesthetic captivate clients who entrust her with interior design projects. From Parisian apartments to second homes in the country or beside the sea, she adapts to the location and to the client’s requirements. Perfect lines, natural materials and neutral shades such as black, ochre and earth tones radiate a mood of warmth and serenity.

Jessica'Art Gallery, 14 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris