LECOADIC-SCOTTO

Lecoadic-Scotto is a Paris-based architectural firm founded by Yann Le Coadic and Alessandro Scotto in 2001. The duo enjoys close ties with creative sectors and has developed several store designs including that of jewellery designer Aurélie Bidermann in Paris, the Balmain area of Harrods in London, and the new "L’Échiquier" Hotel in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.

INTIME

Reputed for its philosophy giving rise to refined settings, the Lecoadic-Scotto firm adapts, offering styles caught between legacy and modernity for both its public and residential projects. Yann and Alessandro have also worked on more confidential projects such as the offices of Atelier Franck Durand. Within the next few months, they are slated to design the flat of French illustrator Pierre Marie.

ESSENCE OVER APPEARANCE

There is almost transparency in the lines, as if hanging there. An evocation. Utterly unique in the contemporary landscape, Yann Le Coadic and Alessandro Scotto are inventing a suggestive architecture enriched with dreamlike images. The one is more creative, the other more technical, but their tastes are always aligned. The two architects have been working together for more than a decade, and have stood out for their eclectic projects. Perhaps drawing on their extensive work in fashion – whether for designers or brands, with strong personalities and striking visuals – they have cultivated a way of working that is highly attentive to the other. It is not about imposing a style but about revealing, through the art of composition and listening and the identity and essence of a project.

MISCHIEVOUS

There is no distinguishing style, but rather technique, materials and emotion. And yet – from the boutiques of Loulou de la Falaise and Aurélie Bidermann, to Hotel Carlton in Lyon by way of the Brachfeld Gallery in Paris – although each of their projects is perfectly in step with its sponsor, they all share a delicate, mischievous touch in addition to unpretentious elegance and refined discretion, imbuing Lecoadic-Scotto with a contemporary style that reaches beyond fashion and trends. The identity and integrity of these subtly executed pieces are like the silence of a Japanese garden or a low human hum.