None of the artworks or paintings have been chosen or placed by chance. Behind this exclusive selection for Cour des Vosges is Amélie du Chalard. A contemporary art lover, she left a career in finance to become a gallerist and art director. She founded Maison d’Art en 2015: a new kind of gallery, where she imagines and designs spaces and locations as houses that are lived in, embodied, and alive. For Cour des Vosges, she hunted, discovered, and brought back exceptional objects and artworks, both contemporary and classic. Her selection corresponded to the approach of architects Lecoadic & Scotto by boldly combining classic Louis XIII style with 1970s design.
The books on view in the rooms and suites were all selected by Anatole Desachy. An independent bookseller in Fontainebleau, he specializes in buying and selling photography books. He combs shows and museums throughout Europe in search of rare finds, creating an exclusive selection. This globe-trotting bibliophile has put together a unique collection for Cour des Vosges. It includes monographs by renowned photographers as well as books by writers from all over the world.