Author: Véronique Vienne

Best Seat in the House

Once a bathroom accessory of almost static beauty, the high-end toilet is now a high-tech contraption offering a bewildering (and potentially embarrassing) array of options. Are Americans ready for the full-service treatment?

Small Wonder

Rem Koolhaas and Clément Blanchet outfit a tiny Parisian bistro with marble, mirrors, and a hint of Hellenistic architecture.

Water Dreams

Inspired by Axor’s open-ended brief, four internationally renowned designers reenvision the most intimate room in the home.

A Perfect Fit

The collaboration between Pierre Paulin and Ligne Roset appears as tight as the famously taut slipcovers of its stylish seats.

Looming Debate

The battle over building heights in Paris pits a popular socialist mayor against real estate developers who would love to see the City of Light enter the twenty-first century.