François Champsaur is a French interior designer. Born in Marseille, François Champsaur’s work is influenced by his Mediterranean roots. He decided very early on to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts before joining the Ecole nationale des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) and in 1996, starting up his own interior design company. From his earliest projects, François has displayed his ability to transform any space, considering each and every aspect from an architectural angle to the last detail. He intelligently reworks space, playing with light and volume, and completes the set with both elegant and contemporary furniture and fabrics. One of François’s approaches goes through two parallel activities : interior design and structural design. He has transformed luxury hotels (such as The Royal Evian and the Vernet Hôtel in Paris) and private homes using his own unique vision. He always develops a new project in line with the spirit of the space and creates furniture and lights consistent with the global design. His interest in furniture, clean lines, rhythm and harmony have led him to collaborate with many French and international interior design companies, such as Pouenat Ferronnier and HC28. He’s worked on linen and carpet collections for prestigious French luxury brands such as Toulemonde Bochart. His creations echo the history and specifics of each manufacturer. For HC28, based in Beijing, François has imagined new product ranges inspired by traditional Chinese furnishings: lacquered finishes, round angles, geometrical forms and interlacing. By also taking responsibility for the artistic direction of the brand he has been able to create sensual and poetic designs, which have led to the opening of 40 stores across East Asia since 2008. For Pouenat Edition, he worked with geometric designs using metal: his furniture and lamps oscillate between folding, fluid or jagged lines, lacquered and brushed metals, for a sophisticated and precise effect. His work on The Vernet hotel, which was inaugurated in March 2014, was a true example of his talent for marrying sophistication and comfort. This new hotel seduces us with its stunning architecture and furnishings. With both vision and discretion François Champsaur steps back, allowing the space to become a living creation.