The Fabulous World of Muriel Brandolini

A force of nature under normal circumstances, Muriel Brandolini is ramping up into major high gear for fall. In conjunction with the launch of her book "The World of Muriel Brandolini" published by Rizzoli, Phillips de Pury & Company will present Brandolini's personal collection of furniture in a pioneering single-owner auction on October 21, 2011, on view to the public from October 8, with a reception and book signing to take place on the evening of October 18.

The "Queen of Color", Brandolini will splash her signature style across Philips de Pury & Company's walls. On this occasion, she will create a series of rooms at 450 Park Avenue, inspired by the projects in her book and the pieces included in the sale. A devotee of eclecticism, Brandolini embraces many styles; works on offer will include 19th-century decorative arts, early 20th-century Viennese modernism, postwar Italian design, and limited edition works by contemporary masters Ron Arad, Martin Szekely and Pierre Charpin among others.

In addition, an 800 square foot pop-up store devoted to the designer's unique vision is currently on display at Barney's New York. Entirely designed by Brandolini, the shop features her limited edition of home furnishings and accessories hand-beaded in her native Vietnam, including an exclusive capsule collection of Taffin scented candles by bespoke jeweler and friend James de Givenchy.

Muriel Brandolini's exceptional taste and unconventional aesthetic have made her a celebrated international interior designer. Her multicultural background, which includes Vietnam, France, Martinique, and Venezuela, has influenced her unusual style, a mix of exoticism, elegance, and fantasy.

"I do not have a set of rules for how to decorate. My designs are unconventional: they have been called eclectic, flamboyant, bohemian, and hippie chic. Freedom of mind is what activates my creativity, and thrive on being able to dream without boundaries. When I imagine a room, I do not limit myself to what some might call practical or even possible. My only thought is to make it beautiful".
~~ Muriel Brandolini
Excerpts from the book © Rizzoli New York, 2011
Photo © Pieter Estersohn
© Pieter Estersohn
© Fernando Bengoechea
© Michael Mundy
© Oberto Gili
© Tim Street-Porter
© Eric Boman
© Pieter Estersohn
© Pieter Estersohn
© Pieter Estersohn
The World of Muriel Brandolini: Interiors
Release date, October 2011
Courtesy Rizzoli New York