Dirand, born in 1974 in Paris (France), graduated in Architecture and Interiorismo by the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture of Paris-Belleville. He is married and is father of two daughters.[3][4]

Professional career[edit]

To the 26 years founded his own study. His work with the creative director Christophe Decarnin for Balmain turned it into the architect of interiors preferred of the fashionable houses.[5] From 1999 it has worked like designer.[6] The capacity of Dirand infundir light and the space in his work has meant that has been commissioned by a series of houses and fashionable designers, including Chloe, Pucci, Balmain, Rick Owens and Alexander Wang.[7] In April 2015 collaborated with the exhibition of AD interieurs in Paris.[8] Also in 2015, it launches his first collection of pieces of furniture.[9]


Hotel Monterrey Habitat (Mexico); the boutiques Rick Owens (London), Alexander Wang (Beijing), Pierre Balmain (Paris), Chloé (Paris), Givenchy (Paris), Pucci (New York) or Balenciaga (Paris).


Joseph Dirant splits of the taste by the noble materials and the simplicity of lines ("The wood has a lot of movement", says Dirand).[10] For Dirand, all the other is superfluo, by what looks for small details that give life to the interior, playing with the contrasts of colour, the illumination, the materials and the optical effects.[11]

Combining minimalism in the elements, classical elegance, natural abstemiousness and purification in the forms, Joseph Dirand designs his projects like independent plots, like outlines where imagines a future inhabited. The order, the light, the proportion and the skill in the lines, already are curves or perpendiculars, are the signals of identity of the architect and designer of interiors. They stand out in his interiorismo the predominance of the white and the black, a taut architecture that likes to contrast scales and periods and reveals a telluric sense of the surroundings. Dirand Admires to the big architects of the 20th century, like ScarpaAaltoJeanneret or Him Corbusier.[12][13] His pieces, custom-made, are elaborated manually in the Ateliers Saint-Jacques.[14]


  • 2010: Wallpaper Design Award for the best hotel, by Habitat Monterey (Mexico).
  • 2013: Designer of interiors of the year, by the magazine Maison&Objet (M&Or).[15][16]
  • 2014: Wallpaper Design Award for the best new restaurant, by Monsieur Bleu (Paris).[17]