Featured on the ELLE Decor and AD100 lists of the world’s preeminent talents in architecture and interior design, Jean-Louis Deniot has long been in the business of creating atmospheres. His decors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. Recognized worldwide for his emblematic interiors, Deniot plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, letting his academic training translate into a vocabulary that is both informal and bold.
A great enthusiast of iconic designs, his decors feature no shortage of arresting materials and textures tempered with subtle color palettes, muted tones, and impeccable lighting. At the crossroads between classical terminology and contemporary aesthetics, Deniot’s interiors are serene, elegant, dramatic, and awash in nods to other time periods, yet never typical or literal.
His past projects span homes across the globe in Milan, Istanbul, Monaco, Paris, Hong Kong, Tangier, Aspen, and the Hamptons. Adventurous by nature, Deniot undertakes each project with the vigor and inquisitive nature particular to true visionaries, conceiving and defining novel design aesthetics with nuance and confidence.
Simon de Pury is one of the leading figures in the art market, renowned for his knowledge of the global marketplace and for his legendary performance on the auction podium. He conceives of and curates exhibitions, is active in the branding of artistic, cultural, and real estate projects, and supports and advises artists.
From 2000 to 2012 he was Chairman and Chief Auctioneer of Phillips de Pury & Company. Earlier, he was Chairman Europe and Chief Auctioneer Worldwide at Sotheby’s and curator of the Thyssen–Bornemisza Collection. In 2013, Simon founded de Pury de Pury, a company specializing in building collections, consulting collectors and institutions and facilitating transactions of Impressionist, Modernist, Post-War, and Contemporary art.
In 2015, together with Arnaud Massenet, he founded de-pury.com, a platform for contemporary culture and auctions of contemporary art. In 2016 he published The Auctioneer, his memoir.
Pierre–Yves Rochon is the Founder and Global Design Director of Pierre- Yves Rochon (PYR), the international award-winning luxury hospitality and residential design firm based in Paris and Chicago. Mr. Rochon’s lifelong travels have given him a deep understanding of international cultures, the foundation for each project’s sense of timeless style, comfort and elegance.
Originally from the Brittany region of France, Mr. Rochon later studied fine arts and interior design at the École National Supérieure des Beaux Arts et Arts Appliqués in Toulouse, graduating first in his class.
Following his work with several Modernist designers, he founded PYR in 1979 and has since created hundreds of iconic destinations using a range of design approaches from European classical to ultra-modern. PYR reflects on each location’s architecture, history, culture, and geography to create bespoke design solutions and glamorous, unforgettable environments for owners, operators, guests, and residents worldwide.