A regular staple on the Elle Decor A-List and AD100, Martyn Lawrence Bullard has certainly made a name for himself in the world of interior designers. The multi-hyphenate design mogul has designed the homes of several of the Kardashians, Cher, Tommy Hilfiger, Gwen Stefani and more. He has worked on premiere hospitality projects across the nation and around the world, designing five-star resorts and other luxury projects in Switzerland, Istanbul and the Cayman Islands. He has worked on collections in lighting, floor coverings, fabrics and more.
Now, Bullard is partnering with luxury French appliance brand La Cornue to introduce a new collection—the Color Collection.
In 1908, modern cooking was forever changed with the introduction of the convection oven, brought about by the founder of La Cornue, Albert Dupuy. Since then, the Parisian brand has expanded, and their commitment to quality in every detail remains unmatched. Their signature Château range is still made by hand by experienced craftsmen and can be customized in color, size and finish. That customization is further enhanced by the introduction of the Color Collection, a series of 10 hand-selected shades designed in collaboration with Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
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“I ultimately accepted the challenge of creating a Color Collection for La Cornue not only because I love the brand so much, but because I wanted to use the Château more and more in my own work,” the interior designer said. “Color, as a designer, is everything. It informs the vibrancy of a room and is like adding stunning jewelry to an outfit.”
“Color, as a designer, is everything. It informs the vibrancy of a room and is like adding stunning jewelry to an outfit.”
So, what served as the driving force behind the inspiration for the collection? The designer’s love for vintage race cars and the classic colors that epitomize European racing.
“It was really important to come up with a color collection that I felt exemplified the glamor, quality, and world-class style of La Cornue. I was immediately inspired by my passion for vintage racing cars, and loved the idea of these two extraordinary pieces of mechanics blending together somehow? Color was what came to my mind. It became the perfect bonding of two master experiences into one.”
Bullard says the new collection is changing the way that the hearth of the home—the kitchen—incorporates color into the home’s overall color palette, through luxury appliances and beyond.
“The colors I chose for the collection, apart from being ICONIC racing car colors, are colors that bring such personality to a space,” Bullard said. “Color is really something that we can use to show our personalities in our interiors. So, for me, everything from our beautiful deep black, to our rich and sexy oranges and reds, are all colors that are so vibrant and so full of expression and personality. It adds such excitement into a kitchen in a way we haven’t seen before.”
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