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Joseph Dirand

Founder, Joseph Dirand Architecture

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Joseph Dirand is an award winning architect and interior designer. Dirand’s ability to infuse light and space into his work has meant he has been commissioned by a range of fashion houses and designers, including Chloe, Pucci, Balmain, Rick Owens and Alexander Wang .

Chloé’s Parisian flagship is a symphony of soft shades, recessed contrasts and warm light. The marked difference between it and the proud austerity of Rick Owen’s store is indicative of both the range of Dirand, but also of what inspires him. Order, light, proportion and a deftness in lines, be they curved or perpendicular, are the hallmarks of the architect and interior designer.

Dirand has been featured in French Vogue, Le Figaro, Financial Times, Wallpaper and AD Collector. In 2010 Dirand won the prestigious Wallpaper* Best New Hotel Award for Habitat Monterrey.

Dirand always dreamt of being an architect and an interior designer, he told Freunde von Freunden, “I am happy because this is my work and my life.” Dirand says that inspiration comes very quickly to him, and that “before a project is drawn it appears in flashes.”


Joseph Dirand Architecture

Joseph Dirand Architecture


1998 - Present

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