Author(s): Axel Vervoordt
This book provides a rare insight into the stunning interiors created by one of the world's leading antiques dealers. Axel Vervoordt's Castle of Gravenwezel and his Kanaal gallery in Belgium attract visitors from all over the world. Previous books on Vervoordt have brought the splendid objects on display in these remarkable locations to an even wider audience. In this new work, the great antiques dealer reveals for the first time the other interiors he has created in locations both in Europe and the United States. The extent of Vervoordt's talent is revealed in the unique atmosphere of the twenty-three houses presented in this book. The variety of styles reflects Vervoordt's love of eclecticism, and his authentic and welcoming interiors are inspirational for amateurs and professionals alike. From a Swiss chalet to a Miami mansion or a Bordeaux chateau, Vervoordt's creations are perfectly in tune with the character and history of each space.
Armelle Baron, president of the European Confederation of Art Experts (CEDEA), is an expert on antique paintings. A journalist, she has contributed to numerous art-exhibition catalogs.Christian Sarramon has published his photographs in many Flammarion books, including "Living in Provence" (2003), "Gourmet Shops of Paris" (2005), " Gourmet Bistros and Restaurants of Paris "(2006), " Provence Style" (2002) and "Living in Normandy" (2005).