MasterChef's Amandine Chaignot Is Inspired by Danish Design

On 05 May 2021, by La Gazette Drouot

The former "MasterChef" juror, seen in the kitchen of the Palais de Tokyo during their Creation Dinners, has for two years managed her own restaurant, Pouliche, in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.

 

Are you more interested in paintings, objects or photos?
Objects! Danish design inspires all my personal decorating. I have two armchairs by Norman Cherner, and a desk by Kai Kristiansen that I bought four years ago of which I’m particularly fond.

What is your favorite cultural exhibit at the moment?
The “Paris romantique" ("Romantic Paris") exhibition at the Petit Palais.

A work which you would like to own?
Egon Schiele's Les quatre arbres (The Four Trees), a contemplative work whose changing colors remind me of the chestnut trees in Paris. Also the book Nagori: la nostalgie de la saison qui vient de nous quitter (Nagori: Nostalgia for the Season which Has just Left Us), by Ryoko Sekiguchi, which I nominated for the Rungis Gourmet Prize in 2019.

The artist whose work most touches you?
The musician Ben Mazué, a brilliant lyricist with a strong sense of humor, whose cover of Magnolias Forever I listen to a lot.

FIAC or Biennale Paris?
Neither, because I try to avoid crowds as much as possible.

Is there a common theme to your acquisitions?
No, I’m drawn to whatever resonates with me the most...

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