Founded in 2015, Le Sauvage Décorateur is inspired by the Daniel Defoe classic, Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Defoe’s’ hero, is an English gentleman shipwrecked on a remote tropical Island. Using planks of wood salvaged from his sunken vessel, Robinson constructs a fantastical colonial residence furnished with natural elements so that palm leaves provide the roof, coconuts become a dining set complete with a centerpiece of wild flowers.
The philosophy of Le Sauvage Décorateur takes shape between the walls of Robinson Crusoes’ residence in the form of unique artworks –expertly realized with the technique of collage. Here, Western certainties are contaminated by the colorful explosion of the Tropics. Flora and fauna invade cities, buildings and rooms justifying the presence of pink flamingos’s nesting among Parisian roofs. Shy giraffes repose behind mosquito nets. Parmigianino’s’ “Turkish Slave” models a banana leaf hat and monkeys play with vintage trunks.
Pictures inspired by travels, old illustrations, vintage magazines and books discovered in an old loft or from various flea markets become creative patchworks and eclectic patterns to decorate not only the domestic walls.