Design visionary Thierry Despont brings his elegant aesthetic and inspired
sophistication to the private residential spaces within One Dalton.
Known best for his work at the Ritz Paris, the Carlyle Hotel in New York, and the Cartier Mansion on Fifth Avenue, master designer Thierry Despont brings an elegance and sophistication that is both personal and comfortable to the interiors of One Dalton. “I create places where people can dance and eat and sleep, places of dreams and memories,” says Despont. Most recently inducted into the first ever Architectural Digest AD100 Hall of Fame, Mr. Despont is one of ten masters of architecture and interior design to be recognized for masterful contributions to their fields.
A graduate of the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Paris, and holding a Master of City Planning and Urban Design from Harvard University, Mr. Despont’s reputation is established across the continents of Europe and North America. He has created homes for Bill and Melinda Gates; contributed to the restoration of the Statue of Liberty; and designed the Harry Winston boutique in Beverly Hills. His interiors are a compliment to the spirit of the architecture, creating spaces that reflect the character, history and stories of the people who live there. “A good home is the portrait of its owner,” he says.
While he possesses a flair for the dramatic and is somewhat obsessed with the 17th century, Despont’s keen eye and appreciation of detail allows him to artfully blend elements from different periods and genres that welcome people into a story. His interiors are exceptional, yet practical; magnificent yet comfortable. ‘The one thing clients all have in common is, no matter what their style, they put comfort and practicality first.”
In addition to being a Knight of the French Legion of Honor, a Knight of the Arts and Letters, and the author of a series of books based on his projects, Thierry Despont is also an established artist and sculptor. His work is shown at the esteemed Marlborough Gallery, and has been exhibited at galleries from London to Buenos Aires. Boston as it has never been seen before. Mr. Despont’s design articulation of history moving forward, as seen in the brilliance of his renovation work, is the perfect synthesis of what Boston was and what it is becoming. It is luxury in its purest form, elegant, practical, sophisticated. Or as Despont would say, “…a portrait of its owner.”