Smooth, minimalist, organic, seductive, harmonious, futuristic… These are just some of the words which come to mind when looking at the images of St Hilaire Church designed by Paris based . These words are not exactly the type I would usually associate with architecture of religious buildings, but you see – there’s always a first for everything.



Mathieu has created a space which sits comfortably somewhere between the past, the present and the future, where tradition and technology interact, and the original and the new exist in perfect harmony – alabaster amber and original sandstone look like a match made in heaven. The result is unexpected, almost bizarre, yet it feels really comfortable, natural, ceremonial and – above all – very beautiful.



 graduated from ENSCI-Les Ateliers (French National School for Industrial Design) in 2001 and opened his industrial design and interior architecture studio the same year. Through his practice, Mathieu has developed a “real passion for interactions between the body and its environment, living systems and the scientific world.”

Hats off Mathieu.


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    And hats off to the authorities and religious institutions for having the courage and boldness to commision the designer and then follow it through. What a brilliant interior project.


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