Decca worked together with the Sodexo Group to produce unique bespoke pieces, paired with items from Decca's standard collections for the luxurious 'Liberty Barge' moored by the Port de Javel in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.
Sodexo invited Decca Furniture to manage the entire project, entrusting us with overseeing the interior design process. This included specification of the furniture, decorational pieces and upholstery items such as curtains and fabrics.
A selection of standard Bolier and Decca Home finishes used on this project.
To create a cosy residential atmosphere, the finishes were comprised mainly of natural shades, ranging from light to dark, with red-undertones added to some which provided additional warmth. The largely neutral palette allowed for the use of contrast colours and geometric fabrics, creating further interest, while not detracting from the overall balance of the interior.
Liberty is a place that is both bright and welcoming, exuding a high-end residential ambiance that provides visitors with the feeling of being in their own private living room.
The retractable glass roof and the wide windows open up to reveal mesmerising views of Paris's landmark monuments, such as the Eiffel tower and the Statue of Liberty by Pont de Grenelle.
The main finishes used on the furniture were from the Decca Home standard collection. However, it was crucial we carefully considered their application to ensure they conformed with the existing constructional elements on the barge, in particular the fitted millwork and upholstery pieces.
One of the most notable bespoke pieces Decca produced was a large fitted bookcase. Spanning practically an entire wall, it created a home office environment complete with boardroom table. There are two bookcases on the Liberty, one being located on the main deck and the other on the lower level.
Bespoke bookcase with TV unit
The project lasted approximately five months from conception through to delivery. Using our extensive knowledge and expertise of material finishes and manufacturing processes, Decca successfully guided Sodexo through the design development process. As a result of this partnership, the two companies relationship is now well established subsequently leading to other projects, including Le Pré Catelan in Bois de Boulogne, 2016.