CARBONDALE is an award winning internationally acclaimed Architecture office established in Paris France, founded by the American Architect Eric Carlson. The design philosophy is first and foremost based in a research for the “exceptional”. Commitment to the “exceptional” makes exceptional service a vital part of CARBONDALE’s intensive collaboration with their Clients. This approach stems from the experience of working on projects of prestige that demand the combination of innovative contemporary design with outstanding materials, detailing and craftsmanship. CARBONDALE’s distinctive designs are the result of a progressive architecture ideology fixed on pragmatic foundations.
A wide variety of projects types have been realized by CARBONDALE, ranging in scales from Urban Design, Building Architectural to Interior Architecture and Furniture Design, within settings throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. The office is renown as the first to bring “Architecture” to luxury brands, notably with designs for the prominent Louis Vuitton building on the Champs Elysées in Paris, as well as boutiques for Dolce & Gabbana, Celine, TAG Heuer, Longchamp, H Stern, Tiffany & Co. and Paspaley Pearls. Recent creations include the Galaria Canalejas Interior in Madrid, the Dolce & Gabbana Palazzo Torres in Venice and the Iguatemi Plaza Atrium and Piselli Restaurant in Sao Paulo.
Architectural honors and distinctions include, Unesco’s Prix Versaille “The Best Retail Interior Design in the World” 2018, Architectural Digest’s “Best Designers of 2013,” “Asia’s Top 10 Best Retail Interior Design Projects” in 2013 for Hong Kong’s Perspective magazine, the UK Lighting Award for “Best International Project” in 2013 and “The Rare Talent Prize” for 2009-2010 for the Center for Luxury and Creation in Paris France, the Award for “The Most Beautiful Construction in Metal in 2006” for the Atrium of the Louis Vuitton Champs Elysées Building. Additionally the Seoul LV Building on the prestigious Cheongdam-Dong fashion street received the Outstanding Design Award from the Seoul Metropolitan Government in South Korea. Exhibitions of resent works include “Logique / Visuelle” in Tokyo and “Inclusive” at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin and the Milk Gallery in New York.