The Luxury Design of Carbondale (Paris)
While on a recent trip to the City of Lights, I was invited to meet with Eric Carlson, architect extraordinaire and proprietor of Carbondale.
Darla Worden: Where did the name Carbondale come from? Is there any connection to our beloved Colorado town?
Eric Carlson: I heard a program on NPR talking about the strength of carbon and I would like to tell you that is where I got the name, but actually it’s because I grew up in Carbondale, Illinois.
DW: Your firm designed the cultural attractions of Dolce&Gabbana in Venice, and the prominent Louis Vuitton building on the Champs Elysee, along with many other prominent retail architecture projects. Do you also work in residential?
EC: I prefer to say that we work in the “luxury” category, as opposed to being labeled commercial, residential or retail. All the work Carbondale creates is in the luxury niche.
DW: Our readers love mountains and build homes there. Is there anything you would like to share with them?
EC: I would say, “build upon ideas.” Instead of building what someone else already has done, collaborate with your architect to create a new home just for you. Customization is key.