Of Armenian origin, and born in Lebanon, he moved to France in 1976, and is very much a citizen, or designer, of the world. After studying interior architecture in Paris, he landed a dream first job, as Ralph Lauren's creative director for Europe, a role he took on for 7 years.

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By 1993, Minassian launched Chahan Interior Design, with operations in the States, Canada, Europe and Japan, designing homes for the world's rich set.

In 1999, he opened a showrooms for his ''haute couture'' designs at 12 rue de Beaune, Paris. His style is defined by a mixture of textures, lights, rare pieces, clean lines, timeless designs and historical references; all presented in luxurious, serene but above all personal spaces.

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Minassian explains that his work is all about the individual, he says, "show me your place and I shall tell you who you are.''

Since 2001, he has become a prominent figure at antique and design fairs, including the Pavilion of Arts and Design, Design Art London and Interior AD.

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Over the years, Minassian's styles have continued to be showcased around the world, in Los Angles at the Gray Gallery; the M building in Miami's Art District; chalets in Gstaad, Kitzbuhel; a bank in Zurich; prestigious apartments in New York and London, Hotel de Crillon and even a 100 metre yacht.

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Now, his influence on the interior design world continues as he partners up with Paris auction house Artcurial to curate their House of Time and Style sale.

The stunning sale at Artcurial features silverware, porcelain, elegant Italian, English, French, furniture, an incredible selection of staircases, bronze works, lighting and rugs. Check out a selection from the sale in the gallery above.

The Period and Style: Classic Interiors sale will take place on 20th April, 2016 at Artcurial. Search Artcurial on Barnebys here.

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