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elliott barnes interiors


Elliott Barnes is a licensed architect in Los Angeles, California, and a practicing interior designer in Paris, France.  After receiving a Bachelor and Masters degree in architecture and urban design from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York in 1985, he began his professional career in the Los Angeles offices of Arthur Erickson Architects.

In 1987, he encountered Andrée Putman and began his work in interior design at Ecart S.A. as a project designer. Simultaneously, he pursued academic interests as a visiting professor first with Cornell University in Europe, Arizona State University, and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and from 1993 to 1995 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

In 1997 he was invited to become Andrée Putman’s partner as well as the design and managing partner of the renowned interior design office Andrée Putman sarl.

In addition to the design and construction of luxury residential projects in Europe, Japan and the Middle East, Mr. Barnes was extensively involved in the design and realization of two distinguished hotel projects.  June 2000, witnessed the completion of the Wolfsburg Ritz Carlton Hotel, a five star 183 room luxury hotel for Volkswagen AG and the Ritz Carlton hotel group on the carmaker’s AUTOSTADT site in Wolfsburg, Germany. The project received the prestigious, Best Hotel in Germany Award for 2002.  The fall of 2001 was marked by the opening of Pershing Hall, a 26 room four star luxury hotel in Paris.

At the start of 2004, Mr. Barnes established his own office elliott barnes interiors or ebi. Immediately, the firm began work on the design of private luxury apartments and private villas in Paris and France. The beginning of 2008 was highlighted by the reopening of the internationally acclaimed Jazz Club, Le Duc des Lombards after an 11 month redesign by ebi. The team has also completed a showcase apartment for a high end residential tower in Tokyo, and is currently involved in the creation of three design typologies for a beachside ecological residential development near Bordeaux.

ebi’s international reputation for creative work and high standards of quality is maintained through the creation of specific teams for each project. Each project team is led by a dedicated designer and each project benefits from the personal involvement Mr. Barnes. More than 20 years of international interior design experience is implemented to guide an efficient design office composed of six interior designers.

In each project undertaken, whether locally or internationally, the firm surrounds itself with a team of experienced colleagues and consultants who share the same vision, and whose technical competence in a given area or market, permits the realization of highly detailed projects.

Through concepts with “un certain regard”, effective professional collaborations and with the highest quality of construction, elliott barnes interiors creates spaces with unique atmospheres that are in perfect accord with their surroundings.


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