Interview with comedian Bruno Madinier. At home, he advocates for an "art of simplicity". Some objects and paintings, very little furniture: place to the essential.
Bruno Madinier has agreed to let us discover his apartment, just before joining the scene of the Saint-Georges theater where he plays one of the main roles of "Not even true". Become popular by interpreting judge Cordier in the series of TF1 alongside Pierre Mondy, Bruno Madinier is a lover of Paris and its cafes: he admits to "thirst for bitumen" and love "to be in life".
So, after several moves in the capital and even a long time in Saint-Cloud, he chose to settle in the heart of the 8th arrondissement, which also allows him to be close to his office. Passionate about decoration, he still relies on Camille, his wife who was the conductor of all their sites ... Interview.
Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?
Bruno Madinier: In the bedroom or the large TV lounge. In fact, I spend little time in my apartment but when I'm there, I appreciate its very cozy side.
Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?
Bruno Madinier: I prefer objects to furniture, so we have very little and then, especially I hate family furniture! I learned not to burden myself with what others have bought, I do not want to drag me stuff useless or that is not my choice.
All in all, it's a mix of old-fashioned furniture with modern touches like the large glass design coffee table in the living room which is at the center of the three U-shaped sofas. in Montrouge we bought a lot at Dousson, which has since closed. We travel often, especially in Morocco, and we brought back many objects that come from Africa. It creates an atmosphere.
The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?
Bruno Madinier: The kitchen which is at the same time dining room and library. It is opened by a double door on the living room.
An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?
Bruno Madinier: There is a painting that has always been in our living rooms for a long time ... and then a pair of wooden statuettes coming from South Asia is to which I particularly like. They are characters in traditional costumes: a couple with a child.
Your favorite color in your home?
Bruno Madinier: We prefer soft colors, warm materials like wood. We have old wooden floors and the colors that dominate are in the taupe, purple, red, beige, ocher, gray ... We also made gilding in the old to give a Florentine side. As my father-in-law is a painter, we have some of his paintings following us in our apartments. Sometimes, the decoration is oriented from the colors of a canvas.
Doors, curtains? What does it inspire you?
Bruno Madinier: My wife has a taste for curtains, the choice of fabrics, she has always searched the collections of publishers at the Saint-Pierre market. When you restructure a space to enlarge, you always keep doors, even if you leave them open!
The kitchen, rather open or closed?
Bruno Madinier: It is an open kitchen that serves as a dining room with a double door open to the living room. It was my wife's dream to have a kitchen-dining room that was a library at the same time. The kitchen units and all the appliances are hidden. Everything is wood in gray taupe, it goes well with the color of the floor, the stove and shelves of the library!
A dish unexpectedly?
Bruno Madinier: There will always be a dish on the run because my wife loves to cook. This is not my case. And since we love wine, there will always be a good bottle. And when you live in Paris, you can always go out and have dinner outside.
Your last useful or futile purchase for the house?
Bruno Madinier: Not recently for lack of time! My wife china and my pleasure is to discover what she has found. From time to time, we will make flea markets when we have a particular project.
And the TV, which room?
Bruno Madinier: There is a TV lounge. And in the bedroom, she is stashed in a piece of furniture that folds like a trunk. When you fall tired, it's not bad to watch TV in bed!
Do you live with music or rather in silence?
Bruno Madinier: I love music but my wife and I do not have the same hearing! She thinks that music is listening and that it is incompatible with conversations, ... I love to always have music in the background. I have nearly 20,000 songs on my computer, with very eclectic tastes.
What is on your bedside table?
Bruno Madinier: She is very small and there is nothing except the current books, arranged on a small shelf above. I only pose the objects of everyday use: watch and phone! I'm short of time for reading, the moments when I read it especially during the holidays ... At the moment, I have a book of Jean Teulé "Le Magasin des Suicides", and some others ... which I do not even remember more titles. That's the time I have!
Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?
Bruno Madinier: A terrace ! It's my dream, because it's great to enjoy Parisian life and get in the sun!
Rather orderly or messy?
Bruno Madinier: Rather orderly but sometimes, the brothel settles. So from time to time, when the cupboards overflow, we try to restore order. On this subject, I have offered to many friends " The art of simplicity "or how to get rid of the superfluous.It is a book very practical to learn to store in his closets and keep the essential ... especially when you move often: five times in twenty years! Generally, we give or we put to the deposit sale because we like to change ...
Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?
Bruno Madinier: I hate green plants. The geraniums on the windows give me the impression of being in a "still space time". But the flowers, yes! I love to compose bouquets and make color assemblies ...
Your addresses or favorite brands for the home?
Bruno Madinier: Good addresses for fabrics, decor, dishes ... is the area reserved for my wife.
On stage at the Théâtre Saint-Georges in "Not even true" until April 26, 2014, in a crazy family comedy, Bruno Madinier gives the reply to Raphaëline Goupilleau. Text co-written by Sébastien Blanc and Nicolas Poiret and directed by Jean-Luc Revol.
Poster of the show "Not even true" with Bruno Madinier