Together they gave spaces form, always striving for purity. Their intellectual candour ensures that their work never indulges ephemeral fashions. Their style, to which they always remain true, makes its impact through its simplicity. Their approach is clearly architectural and thus goes further than the simple decorative. True interior design is in reality a service project, a project to create more clarity and to create freedom. Claire Bataille and Paul Ibens do not dress their interiors, they structure them. Their projects have to be first and foremost functional. They like to create a neutral environment in which all works, all styles are in their place.