The posh way of life listing: Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar, main inside designer and occasion and marriage ceremony designer
We met Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar, a leading interior designer, event and wedding designer. He designs for clients all over the world and is known for combining limitless creativity and flawless production at the highest level, whether it’s building a yacht in the Caribbean, renovating a French castle or designing a wedding on a private one Island acts. Ali is from Iran and France and currently lives in the south of France.
My car of choice
Vintage. Always. I’m especially in love with cars from the 1920s and 1930s. These vintage cars are so romantic, from their extravagant interiors to their gorgeous exteriors. Of course, cars were more expensive to manufacture back then, so they were all luxury goods. I think you can really say that the details of the cars from that period are exceptional.
My favorite vacation destination
In the middle of nowhere. A private island or somewhere high up in the mountains, without neighbors and with an expansive landscape. Basically a place with enough space for great perspective and deep reflection. I also spend a large part of my vacation time traveling for my foundation work and I help those in need for the same reasons.
My device that I can’t live without
My phone and my steamer. I do everything from my phone and I am a perfectionist.
I go to the fashion brand
I don’t like brands with labels. That’s why I like brands like Loro Piana or extremely high-quality vintage pieces. I’ve had several fashion brands myself and I know what good quality looks like. That’s why I pay close attention to how something is made and what materials are used.
My airline of choice
Emirates, Qatar or Singapore Airlines. It depends a lot on the goal. And of course nothing beats a private plane!
My favorite watch brand
I never buy commercial watches. I’m more of a vintage watch man. Everything unique and rare will strike me. This type of watch is not only more beautiful, it also has a story and therefore its own personality. For me it is something that is worth honoring and carrying.
My favorite restaurant
I love eating in restaurants so I have a lot of favorites. However, I don’t like trendy or famous places, for me it’s more about the ambience and whether the food is made with love. For this reason, I am mainly drawn to small family-run restaurants that are characterized by creating an ideal natural balance of cozy atmosphere and great food, whose recipes have been perfected over generations.
My guilty pleasure
Oh i have too many! Truffle cake, wines and champagnes and great Persian food.
My favorite way to give something back
I like being able to make a difference not only financially, but also physically and emotionally. I work a lot with hospitals, orphanages and schools. Working there isn’t just about signing a check. but also be present. Showing oneself, being practical and providing advice in everyday life is often just as important as financial support. I think it’s helpful not only to her but also to me; It gives me a better understanding of how things work and how I can help in the long term.