05 Project implementation and coordination for private clients
During the project implementation stage, Benlolo Architectes Designers works in partnership with sub-contractors from a variety of different trades: structural building trades (demolition and masonry), decorating, plumbing and GDF-certified gas central heating, Consuel certified electricity, glazing (bespoke windows), locksmithing, shutters and blinds. A sister AAA-rated joinery and carpentry company, founded by Benny Benlolo that produces bespoke cabinetry and furniture, and provides kitchen and parquet installation services etc.
Benlolo Architectes Designers works with a variety of different trades on a regular basis – its substantial business address book is a testament to its competitive business approach and ability to obtain high quality services at the best prices. Benny Benlolo’s working relationships with his sub-contractors go back many years. At the core of these relationships lies effective communication, mutual understanding and trust, all of which help contribute to increased efficiency. Completed projects remain faithful to pre-established concept designs, timeframe and budgets.
The provision of materials and products specified is made possible through pre-existing relationships with a large number of suppliers:
Benlolo Architectes Designers purchases brassware and sanitary ware from multi-brand distributors, from mid-range to high-end brands, such as David B and Home & Bath Design Paris. These working partnerships facilitate highly effective product sourcing, which is essential to projects with original and unique schemes.
Marble and stone is sourced from France, Italy and Portugal and produced by SIB, Eberhardt and Antique Colonial in particular. Benny Benlolo personally visits his partner factories in order to select quality products.
He acquires mosaic tiles and flooring from producers such as Porcelanosa and Sicis. By working closely with these suppliers, he is able to obtain the best quality materials at competitive prices, within the required lead time. Parquet flooring is also selected directly from suppliers such as Admonter and Ivassalletti.
Mid-range carpeting is sourced from Rols, high-end from Tai Ping and patterned carpet from Codimat.
Woodwork, ornamentation/s and mouldings are crafted in the traditional way by the Michelet establishment, the last French woodturning craftsman, based in Paris.
Benny Benlolo acquires lighting and contemporary light fixtures and fittings from multi-brand distributors such as DEC that offer a vast array of on-trend products. Classical and high-end items/elements are obtained directly from brands like Barovier and Baccarat.
Similarly, he works with brands like Le Lièvre and Dedar Milano who supply wallpaper and fabrics.
Paint is sourced from high-end distributors such as Flamand and Tollens.
Classic and contemporary doors (hinged and sliding) come from Rimadesio and Gosimat. Benny Benlolo’s team of carpenters and joiners are responsible for bespoke projects.
Wood panelling and veneers are sourced directly from manufacturers Oberflex, Polyrey and Marotte.
Decorative fibrous plaster components are purchased from Auberlret & Laurent.
Ironmongery comes from various manufacturers: contemporary products are branded LMC, traditional mid-range products are by Houles and high-end traditional pieces are crafted by the Rémy Garnier workshop.
Italian manufacturers and designers such as Atra Cucine and Zampieri supply kitchens.
Mid-range contemporary furniture is sourced from multi-brand distributors.
Designer furniture, from the classic to the contemporary, is sourced from
IPE Cavalli, Fendi and Knoll.
In its role as a prime contractor, Benlolo Architectes Designers acts as overall project manager and a single point of contact for clients. Payments for work done, which are staged according to the retro planning schedule, are made directly to the practice.