The hotel ’Maison Champs-Elysées’ in Paris commissioned Maison Martin Margiela to redesign its interior – or big part of it. This is the very first hotel project for the fashion house, who redecorated seventeen rooms and suites, a restaurant, a smoking room, a bar and the reception area. The result is an atypical atmosphere and spaces that offer touches of whimsy and surrealism. It starts at the reception area, shaped like a mirrored prism, which gives a sense of infinite. The limestone flagstone floor has random black slate insets ’as if scattered by the wind’. On the walls, the many picture lights illuminate non-existent paintings.
The most sought after suite is the Closet of Rarities, overwhelmingly black from walls to furniture and flooring. Its particularity is a full wall devoted to curiosities case displaying various art objects.
The Golden Salon suite is covered in black and white trompe-l’oeil wallpaper, depicting the 19th century wall moldings of the actual Golden Salon located in the hotel. The suite bathroom is contrasting with walls covered of colorful books spines.
I wouldn’t mind spending a week end at the Maison Champs-Elysées hotel, the Closet of Rarities Suite for me, please?
Photos via lamaisonchampselysees.com