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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.Maison Champs-Elysées - Reception area

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.
Closet of Rarities Suite
Closet of Rarities Suite

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.
Golden Salon Suite
Golden Salon Suite
Gilded Salon Suite

The White lounge features delightful mirrored tables that reflect the grouped sofas covered with white cotton and linen.
White Lounge

The Cigar room is like a negative of the White Lounge, where black is dominant. The French paneling is made of stunning black burnt wood.
Cigar Room

Last but not least, the Antin Hall is worth a look, with its walls and ceiling entirely covered in aluminium sheets, applied by hand.
Antin Hall

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

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