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.