Hotels, Lodging & Restaurants: La Maison Champs-Elysées in Paris
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Maison Martin Margiela's surreal interiors for the Hotel La Maison Champs-Elysées were designed with an eye to "irony, illusion, and respect for the building's heritage." The first hotel project of Maison Martin Margiela (founded by elusive fashion designer Martin Margiela , who departed the company a few years ago), the Hotel La Maison Champs-Elysées is consistent with Margiela's propensity for reworking a palette of blacks, whites, and pale tones. The design house applies Margiela's trademark palette to the interior spaces; the result is a fantastical, evocative world full of surprising trompe l'oeil moments and understated glamour. Images via Hotel La Maison Champs-Elysees . Above: The Haussmann-era townhouse was built in 1866 for the Duchess of Rivoli. Above: A glossy black piano contrasts with the pure white surroundings, setting the scene for Maison Martin Margiela's reworked palette. Above: A bottle lamp from Margiela's Line 13 collection. Above: A golden door stands in dramatic contrast to the Cigar Bar. Above: In the Closet of Rarities suite, the designers created a multi-textured dark sleeping chamber, featuring distressed charcoal gray linen, dark black stained floors, and coal black walls. Above: Maison Martin Margiela often uses mirrored surfaces to create illusory effects, as shown here on this night table. Above: The blue black feathers of this surreal lamp suggest flight at night. Above: A cabinet of curiosities. Above: A cluster of carved mushrooms create an unexpected landscape. Above: A combination of mirrors and fabric trompe l'oeil wall stickers (available from Couture Lab ) creates a feeling of infinite doorways.