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Pink Contemporary Lamps Highlight the Louvre’s Café Mollien Redesign

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by Promila Shastri last modified Jun 20, 2016

The Café Mollien, a strategically located dining spot inside the Louvre, has been given a facelift by designer Mathieu Lehanneur, who has also contributed a contemporary bespoke lighting installation that acts as the project’s centerpiece. Linking the Louvre’s Denon wing—which houses the museum’s most famous acquisition, the Mona Lisa—with the Tuileries Gardens, Café Mollien occupies a prime spot in […]




 

 

Louvre Cafe Mollien Pink Lamp Installation

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, who redesigned the Louvre’s Cafe Mollien, has created a pink bespoke lighting installation for the purpose.

The Café Mollien, a strategically located dining spot inside the Louvre, has been given a facelift by designer Mathieu Lehanneur, who has also contributed a contemporary bespoke lighting installation that acts as the project’s centerpiece. Linking the Louvre’s Denon wing—which houses the museum’s most famous acquisition, the Mona Lisa—with the Tuileries Gardens, Café Mollien occupies a prime spot in the Louvre complex, and features an L-shaped dining area that resides between two sweeping staircases, and remains visible through massive corinthian columns to visitors in the rotunda below.

Louvre Cafe Mollien View From Rotunda

Visible between the Corinthian columns of the Louvre’s interior, Cafe Mollien’s new lighting installation measures almost 15 feet in height.

Mathieu Lahanneur, who oversaw the entire refurbishment project, has taken full advantage of Café Mollien’s glamorous context, creating a striking feature—comprised of 3 pink acrylic ovals dangling from polished brass stems—which presents a contracting brand of elegance to the interior’s lavish architectural ornamentation.  Measuring almost 15 feet in height, and blurring the line between modern lighting and contemporary sculpture, Lehanneur’s creation matches in lightness and simplicity the accompanying furnishings—all-white contemporary chairs with brass-accented white cafe tables—offering a visual counterpoint to the long marble bar on the opposite side.

Mathieu Lehanneur Lighting Installation

A trio of pink egg-shaped acrylic shades are the most striking element of Mathieu Lehanneur’s lighting installation for Cafe Mollien.

French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, who has never shied away from the color pink (see here and here) describes his pink-hued bespoke lighting installation for Café Mollien’s as ‘three, large pale-pink eggs; luminous and translucent, floating in space and inhabiting the void that separates us from the ceiling…’

Mathie Lehanneur Cafe Mollien Refurbishment

Strategically located between ornamental staircases, Cafe Mollien now features a large lighting installation, visible from below.

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