Hotel Champs Elysées by Maison Martin Margiela
The hotel that Maison Martin Margiela decorated is open for business. After developing their minimalist luxe style for a first interiors project back in 2008 in Paris for the ‘Elle Décoration’ suite at the Cité Chaillot, Maison Martin Margiela then decorated one suite for a hotel in Bordeaux, Les Sources de Caudalie, and now present their ‘couture’ concept for 7 suites and 10 rooms (of a total of 57), plus the restaurant La Table du Huit, and lobby areas, of the 19th-century 4-star hotel, La Maison Champs-Elysées. They have created ‘a theatrical universe, where reality and make-believe blend.’ There’s the signature MMM white-out, of course, the cotton chair covers, the trompe l’oeil, but also black and leather for the smoking room, and gold, silver and wood details throughout. And the Maison’s poetic sense of humour. Public rates start at about 760€ per night.
La Maison Champs Elysées, 8 rue Jean Goujon, 16th. www.lamaisonchampselysees.com/