all images courtesy of maison champs-elysées and maison martin margiela
french fashion house maison martin margiela was commissioned by hotel maison champs-elysées in paris
to reconceive the interior design of the building. the five-star estate that opened this month
is located within the historic maison de centraliens in the heart of the city of lights and will feature 57 rooms,
5 junior suites, and 6 suites. the architecture of the structure at number 8, rue jean goujon, brings forth the essence
of a french maison.
la maison champs-elysées aims to redefine what you might expect from a
hotel and bring you a new lifestyle experience,
simplicity, yet full of abundant details. here is a look at some of the design details of the new space.
some of the walls are covered in black and white wallpaper that speak of classic french architecture
door to reception
here is a look the couloir argent in progress:
in 1864, the duchess of rivoli, princess of essling, great mistress of the house of empress eugenie,
purchased the land – in which the hotel sits – in order to have her house conceived by french architect jules pellechet,
completed in 1866 in the purest classical parisian style, haussmannien. later, the property was bought by the association
of centraliens in 1919 in order to welcome the activities of the alumni association of paris’ école centrale.
since 1989 it has been enlarged to function as a hotel.
‘we are happy to reinterpret another house for our first hotel project in paris.
we have created a theatrical environment where reality and trompe-l’oeil are mixing together.
the result is several sets with intertwined references giving an atypical ambiance harmoniously
opposing past and present.’ – maison martin margiela
‘for our clientele who are constantly looking for new lifestyle experiences, we wish to redefine what
you may expect from being a hotel guest today. together with maison martin margiela,
we are aiming at a luxurious yet relaxed place where purity of forms is matched with amazing detailing,
in a corner of paris which gathers all of the most presgious french couture houses.’
- bernadette chevalier, president of exclusive hotels for maison champs-elysées