studio makkink & bey revive interiors of hôtel dupanloup in orléans
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the seventeenth century building, ‘hôtel dupanloup’ in orléans, france historically stood as the home of a bishop, but has since been acquired by the local university to function as an international research centre for the educational institution. to renew the space so that it well serves students and faculty, the french artistic nationale commission invited studio makkink & bey to renew the main hall, and all 23 working / meeting rooms of the existing architecture.

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the interior design has been conceived as a series of three-dimensional collages
photo ministère de la culture et de la communication / drac centre – françois lauginie

 

 

 

the past and present are merged in the dutch studio’s renovation scheme which has been conceived as a series of spatial installations, transforming the hôtel dupanloup’s chambers into vibrant public spaces. the resulting interior design creates an environment rich in context for visitors and researchers of the international research center of the university of orléans to meet and work in. the eclectic three dimensional collages of furniture see the office and communal areas outfitted in tables, chairs, sofas etc., also conceived by studio makkink & bey, including: PROOF worksofa’s, earchairs and sideseats in updated color schemes, a ‘dupanloup chair and table’ specially developed for the project, antique pieces, as well as a special edition of their ‘tree trunk bench’.

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the past and the present merge in the renovation project
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carpets and curtains outline the reprogrammed spaces, while at the same time introducing heraldry that narrates the content of local archives, such as orléans fine art museum, the frac centre and house of jeanne d’arc. collectively, the room-in-a-room interiors form intriguing spatial lives portraying several layers of time, or as director of cultural affair of the centre rgion, sylvie le clech describes them, ‘a treasure hunt across centuries‘.

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the work and communal spaces are outfitted in furniture also designed by studio makkink & bey
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studio makkink & bey’s interior design for ‘hôtel dupanloup’ finalizes in september 2014, and will be revealed in conjunction with a publication that outlines the process development of the renovation project.

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carpets and curtains outline the reprogrammed spaces while introducing a heraldry that narrates content from local archives
photo by studio makkink & bey

 

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colorful furnishings contrast with the historical architecture
photo by studio makkink & bey

 

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large curtains featuring historical scenes divide the space
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general view of one of the meeting rooms
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small stage and presentation area
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