A private mansion with an Art Nouveau palatial facade designed by Charles Girault, architect of the Petit and Grand Palais, Blanche is at the same time a sports club, a restaurant, a cocktail bar and a private cinema. Between heritage and contemporary, the club dedicates its floors to sport, culture and harmony. Its 20 m swimming pool with its raw and radical lines was designed by the Franck Hammoutène architecture studio, its restaurant, the B.B., woodwork and marble designed by the interior design duo Toro & Liautard. In the oven, chef Jean Imbert blends local products with the contemporary architecture of the plate.
It takes its as its theme the 1920’s and the Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre. The 44sqm boutique uses metal shelving from floor to ceiling, a central counter and a trestle table, a long metal sink lacquered pink and some lovely pieces of vintage furniture including an armchair by Pierre Paulin and Gae Aulenti’s Quadrifoglio lamp.
IThe ultra cool André and Lionel have teamed up with Thierry Costes to recreate the Parisian spirit that reigned in the Pigalle of yesteryear and the twenty four rooms, four of which designed by Sophie Calle, Marc Newson and the M/M are ultra trendy with details like Marimekko curtains.
The Opera Garnier quietly called on architect Odile Decq to deck its protean mezzanine with tables and create a restaurant. Nestled among the pillars of the eastern flank, the restaurant came into existence like an image that flickers and waves before coming into focus.
“Embody the spirit of a Parisian neighborhood that is both historic and alive, and conceive of a place in which to tell the story of Pigalle along the lines of a community collective”: such was the challenge that Charlotte de Tonnac and Hugo Sauzay of Festen agency met with panache.