13 Boulevard Du Temple
50 rooms and suites
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ARCHITECTURE / DESIGN
Light is the key design element at the MURANO Resort in Paris, be it customisable lighting sequences in guest rooms, pinpricks of cobalt blue in corridors, or whirling swirls of colour projected onto the bar wall. All throughout the hotel, brilliant blues meet hazy pinks, blazing yellows meet soft lilacs, vermilions and violets meet amaranths and apricots. Designer duo Christine Derory and Raymond Morel followed three main principles when creating the artfully playful MURANO Resort: simplicity of form, quality of material, and depth of colour. Their core materials were thus marble, leather, linen and cotton, their core shapes rounded and voluminous. Design collaborations with Starck, Dirade, Mob Apart and LRD assured the highest standard of furniture and finishes, while commissioned works by artisans provided a unique, handcrafted touch.
Though the building’s 19th century exterior was retained, the inside was turned on its head. Behind the unadorned white facade now lies a futuristic ground floor filled with stainless steel, frosted windows and glass sculptures by artist Vincent Breed. Fabric screens hang from the ceiling of a long entrance corridor whose white marble floor is scattered with padded silver chairs. Upstairs on the guestroom storeys, dark hallways are lined with unsettling trompe l’oeil wallpaper, and heavy room-doors evoke images of butcher’s shop deep-freezers – making it all the more fantastic to discover the bright, airy rooms that hide behind them. The rooms are blissful affairs with white matte walls, luminous cubes, modern paintings, pop art objects, layered curtains and moulded glass desks. Bathrooms are sleekly crafted in black and white, comprised mostly of stone, slate, chrome and ebony.
Downstairs, the restaurant is a modern understatement featuring soft-cushioned armchairs and neon up-lit glassware arranged beneath a maze of stalactites suspended from the ceiling. The lounge boasts an equally wild aesthetic embodied by swank tulip-shaped armchairs, deep red carpets and giant padded walls. The black slate bar is low and long, lit up by a whirling fusion of colours projected onto the wall behind it.