André Latin HotelInteriors | 14 Jul 2016
BELLE ÉPOQUE, MODERNITY AND RETRO LIGHTING TOGETHER IN THE SAME SPACE
Located in the heart of the Quartier Latin, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Paris, the majestic André Latin hotel reopens its doors after a few months of renovations. Inspired by the Belle Époque, Fabien and Guillaume Sodano decided to honor his grandfather and founder of that space - André Sodano - and reinvented their hotel based on the codes extracted from that iconic era. The new design conceived to André Latin a touch of modernity and a welcoming environment, full of elegance and authenticity. The warm atmosphere that is immediately felt in the cocktail bar is mainly revealed by a combination of luxurious sofas in tweed, marble bistro tables, mirrors, Art Deco furniture and works of art from the 50’s, that perfectly reflect the spirit of Quartier Latin.
Designed by the interior designer Michael Malapert, the renovation of the hotel was throughly designed, floor by floor, and aimed to create a dynamic dialogue between two worlds: the memory of grandfather André and the modern touch of today. Capturing all the charm of the place, some original walls were protected to uphold the heritage of the building. The furniture, designed from 50 legendary models, only uses noble materials like marble, brass, solid wood and beveled mirrors. The black and white ceramic paving accompanies the lighting fixtures provided by Gubi and DelightFULL, facing the bistro tables and the seats covered with Kvadrat. From DelightFULL, the Hotel André Latin counts with pieces from Heritage Collection: the Brubeck Wall Lamp, at the cocktail bar, and the Galliano Wall Lamp, at the bedrooms.
This is an iconic project, full of memories, that brings together the best of history and contemporaneity.
Text: Isadora Faustino
Photos: Sébastien Véronèse