Hotel Vernet finds itself on Rue Vernet in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, wonderfully nestled between the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre Museum. If you don’t know Paris, the area blends the past with the contemporary, well known for its stunning historic buildings as well as a plethora of shopping, bars and nightlife.
Prolific Parisian architect Albert Joseph Sélonier designed the Hotel in 1913, when architecture was hovering between Art Nouveau and Art Deco and the original features of the hotel applaud the period. To contextualize: this was around the same time that Coco Chanel opened her first shop, the Titanic was built and the Mona Lisa was freshly stolen from the nearby Louvre.
Recently undergoing several years of renovation with the help of interior designer François Champsaur, the hotel now reveals an expert blend of the opulent past and the modernity of contemporary Paris.
Champsaur chose Andreu World’s New Brandy chairs and Quattro tables designed by Lievorre, Altherr & Molina (pictured below) to complete the refurbishment of the dining area, with New Brandy chairs appearing in a colour palette which acknowledges both the decadence of early 20th century France and contemporary bold styling; this appears to mirror the brief for the refurb, which now firmly places Hotel Vernet at the top of our European bucket list.
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