It’s no surprise that Franka Holtmann, General Manager of Le Meurice, has chosen Philippe Starck to restore Le Meurice’s heritage. He turned the building into a hymn to beauty and richness. His response is an «invisible transformation» with considerations of colour and light, a new interpretation of furniture, a play on transparency and movement.
‘I wanted Le Meurice to move to a different beat, a warmer, more welcoming, more glamorous heart. I see Le Meurice as the most French of places, where everyone must feel at home. I want to shake it up, to make it a new destination where people will come to enjoy time out, lunch, a drink, or be transported by gastronomy.”
“I asked Philippe Staatmosprck to imagine a new here, to create a mood that would enhance and respect the beauty and proportions of this magnificent palace. His response is what I had secretly dreamed of. Philippe Starck will reveal Le Meurice’s soul.’’ said Franka Holtmann.
‘Le Meurice is like Sleeping Beauty, Beautiful, elegant, romantic, classic, timeless, But caught in slumber. A not-quite-charming prince has kissed her And suddenly she springs to life. An extravagant life, thrilling, luminous, sexy, bubbling and unique. Stone becomes fire, wood becomes flesh, waiters are knights in shining armour, Chambermaids fairies and the chefs ogres…”
“In a few months the new Le Meurice will open the doors Of its enchanted interior, To leave us enchanted.’’ told Philippe Starck.
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