Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Le Royal Monceau is back and better than ever!

According to Departure Magazine, Phillipe Starck has brought the stunning Royal Monceau back with a twist! Phillipe is famous for his hotels design worldwide. You may know his design from the great New York hotels, the Hudson, and The Royalton. His innovative design style is cool yet guest friendly much like the ghost chair he is famous for. I love the chic spaces with modern lines yet large crystal chandeliers, and use of quirky desk chairs with French writing on them. He has reinterpreted the heritage of the Monceau by using the original chandeliers together above the Monumental staircase creating a spectacular light sculpture that is glittering yet not ostentatious. Phillipe has even designed a Suite based on Ray Charles, which consists of 4 rooms that meander effortlessly and would make Ray Charles proud with its vibrant, tactile objects. It even has a grand piano and a guitar!
According to Starck "Freedom is the only style. That is why I never speak about beauty or beautiful products but "good products". Nowadays, we have so many challenges; it is not really a priority to care for beauty. The only way for us is to focus on an ethic and ecological behavior"
Well, I know Phillipe does try to stay ecologically on the forefront in design, but he does somehow managed to infuse it with beauty. Judge for yourself!

Use of original chandeliers and an amazing staircase have joined the past with the present in a remarkable way!

The Cafe

Staircase worth photographing!

The unexpected wooden sculptures are great!


Love the soothing paint colors chosen for rooms.

Love the desk chair!

The suite has interest like someone's pied- de- terre rather than a hotel space!

The  Presidential Suite, simply stunning!


  1. I would just stay in the room for most of the day! Gorgeous.
    Happy Wednesday.

  2. Me too, and eat chocolate, and baguettes!!! Happy Wednesday to you too!!


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