As the year draws to an end, a lot of my colleagues are jetting off overseas to spend the festive season abroad. It’s an Australian tradition to flee during the holidays. I stumbled across this little hotel with some big ideas while researching hotels in Paris for a friend. Located in the Rue d’Edimbourg in a music loving neighbourhood, the Idol Hotel is a colourful Parisian boutique hotel that pays homage to its neighbours, like the Municipal Conservatory of Paris and nearby instrument makers. It’s no surprise that renowned hotel designer Julie Gauthron is the woman behind the bold and unforgettable interior.
Gauthron designed the interior around music, particularly funk, soul, and jungle music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, which you’ll see throughout. The hotel has 32 rooms, including 5 suites, each centred around a different colour palette and theme, helping to immerse guests into a full-on music experience.
While this hotel might not be to your taste or even your idea of a Parisian holiday, it cannot be argued that this hotel is rich in concept and immersive in its design. Its pattern is vibrant and complex in its layering. The almost childlike boldness to which pattern and colour has been applied here reminds us that design is fun!
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