Charles Jouffre redecorates suites at Le Meurice
- Category: Hotel
- Created on Thursday, 16 August 2012 16:35
Because of the importance of “at home” feeling for guests, Le Meurice wanted to use a Parisian interiors artist as opposed to a “hotel design” company. So Charles Jouffre – famous for creating the sumptuous drapes and hangings of the Grand Foyer at the Opera Garnier – was asked to design a brand new atmosphere for Le Meurice’s guestrooms. It was agreed that the hotel’s rooms were to take on the air of an elegant 18th Century home, where past and present meet with contemporary glamour. Using 17th Century techniques as part of a contemporary and noble philosophy, he set out to reinterpret the very spirit of Le Meurice, to create the ultimate Parisian home - a style envied all around the world.
Working closely with Sandrine Chollet, Jouffre has used re-worked period furniture using a palette of light colours interjected with bright tones and a contemporary, couture approach to create a welcoming and relaxing environment for visitors to Le Meurice, where each room is unique.
An artisan since the age of 16, Charles Jouffre is one of the most important names in interiors today and has created curtains and upholstery for Philippe Starck and Jacques Garcia. In 1987 he opened his own atelier and is a founding member of L’Association de Prestige et Tradition.