Ibis Styles Montreuil by Atelier Coste et Butin

Located in Montreuil, France, this contemporary hotel interior was designed by Atelier Coste et Butin.

Description by Atelier Coste et Butin

Georges Méliès is the inventor of the filmmaking art. In his Montreuil estate, this conjuring enthusiast created a big glass hall that became the first cinema studio in the world. Some special effects that are still used today, were invented there.

Georges Méliès, known as the Cinemagicien made numerous short films. The most famous one A Trip To The Moon was released in 1902. It transports the audience in a poetic, fantastic and mysterious world, filled with humour. The hotel offers to make you discover Georges Méliès and a few of his creations’ world.

Cradle of the first filmmakers like Emile Reynaud, Georges Méliès and later Charles Pathé, Montreuil figures prominently in the history of cinema. At the end of the 19th century Georges Méliès, inventor of film art and conjuring enthusiast, created the first cinema’s studio of the world in Montreuil where the first special effects were invented. Dealing with his magician skill, Georges Méliès develops a poetic, fantastic, mysterious and filled with humour. This universe guides our choices of colors, shapes and materials through the different areas of the Franklin Hotel. The ground floor is dress like a backstage, from the lodges to the scene, large volumes are cut into different chromatic and formal areas. The client is free to appropriate those scenes and becoming an actor of the space.
The corridors, as a countdown, announce the beginning of the movie.
The rooms, evoking the “Travel to the Moon” from Georges Méliès, projects the customer in a mysterious elsewhere conducive to imagination and daydreaming of each.

Photography by Opus Photo

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- by Matt Watts