Prize(s) Winners in Hotel Lighting
Company Light is More
Lead Designers Pauline DAVID
Architecture Company Artefak
Interior Design Company Laura Gonzalez - Pravda Arkitect
Client Groupe Bertrand
Photo Credits Julien Mouffron-Gardner
Completion Date May 2022
Project Location Paris
Entry DescriptionThe majestic residence began its life as a home to the Thiers Foundation created in 1892.
In the 1980s the building became home to the Saint James Club of Paris, in the great tradition of London gentlemens clubs, remaining a symbol of French cultural and intellectual life.
The time-honoured Grand Hôtel codes have been scrupulously respected in this neoclassic building that embodies the iconic hôtel particulier. The Saint James, imagined as a gracious and luminous private residence, exudes a modern and timeless Parisian chic but also the soul of a real home. A warm, intimate spirit.
In order to pay homage to the history of the place, the lighting is discreetly integrated into the existing listed architecture and furnitures. In replacement where possible or ingeniously integrated with custom-made bases in the heart of the capitals or along the cornices.
It is the case for the accent lighting necessary to highlight Laura Gonzalez's custom-made creations like the soaring domed ceiling that dominates the lobby or for the ornate ten-foot-tall bas-relief based on a Tree of Life drawing made by the designer.
Company DescriptionPauline David, 30, is graduated from the National School of Architecture in Nancy, as well as a master of global design, specializing in glass, design and architecture.In 2014, she joined forces with two light enthusiasts: a light manager and an optical and electronic engineer. Together, they were created, “Light is More”, an arty lighting group.His 10 years of experience offer him an expertise and a sensitive approach to magnify achievements ranging from architecture to scenography and design.
Pauline is currently collaborating with the agencies of Laura Gonzalez, Ramy Fischler and R. Parente