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Hotel Saint James Paris

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
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Entry Description

The 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 Description

Expert lighting design agency
Light is More is a company which merges the talents of three lighting specialists; an architect and designer, a lighting engineer and an optic and electronics engineer.

Three complimentary’s independent minds
This collaboration allows us to practice their common passion through transversal fields like architecture, scenography and design.

Where lights enliven the space and bring emotion
We are inspired by that which surrounds us, by day and by night, by the ordinary and the extraordinary, so we can create an environment in constant evolution.