Paris, France – 2017
Hot, cold, hard, colors, textures, scents, transparencies, everything here is sensations and experiences. And the wood, the velvet, the beaded work of the Yoruba chairs from Nigeria or the metal work allcompeting there. The starting point is this atrium with a large glass roof. We wanted to bring the natural element through a biodiversity library to create a green cocoon in the heart of Paris.
I imagined a botanical lobby, a kind of plant ‘cathedral’ to wrap its occupants in an architectural forest.