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Year: 2016




Status: Completed

Just a short hop from the Comic Opera of Paris, the doors of the Hôtel Saint-Marc open onto a universe created by the Milan design agency DIMORESTUDIO. 
The traveller is guided into a building that was constructed in 1791 on the site of the private residence of the Duc de Choiseul. The building’s history is inseparable from that of Paris itself for it was here, in the offices of the newspaper Le National, founded by Adolphe Thiers, that on 27 July 1830 the solemn protest against the July edicts was drafted. That triggered the three-day revolution of 1830, known as the Trois Glorieuses.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the building housed the famous Italian restaurant Le Poccardi, an essential stop on any visit to Paris. It is said that Raoul Villain dined there on 31 July 1914, before going to assassinate Jean Jaurès in the Café du Croissant d’Or a few streets away. After serving a number of years as an office building, it was bought in 2013 by Nadia Murano and Denis Nourry, to whom is also accredited the Hôtel du Petit Moulin, designed by Christian Lacroix in 2005. They chose Britt Moran and Emiliano Salci of DIMORESTUDIO to bring life to the Hôtel SaintMarc in a manner appropriate to modern times yet respectful of its long heritage, mixing vintage furniture with made-to-measure creations.

Photo credits: Philippe Servent


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