LE CINQ CODET
Designer: JEAN-PHILIPPE NUEL|
Located in the heart of the elegant 7th arrondissement, just steps away from Les Invalides, the challenge behind Le Cinq Codet Hotel was a daring one: how to transform the former 1930s telephone exchange building into a hotel? From the inspired vision of Jean-Philippe Nuel, it is now a must-have address, designed as a Parisian home-from-home, as atypical as it is seductive.
Originally erected in the 1930s, Le Cinq Codet is designed with character, transparency and curves. The double bay windows the length of its façade, the pure lines and the sheer space of the interiors are impressionable and promise a unique experience. Renowned architect Jean-Philippe Nuel broke away from conventional traditions to conceive « refined simplicity », to compliment the style of the 7th arrondissement which is reputed for its elegance and low key. «This is domestic language that has mutated. Things are taken a step further» points out the interior architect and designer. This atypical building offers an extraordinary diversity: no less than 29 types of room make up the 67 rooms that the hotel has on offer! A quirk that brings with it a sense of freedom: guests are invited to make their rooms their own, rooms are decorated in the spirit of an artist’s studio; where the finest everyday objects and paintings are displayed randomly, as though awaiting to be exhibited. Indeed, Le Cinq Codet Hotel celebrates contemporary art and show cases reputed as well as up-and-coming artists: paintings by Caroline Touzet, Cyril Destrade-Léveillé, photographs by Jean-Pierre Porcher, Véronique Durruty, Christian Bassot, Christophe Dugied, Gilles Trillard, paintings and sculptures by Béatrice Grandjean, graphics by Minakami Lab, paintings by Julio Rondo. No less than 400 artworks are on display to enhance a home-style feel. The furniture is created exclusively for the hotel by Agence Nuel and includes design icons by Elisabeth Garouste, Tom Dixon, and Patricia Urquiola.