Agape

hospitality. The entrance to 41 Boulevard Saint-Michel in Paris is squeezed between the large windows of two shops. A tall door leads you in to the fantastic and magical world of Le Lapin Blanc, a charming boutique hotel located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, just a short walk from the Luxembourg Gardens and Notre - Dame Cathedral. The reference to the masterpiece of Lewis Carroll is declared immediately in the extract from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland visible in the lobby.

The design for the hotel, member of the Chateaux  & Hotels Collection, is the result of a collaboration between architect and photographer Rémi Chevrillon and artist Anaïs Albar for Quantic Studio. The brief was to create an intimate place with a strong personality which would keep the prerogatives of a four star hotel. Inspired by the mood of Carroll’s novel, Chevrillon and Albar decided to dress up this classic Parisian interior with psychedelic architectural details and devices: one such example being the reception, where the small space is doubled by the eleven metre mirrored wall in the corridor leading to the charming lobby  and the breakfast room. The floors are laid with rectangular ceramic pastel tiles that announce the delicate and harmonious colour palette of all the other rooms. The five upper floors house 27 rooms, divided into six different types. The bathroom elements echo and complement the rooms: a choice dictated by the limited space but  which is cleverly used to link up with the key theme of the design. The only existing division is on the floor where the pastel ceramics meet the carpet. The bathroom furnishings are essential, with washbasins, showers and sanitary ware all completely white.

In the 40 square metre suite on the top floor, a white Exmar In-Out bathtub designed by Benedini Associati sits under a large window beside the bed. Flawless and perfectly rounded, it fits in nonchalantly with the rest of the furnishings.

Project's products

In-Out
Bathtubs / free-standing
design Benedini Associati, 2009

Architect

Quantic Studio

Quantic Studio is a French architecture and art agency founded by french architect and photographer Rémi Chevrillon and french artist Anaïs in 2015. The 1rst project has been the creation of hotel Le Lapin Blanc and Quantic is now working on two private houses and an extension in Paris, with the same ambition.Rémi Chevrillon studied architecture at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais – ENSAPM –and receive his Master in Architecture degree at École Spéciale d'Architecture –ESA –in Paris. He has completed his formation with an authorization to practice project management in one’s own right –HMONP –and the Post-McQueen program at Architectural Association School of Architecture – AA School Paris. Rémi Chevrillon is a registered architect in France at the Ordre des Architectes d'Île-de-France. Anaïs Albar is born in 1985. She lives and works in Paris. Awarded with honors from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris –ENSAD–, she also studied at École nationale supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris and the School of Visual Arts –SVA in New York.

Anaïs Albar

Anaïs Albar is born in 1985. She lives and works in Paris. Awarded with honors from the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris – ENSAD – , she also studied at École nationale supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris and the School of Visual Arts – SVA – in New York. 

Rémi Chevrillon

Rémi Chevrillon studied architecture at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais –ENSAPM –and receive his Master in Architecture degree at École Spéciale d'Architecture –ESA – in Paris. He has completed his formation with an authorization to practice project management in one’s own right –HMONP –and the Post-McQueen Embryos program at Architectural Association School of Architecture –AA School Paris.

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