Dorothée Meilichzon is still in her early 30s and already has six hotel designs to her credit. Five are in Paris, where Meilichzon runs her own firm, Chzon, and one is in London; we’d gladly check in to any of them (scroll to the end for a sampling).
Meilichzon is a designer who never repeats herself, but her work has certain things in common: She loves to pick a historic period and riff on it, treats building materials as playthings, has a weakness for potent colors, and always styles beds with derring-do. Her latest project is the Experimental Group’s newly opened Hotel des Grands Boulevards in an 18th-century building in Paris’s Second Arrondissement (closest Métro stop: Poissonnière). The structure went up on the grounds of a garden just before the French revolution, so here Meilichzon took the opportunity to tip her hat to Louis XVI style. Allons y.
Photography by Karel Balas, courtesy of Chzon.
Heading to Paris or London? Or looking for an inventive headboard design? Take a look at more of Meilichzon’s work: