Interior designer Julie Gauthron collaborates with street artists to give Hotel Exquis a vibrant and surrealist edge

News Infurma29/02/2016

Taking inspiration from the Surrealist movement, Elegancia renew their on-going collaboration with French interior designer Julie Gauthron for the ‘Hôtel Exquis’. Offering a quirky and colourful hideaway in Paris’ trendy 11th arrondissement.

The 42 rooms have 8 surrealistic decorative themes. On each floor an artist or a duo of artists have created for each room an art installation in the style of a ‘cadavres exquis’ collage.

In each room, small half-moon vintage tables have been customised as bathroom furniture. Antique sewing machine tables and vintage television stands have been transformed in to desks or bathroom sink stands. In the breakfast room and reception area, there is a selection of vintage pieces from the 50s and 60s, sourced from the Saint Ouan antiques market, in the north of Paris.

Contributing artists: Monsieur Lui; Thom Thom; Jean Faucheur & Surfil; Fred Chevalier & Severine Metraz; Macay.

Monsieur Lui

Thom Thom

Jean Faucheur & Surfil

Fred Chevalier & Severine Metraz


The lift shaft, visible from each floor, has been tagged by Spanish street artist, Chanoir.


Wallpaper by Timorous Beasties, Cole & Son, Osbourne & Little, Miss Print...

Furniture & lighting &Tradition, Eno, House Doctor

Bespoke by Julie Gauthron

Wall lighting made from copper tubing was designed by Julie. High tables for the downstairs bar and breakfast area were designed and made to measure.

Source: Julie Gauthron

Photos: Céline Demoux

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