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Artist Jorge Pardo designs hotel L’Arlatan


The Arlatan hotel in Arles is genuinely unique in its approach. Pharmaceutical heiress Maja Hoffmann is on a mission to transform Arles into a hotspot for creativity and young talent. She installed the second outpost of her art foundation, Luma, in the city, which dates back to the Roman Empire.

As such, she saw the need for hospitality establishments at the same level of creativity to which she aspires. She gave Cuban born artist Jorge Pardo carte blanche to create a truly unique hotel experience, in line with her ultimate goal of putting Arles on the worldwide design map.

In creating the hotel, Pardo had to combine multiple buildings dating from different historical eras into one cohesive story. In doing so, he did not strip down the design elements; rather, Pardo added plenty more. As an artist, he designed almost every object in the hotel, from the custom floor tiles to the light fixtures to the ornate staircase.

If you have a chance to visit Arles, I highly recommend staying at this hotel. Or even grab lunch or dinner, it’s delicious.




ARLES, France

artist jorge pardo hotel, Artist Jorge Pardo designs hotel L’Arlatan
artist jorge pardo hotel, Artist Jorge Pardo designs hotel L’Arlatan
artist jorge pardo hotel, Artist Jorge Pardo designs hotel L’Arlatan
It is no secret that Paris has been the capital of fashion since the seventeenth century. The city has been the playground for prestigious designers and couture brands like Chanel, Dior, and Saint Laurent. Today the Parisian style is not only an aesthetic choice but a philosophy. It embraces elegance, timelessness, and slow responsible fashion. The focus is on the cut and the quality of the materials. No fluff or excessiveness with a less is more approach. And what better way to understand Parisian fashion than to visit a museum dedicated to it.

For more than 70 years, the house has been crafting magical couture pieces in their atelier at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Christian Dior has made this location a legendary address since the first collection in 1947. Behind its new flagship, the House of Dior inaugurates a permanent exhibition in an extraordinary gallery, independently of its boutique. Mr. Dior wanted to be an architect; the building and the museum pay him a beautiful tribute today.

The staging is astonishing. A circular staircase at the entrance showcases 452 dresses and 1,422 accessories, all 3D printed. Bags, shoes, perfumes, and small objects: so many testimonies of the Dior style materialized to elaborate this Diorama.