Alain Ducasse a l'Hotel de Paris

Subtle and innovative, the lighting design conceived by Hervé Descottes reinvents the classical architecture of the restaurant with a twist of modernity. At the center of the room, video is projected onto the large, painted ceiling medallion and animate the artwork through the juxtaposition of infinite waves of color. A 23-foot circular suspension frames the ensemble. Seven hundred pieces of glass, custom-made by glass artist Aristide Najean, surround 2346 LED lights and mimic the delicate glow of fireflies. Lighting devices are also integrated into the furniture set especially designed for this renovation. A cutting-edge control system enables multiple light variations in order to create unique atmospheres. Combining technological innovation with the dramatic quality of the space, L'Observatoire’s lighting design awakens this lively historical décor.


Location Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Date Completed 2015
Interior Designer Agence Jouin Manku
Client Alain Ducasse
Type Hospitality
size1,700 ft2 / 160 m2
Status Built
Photo Credits Helene Hillaire