Hotel L’Europe is just a few kilometres from the delightful French town of Colmar, in Alsace, also known as “la Petite Venise” for its numerous canals and engagingly romantic atmosphere. With its timber-framed architectural style, typical of Alsace, this exclusive hotel has 120 rooms and suites, a bistronomy restaurant and a large function room for events.
The hotel entrusted the lighting project for some of the areas to Decolighting, which chose a number of the extraordinary creations designed by Catellani & Smith and installed by Michelsonne. In the spacious restaurant, Viennese cane chairs alternate with bench seating, both in neutral shades such as taupe, beige and a range of light greys. This neutral colour scheme is broken up by the vivid green of the walls, highlighted by the rhythmical sequence of the Stchu-Moon wall lights, with their uneven, golden surface. The restaurant also features a number of niches that host the golden Stchu-Moon 05 model, with its distinctive spoon shape, which contains the LED board.
In keeping with the style chosen for the lighting of the walls, the choice fell to the Stchu-Moon 02 suspension lamp to light up the restaurant tables, coordinated with the gold colour of the wall lights. This gold-coloured leaf thus forms the fil rouge that runs through the various areas, making a strikingly expressive return in the cocktail bar, where individual Gold Moon pendants embellish and illuminate the bar counter.
This golden theme continues in the hall with Lederam W and a large, custom Macchina della Luce installed in the centre of the glass dome that allows natural light to flood through the whole setting. A succession of six discs in gold-coloured leaf in descending diameter size form a spectacularly eye-catching creation. Lastly, the function room is enhanced with delightfully decorative Fil de Fer Nuvola ceiling lamps, created with a light, airy aluminium wire structure hosting numerous tiny lighting elements.
Location: Hôtel de l’Europe, Horbourg-Wihr hotel-europe-colmar.com
Concept: Decolighting, Sélestat
Installation: Michelsonne, Sélestat