One of the chic guest rooms designed by Thomas Broomé at the new Drawing Hotel in Paris.
Photo: Galerie Bendana-Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris

The Art-Packed Drawing Hotel Debuts in Paris

A mother-and-daughter duo taps some of France's hottest talents for the exciting new venture
A striking work by Françoise Pétrovitch graces a guest hallway. Photo: Françoise Pétrovitch

After launching the popular Paris art fair Drawing Now, Christine Phal realized that drawing was still “an orphan here the rest of the year.” So she and her daughter, Carine Tissot, founded Drawing Lab and Drawing Hotel. Inspired in part by New York’s Drawing Center, the 1st arrondissement venture combines an art space (with a solo show by Brazilian artist Debora Bolsoni through September) with a four-star boutique hotel, where all five floors were embellished by artists. The question is whether the art can compete with the design shop, café-bar, or the picturesque views from the garden rooftop.

An Abdelkader Benchamma-designed hall. Photo: Abdelkader Benchamma
Artist duo Lek & Sowat conceived this kaleidoscopic corridor. Photo: Lek & Sowat
A wood-paneled guest room designed by Lek & Sowat. Photo: Lek & Sowat



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