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    CASE STUDY: Furnishing InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu

    Architect Jean-Philippe Nuel specified Ligne Roset furniture when sensitively converting a former paupers hospital into the luxury hotel that is InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu…

    In order to successfully convert such an historic and emblematic site (it was originally a paupers hospital) into a hotel, Jean-Philippe Nuel drew on the dichotomy between the sobriety of the building’s interior and the richness of its architecture.

    And he chose furniture with this in mind, working with Ligne Roset Contract. For this spectacular renovation project which demanded six years of collaboration, the company manufactured, using semi-artisanal methods, almost 600 pieces of furniture in its factories in Briord, which are only 60 km distant from Lyon.

    Image caption: The lobby inside InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu

    The encounter between Ligne Roset and Nuel started in the 1980s, when the architect imagined his first hotels. It was also during this period that Ligne Roset began a strategic turning point by opening up to the equipment of high-end hotel establishments.

    Together, they imagine tailor-made furniture that will equip a large number of hotels and establishments in France: Hôtel Duo (Paris), Radisson Hotel (Nantes), Intercontinental Marseille, The Ponant ships, MGallery Paris Molitor and Trouville.

    From the Long Island chair and armchair in the bedrooms to the Tessa chair in the restaurant and the Luca Soft bridge and armchair in the ‘conciergerie’, there is a clear, dynamic link between the quality of manufacture and the restrained design of each of these models, which were dressed by Nuel in contemporary, sober yet nuanced coverings. Specifying Ligne Roset furniture throughout the hotel allowed Nuel to covert a treasured historical icon into a welcoming luxury hotel.

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    Main image credit: InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu

    Hamish Kilburn / 15.04.2020

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